Highlights from the Event

Bring a piece of the museum's collection into your home in this virtual craft workshop.

Join curator of African American Women’s History Angela Tate and Alicia Mazzara of Fresh Pear Jewelry as we explore Avis Collins Robinson’s quilt, Sharecropper’s Masterpiece. In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own polymer clay trinket dish inspired by Robinson's piece. Learn about Sharecropper’s Masterpiece while forming your own trinket dish using colors and patterns found in the quilt's design.

Your ticket includes the cost of all materials needed for the activity, instructions, and postage. Materials kits will be shipped to participants in advance of the program. Participants must register by April 28, 2022, to ensure materials arrive on time.

Materials kit includes:

Polymer clay
Acrylic roller
Craft knife
Depth guides
Tissue blade
Wet/dry sandpaper
Super glue
Bowl mold 

Participants will need to provide parchment paper, a cookie sheet, and a home oven to finish their dish. 
To learn more about Avis Collins Robinson’s quilt, Sharecropper’s Masterpiece, click here: https://nmaahc.si.edu/object/nmaahc_2015.277

About Rock Paper Plant & Fresh Pear  

Rock Paper Plant is a creative, women-of-color-owned business based in Washington, DC that specializes in botanical workshops and creations using live plants, cork, and fiber. The company was founded in 2017 by Alicia Mazzara and Cielo Contreras, two non-profit workers by day and makers and teachers on nights and weekends. We firmly believe that everyone can benefit from tapping into their creative side. In 2020, Alicia launched our sister brand, Fresh Pear Jewelry, a line of handmade earrings using polymer clay. You can find us at rockpaperplant.com and freshpearjewelry.com or on Instagram @rockpaperplant and @freshpearjewelry. 

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