TILT Kids Day

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Dress up in your craziest, most creative outfits, and come celebrate your unique style at FIAF!

On Saturday, March 11, we welcome families back for another TILT Kids Day — this time, exploring the theme of fashion. Participants will discover different aspects of the fashion world through a variety of fun, interactive workshops and also attend a fashion show where a few lucky will leave with newly transformed outfits!

A Fashionable Story Hour

11:30am & 1:15pm
FIAF Haskell Library, 2nd Floor, 22 East 60th Street, NYC
Ages 3–8 • 15 min
In English and French

Join us in the Haskell Library for a fun, interactive story hour led by Joséphine Kraemer! Discover the colorful and creative world of fashion with books by French and English-speaking authors.

Designer for a Day with Fashion Machine

12pm & 3pm
FIAF Skyroom, 8th Floor, 22 East 60th Street, NYC
Ages 9 & up • 90 min
In English

In this workshop, a group of students from The Ecole will work with five artists from the fields of textiles, theatre, and photography to remake the outfits of audience volunteers in less than an hour inside Theatre SKAM’s Fashion Machine!

As the students work, a photographer will capture their progress, broadcasting the photos onto the big screen, while the audience walks around to see how the budding designers are doing. When the time is up, the chosen audience members don their remade outfits and showcase their new looks in a fashion show.

Join us and see how Fashion Machine by Theatre SKAM helps to foster the creativity of the next generation of artists and have a whole lot of fun!

Please note: If you plan to participate in the fashion show, please only wear items that you are comfortable with being taken apart and modified. Your entire outfit will be altered (cut, sewn, colored, and more!).

  • About Theatre SKAM
    • Theatre SKAM was formed in 1995 as a project-based company by four emerging artists (Sarah Donald, Karen Turner, Amiel Gladstone, and Matthew Payne) as a means for the creation and production of new work.

      Since 2007, with founding member Matthew Payne as Artistic Producer, the company has operated year-round with full-time staff positions, supporting local artists, running a theatre school, and creating new work from their studio in Victoria, Canada.

      Since its founding, the company has produced numerous works and has received to critical and audience acclaim and for its innovative site-specific work and intimate elegant theatre.

      Theatre SKAM play a pivotal role in the cultural life of the Victoria region, and through touring to Nanaimo, Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, France, Cardiff, and Bristol, has become recognized by peers across the country for its contribution to national networks and new work development.

  • About Matthew Payne
    • Matthew (he/him) lives and works as a theatre professional on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples (Victoria, Canada), and dedicates his professional career to dreaming up inspirational and innovative projects that develop new work, build community, and tour the world.

      Since graduating from the University of Victoria in 1993, he has worked regularly in Canadian Theatre, taking on a variety of roles including as a writer, performer, carpenter, director, production manager, stage manager and administrator. He has worked with a myriad of companies, including: The Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Story Theatre, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Giggling Iguana, Nightswimming, Crow’s Theatre, and a dozen peer companies based in Vancouver.

      As Artistic and Managing Producer of Theatre SKAM, Matthew has shepherded the organization Theatre SKAM through a period of remarkable fiscal growth.

      In 2019 Matthew was awarded the ProArt Mid Career Artist Award.

Discover Sempé & Create Your Own Bande Dessinée!

FIAF Gallery, 1st Floor, 22 East 60th Street, NYC
All Ages • 20 min
English & French available

Join us for a tour of the FIAF Gallery’s exhibition of world-renowned artist Jean-Jacques Sempé’s iconic works. Enjoy a closer look at the illustrations from Sempé’s children’s series, Le Petit Nicolas, as well as his New Yorker covers.

Writing and drawing activities will be available throughout the tour so kids can illustrate their own bande dessinée with characters from Le Petit Nicolas!

Lights, Camera, Fashion! Discover Life on a Photo Set

FIAF Tinker Auditorium, Level A, 22 East 60th Street, NYC
All Ages • 20 min
In English

Stop by our miniature photography studio for a fun, behind-the-scenes look at the technique and artistry involved in a fashion shoot!

In this interactive workshop, kids will have the opportunity to discover the various roles on a photography set, from lighting designer to creative director, stylist to set designer, as they play with lighting, costumes, and background.

  • About Ana Vallejo
    • Ana Vallejo is an interdisciplinary mixed media artist and conceptual documentary photographer from Colombia based in New York. With a background in biology, the root of Vallejo’s practice is researching trauma, brain plasticity, and human consciousness. She incorporates experimental and holistic approaches to investigate the potential that art, social bonds, and collective experiences offer to heal and transcend challenging experiences.

      Her work has been exhibited in festivals and venues like Photo Vogue Festival (Milan), PhMuseum Days Festival (Italy), Currents New Media Festival (Santa Fe, California), Month of Photography in Los Angeles (MOPLA), Foam (Amsterdam), Berlin Photo Week, Lumix festival (Germany), and Organ Vida Festival (Croatia). In 2021, Vallejo was selected as a Foam Talent, received the Excellence in Multimedia Storytelling award by Center Santa Fe, and earned the 1st prize of The PhMuseum Women Photographers Grant.

Fashion Customization at Illustration Station

FIAF Tinker Auditorium, Level A, 22 East 60th Street, NYC
Ages 5 & up • 40 min
In English

Make it your own! In this workshop, kids will express their individual creativity by using illustrations to customize fashion pieces. Participants are invited to bring items from home that they’d like to customize, such as your favorite t-shirt, sweatshirt, pants, shoes, or canvas tote, and decorate them with the help of fashion illustrator Celine Mai.

  • About Celine Mai
    • Celine Mai is a French artist living in New York with her husband and two little girls. She specializes in comics, colorful fashion and surfing illustrations.

      After graduating from the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris and working in the fashion industry, Celine Mai studied at the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League in New York. Since then, she has collaborated with brands such as the hair accessory brand Maison Alexandre de Paris and with the surfboard company Infinity Surf, based in California.

      Her paintings have been exhibited with Treat Gallery during Miami Art Week and several art shows in Brooklyn and Queens. Her short comic ‘The Art of Shopping’ was published in ‘This Quarantine Life: A COVID-19 Era Comics Anthology’ and featured in the Wall Street Journal.

      A lifelong surfer, she is currently working on her first graphic novel about surfing.

About TILT Kids Day

Founded in 2016, FIAF’s TILT Kids Festival offers fun, unique, adventurous art for the whole family. Presented in a new format since fall 2022, the festival now takes place in three separate installments throughout the cultural year. Each TILT Kids Day offers a variety of activities for our youngest visitors, with emphasis on an engaging theme. Stay tuned for an announcement for the third TILT Kids Day in this 2022-2023 series to be held in May or June 2023.