Weaving craft

Virtual Family Day: Wonderful Weaving

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Thursday, March 25, 2021,
4pm - 5pm

Online via Zoom

$5 per Household | Free for MAH Members

Grab your craft supplies and creative kiddos for our new monthly series of virtual family-friendly events.

Hop on Zoom as MAH Learning & Engagement Manager, Jamie Keil, takes you through a hands-on weaving art activity alongside featured artists from our upcoming exhibition In These Uncertain Times.

For this month's craft, we will transform discarded paper into colorful patterns through the art of weaving.

We'll be joined by In These Uncertain Times exhibiting artists, Camilla Schaeffer and Rachel Kippen, for the step-by-step activity and to hear more about their work. This craft is great for all ages but may suit kids 6 and older better.

Materials Needed:

  • At least 2 sheets of paper
  • Weaving pieces like long scrap paper, flyers, old art, magazines, anything paper that you can cut into strips
  • Tape (we'll be using clear scotch tape)
  • Scissors

Register via Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. You can sign up to become a MAH Member here to receive free admission and support the MAH while you're at it. We look forward to seeing you online as we stay connected and creative through these challenging times.

Featured Artists

Gold Chain by Camilla Schaeffer

Gold Chain, by Camilla Schaeffer

“When lock down started I taught myself the finer details of weaving. If 2020 gave me anything it is time...”

Camilla Schaeffer is an elementary art teacher at Ann Soldo Elementary in Watsonville and an artist currently residing in Felton, CA. She weaves and paints. A graduate from Boston University with a Master’s Degree in Art Education and an undergraduate degree from Albright College in Reading, PA. Formally a member of the Arts and Humanities Committee for Takoma Park, MD and of the Perry Street Art Collective.

Plasticulture Hawaiian lauhala weaving

Plasticulture - Hawaiian lauhala weaving and kapa adornment with recovered agricultural plastic from Elkhorn Slough, by Rachel Kippen

“Plasticulture is a reclamation of my cultural practices using the discards of modern day conventional agriculture. It represents what many of our indigenous people and all earth people have left to work/weave with. Weaving is an act of liberation, which is freeing while in isolation. It is a way that women have organized, passed down information, passed along stories, shared and woven perspectives. The work also heightened a desire for care for the land, malama ‘aina, as the weave is giving value back to the discarded materials while removing them from the soil.”

Rachel Kippen is a professional program director with a decade's experience in environmental education, strategic leadership, and public program management. She strives to be a leader that equitably shares the wonders and benefits of a healthy coastal relationship and creates an inclusive, connected, and ocean-minded community.

Become a MAH Member

Memberships start at $40 and are a great way to get more involved and support the Museum. Once you sign up to become a MAH Member, RSVP via the Free Membership Ticket on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link for this event.


Reach out via email to membership@santacruzmah.org we're more than happy to confirm your membership status and/or help you renew so you can take advantage of these membership perks.

These Family Days are great for all ages, but may hold the attention of 5-12 year olds best.

We do ask that parents and/or guardians join this activity with their kids and do not leave children unattended during the event.

You'll need to RSVP or buy a ticket on Eventbrite (stay tuned for updates). Eventbrite will then instantly send you the Zoom link and send a reminder the day of the event.

If you have any technical troubles or have any questions please reach out to us at info@santacruzmah.org.