Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to host the fourth annual HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL, a free community event. Families and visitors of all ages are invited to this fun day of indoor/outdoor activities. This year, HCCC celebrates glass art with hands-on activities, demonstrations by local artists and more.
- Learn about various glass processes, such as glass blowing, flame working, cold working, etching, sand blasting, fusing and casting
- Have fun with hands-on activities:
- Decorate a suncatcher that resembles stained-glass art
- Create a macramé-style bracelet with the Houston Bead Society
- Embellish a glass gem to create a paperweight
- See live flame-working demonstrations by the Houston Society for Glass Beadmakers
- See demos by local glass artists, Miguel Unson, and Gene Hester
- Join Dick Moiel and Kathy Poeppel from Houston Studio Glass for an interactive info session
- Learn about glass etching and glass blowing with Carmen Dorman, of Glass Etching by Matisse, and Michael Kerry Brown, of Three Dimensional Visions
- Watch hot-glass-blowing demonstrations from the Corning Museum of Glass video archives
- View the fall exhibitions in our galleries: CraftTexas 2014 and In Residence: Works by 2013 Resident Artists
- Enjoy food and refreshments on site from The Golden Grill and Monster PBJ foodtrucks
PARKING: The HCCC parking lot will be blocked off for activities and food trucks, but parking will be available on nearby streets and in the northern end of the First Presbyterian Church’s north lot at 5300 Main St.
The HANDS-ON HOUSTON FAMILY FESTIVAL is a super-sized version of HANDS-ON HOUSTON, a free craft-activity open house at HCCC on the first Saturday of every month (11 AM – 3 PM). Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to current exhibitions and events. Families and children of all ages are welcome, and materials are provided. Note: In the event of heavy rain, the event will be cancelled.