•          Schedule of Events

    Schedule of Events

Upcoming Events

The Society provides exciting, dynamic (and usually free!) programs on Thursday nights and weekends! Visitors can hear an artist talk, see a demonstration, take a workshop, or attend an opening reception. Browse below or look at our Events Calendar to see what's next!

Members Only: Tea Ceremony with Urasenke Boston / Saturday, November 2, 2pm / $45

Members Only: Tea Ceremony with Urasenke Boston / Saturday, November 2, 2pm / $45

Experience tea as it has been made in Japan for hundreds of years, as well as the tools and movements that are specific to Japanese tea culture! Four guests can participate in a traditional tea ceremony hosted at the Society of Arts + Crafts; tickets may also be purchased to observe the procedings.)

This event is alongside the Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston exhibition, which features over 60 works from Japanese craftspeople.
Image courtesy of Kogei Kyoto. (This can be removed if the image changes)

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Artist Talk: Kimberly Becker / Thursday, November 7, 7:00 - 7:30pm / free

Artist Talk: Kimberly Becker / Thursday, November 7, 7:00 - 7:30pm / free

Join us at the Society of Arts + Crafts to hear our Artist-In-Residence, Kimberly Becker, talks about her work and inspiration.

"I fight for the rights of women with my art. I’m an embroiderer, seamstress, painter, storyteller. I sew dresses, make dolls, and embroider words to tell stories women want to share. We all have experiences of being diminished, overlooked, undervalued simply for being born female... Our political system is unraveling. Activism is hard. Making something with our hands is a meditative process. Join me to hear about my evolution as an activist and artist." - Kimberly Becker

Free and open to the public.

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Child's Play: Opening Reception / Thursday, November 21, 6-9pm

Child's Play: Opening Reception / Thursday, November 21, 6-9pm

Like Craft, toys and games bring out joy and amusement through interaction, shared memories, and imagination. Let’s re-discover a love of handcrafted toys, collectibles, and games. There is no age requirement for having fun!

Image credit: Brett Kern

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Resistance Doll Workshop with Kimberly Becker / Saturday, December 7, 11am - 1pm / $30

Resistance Doll Workshop with Kimberly Becker / Saturday, December 7, 11am - 1pm / $30

Join our Artist in Residence for this workshop where each person will leave with a doll of their own creation. The dolls are made from recycled clothing and will include some machine and hand stitching and lots of open ended discussion about what matters to us in the year 2019.

Materials, notions, and stuffing for the dolls will be provided. You are also welcome to bring used clothing and scraps of your own (densely knit sweaters and printed cotton work really well).

These dolls pack a punch, and make great gifts for someone you wish to empower!

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Ring in the Holidays with the Rasa String Quartet / Thursday, November 14, 7pm / $10

Ring in the Holidays with the Rasa String Quartet / Thursday, November 14, 7pm / $10

Relax and enjoy an hour of classical music in our gallery:
-String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77 No. 1 (Haydn)
-Autumn Leaves (Kosma, Arr. Toru Takemitsu)
-String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 13 (Mendelssohn)

The Rasa String Quartet was formed in 2019 at the New England Conservatory of Music and creates meaningful connections with their audiences by performing at the highest level of artistry. Quartet members have performed worldwide, won prizes in renowned competitions, performed at elite festivals, and collaborated with distinguished artists. We are honored to host them here at the Society. Join us!

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Crafting Your Own Game / Saturday, January 4, 2:00pm / $40

Crafting Your Own Game / Saturday, January 4, 2:00pm / $40

Get a crash course in game design theory and make your very own analog game with Northeastern professor Brandon Sichling. Participants will get an overview of non-computer/video games and the special design considerations, and how designers make prototypes. Then, make and test your game prototype and learn about iterative design (editing and refining them). We will provide dice, game chips, markers, and cardstock for your designing pleasure! Guidance will be given on how to integrate your own craft and thematic elements into your game while designing for sp ecific objects, experiences, and narratives.

Workkshop presented in conjunction with SA+C's exhibit 'Child's Play'. Ticket includes 2 hour workshop and materials fee.

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Artist Talk: Kirk Tegelaar (Skunkadelia) and Michael Stasiuk / Saturday, January 11, 2pm / free

Artist Talk: Kirk Tegelaar (Skunkadelia) and Michael Stasiuk / Saturday, January 11, 2pm / free

Two artists from our Child's Play exhibition talk about their work and process: Kirk Tegelaar (Skunkadelia) makes TIG welded astrobots out of steel scraps in his studio in Somerville, MA. He is a "proud and happy member of the Artisan’s Asylum makerspace community, where he’s been teaching a challenging and rewarding monthly TIG welding class since 2010."

Michael Stasiuk creates playful multimedia sculptures in his studio in Portsmouth, NH. Michael works with a "child-like sensibility fueled by many years of teaching and collaborating with children and adults." His sculptures are represented in private and corporate collections including Wellington Management and New England Biolab.

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