FINAL DERBY WORKSHOP- Creative Bonanza: Costuming, Bike Anatomy, Kinetic Sculpture Construction, and More


Only a month away from the Derby!!! This workshop is customized to help you troubleshoot, or get you on track if you’re a bit behind in your build.
6 PM to 10 PM At Art Assembly 3245 Amber Street 4th Floor with drinks and music after the workshop!

-Put the finishing touches on your costume!

– Get that derby rolling!

– Learn how to make a sweet helmet to wear on your derby creation!

– Stick around for a happy hour at Art Assembly. Free PBC beer, music, and maybe even some dancing!



Art assembly

 ART/ASSEMBLY is a visual arts coworking space in Port Richmond, Philadelphia. It was founded in 2012 by artists Sari Widman and Sebastien Derenoncourt with the goal of creating a collaborative environment for artists to create, explore, examine and engage in critical discourse about their work and the work of others. The A/A space features a shared work area, private studios, a library, tool share, and material swap among other amenities. Members have an environment to meet with clients and collaborators, or can use the open work area to construct and stage large works, installations, and performances, as well as the ability to host and curate short term events. A/A organizes and presents talks, screenings, workshops, and nontraditional forms of work to help enrich the critical dialogue in the art & maker community of Philadelphia. A/A is always looking for new and interesting members, collaborators and partners

INSTRUCTOR:  Stephen Horcha

Stephen Horcha builds Haley Tricycles. He started the company after searching for a good way to move his drum set around downtown Savannah, Georgia by pedal-power, and couldn’t find one. In fact, Haley Trikes’ cargo boxes are designed to perfectly hold a four-piece Pacific FS drum set, with the bass drum strapped to the lid. The size is perfect for just about anything else, however, and Stephen soon found a market with the oddest and most varied customer base.

In the spring of 2006, Stephen moved the company to Philadelphia, where Haley Tricycles is currently headquartered.


INSTRUCTOR: Caitlin Peck


Caitlin Peck is a local artist with a passion for building and the obscure.Since 2013, Peck has been working as a studio assistant for Character Translations, Inc., a studio in Norristown which specializes in mascot costume building and puppetmaking. She has also built pieces for Spiral Q Puppet Theater in Philadelphia and participated in this year’s Mummer’s Parade with the Rabble Rousers. Her studio practice involves plush (and sometimes wearable) pieces which embody mental fabrications of family history, memories, and personal sentiments.

Instructor- Sebastien Derencourt


Sebastien Derenoncourt is a Haitian born, Philadelphia based artist and designer. He started his career during the wild days of the web, and has a fascination with data, systems, and the way humans interact with them. He currently teaches web theory and design thinking at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the co-director of ART/ASSEMBLY, a communal workspace for artists.

Instructor- Sari Wideman



Sari Widman is an artist, arts administrator, and educator with a focus on social practice.

She currently designs and facilitates participant driven art and tech programming for Maker Jawn at the Free Library of Philadelphia. She is the co-director of Art/Assembly.  Art/Assembly is a membership based workspace for artists with a focus on engaging the Philadelphia arts community in critical dialogue about practice, process, and theories of art making.


After the workshop, stick around for the party! There will be free Philadelphia Brewing Company beer, music, dancing, and mingling with your fellow derby mad scientists! Maybe you can even join forces for some last minute derby creation. Who knows!?