December 2009 Public Programs

New York, NY (November 30, 2009)

MAD’s Public Programs in December focus on the hand-made and do it yourself hands-on workshops for the entire family. Highlights include:
• A weaving workshop where participants will create their own unique woven bag while learning basic weaving techniques on Wednesday, December 9;
• Hands-on art making with DIY Salon at MAD’s Open Studios on Thursday, December 10 and
• MAD’s Studio Sundays family workshops

For more information on MAD’s public programs in December see schedule below. The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle. For information, contact 212.299.7790 or log on to www.madmuseum.org. All programs are subject to change.  

DECEMBER 2009 PUBLIC PROGRAMS SCHEDULE
Wednesday Workshops: Woven Bags
Wednesday, December 9 at 2:00 PM
One Wednesday each month, MAD opens its studios for a hands-on workshop with artists. In this workshop, participants will create their own unique woven bag while learning basic weaving techniques on three different types of looms. The class will be taught by Cynthia Alberto and educators from the Textile Arts Center.

DIY Salon III: Cut Paper
Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 pm
$10 General; $7 Members (tickets available at the door)
Join MAD’s Open Studios for a night of hands-on art making, music, food, and drink in celebration of the Museum's current exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife. Do-it-yourself artists will demonstrate their personal skills and help guide visitors in creating their own projects. Tours of Slash included.

Studio Sundays: Household Humor
Sunday, December 13, 2009, 2:00-4:00 PM

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

MAD’s popular Studio Sundays hands-on workshops for children and their families will focus on everyday household items, inspired by the Museum’s current exhibition of prototypes created by the Japanese design team Nendo. The design work of Nendo is often humorous or whimsical, employing a variety of obvious or unseen materials.

Studio Sundays: Landscapes, Dreamscapes, Paperscapes
Sunday, December 20, 2009, 2:00-4:00 PM

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

MAD’s hands-on family workshops explore topographies of real and imagined places as shown in the Museum’s exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife.  After looking at work created from maps of existing places and others that explore landscapes of the mind, participants are invited to create their own land, city, or dreamscapes from paper.

Studio Sundays: Vessel as Metaphor
Sunday, December 27, 2009, 2:00-4:00 PM

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

What is a vessel, and what does it (or what is it meant to), contain? In this hands-on workshop designed for children and their families, participants will look at the works of artists from the Museum’s exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife  and MAD's permanent collection that use the vessel as a metaphor for personal identity. Participants will create their own vessels as metaphors for our own identity, whether it be social, political and/or personal.

Contact

Claire Laporte
Chief External Affairs Officer

Christina Allan
Communications Associate

Tel: 212.299.7737
Email: press@madmuseum.org

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