Date & Time
Saturday, June 3, 2023 11:00 am
to 3:00 pm
Venue
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Address
4848 Main St., Houston, Texas, 77002

Join HCCC and current resident artist Guadalupe Hernandez to learn how to make a papel picado banner!

Papel picado, or “perforated paper,” is a traditional Mexican decorative craft made by cutting elaborate designs into sheets of tissue paper. Experiment with various folds to create scalloped edges and mirror image designs. Complete your five cut panels and attach them to a string to form a banner that can be hung for your next celebration! What will your papel picado celebrate?

Note: This activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. The event is subject to change or cancellation in response to current COVID-19 conditions.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20-minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.

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SESSION 2: SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2024 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Create your own fused glass ornament or suncatcher with glass artist Eric DePan from Houston House of Glass.

Thursday, August 1, 2024

Inspired by our summer exhibition, “La Fuente del Deseo,” HCCC presents a special one-night concert with Las Fenix!

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Join HCCC in exploring balance and stability by designing your own, whimsical kinetic sculpture using wood and recycled materials.

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located in the Houston Museum District, two blocks south of Highway 59, near Rosedale St. Visitors should park in the free parking lot located directly behind the building, off Rosedale and Travis Streets, and enter through the back entrance. 

Free Admission

OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY, 10 AM – 5 PM

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