Museum of Arts and Design: Studio Sundays January 2010

New York, NY (January 1, 2010)

Every Sunday afternoon, the Museum of Arts and Design offers its popular Studio Sundays hands-on workshops for children and their families that focus on the physicality of “making” and the sensual and tactile qualities of materials. The workshops include introductions to various mixed media—clay, metal, fiber, wood, glass, paper, rubber, etc.—and related studio activities transforming ideas into art objects. Studio Sundays provides the opportunity to learn through your hands while having a good time together in the Museum’s galleries and Open Studios.

• Every Sunday, 2:00 sharp until 4:00pm (unless otherwise noted).
• No reservations required, but space is limited.
• $10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
• For more information, call 212.299.7720

JANUARY 2010 SCHEDULE:

Studio Sundays: Hidden Messages
Sunday, January 10, 2010, 2:00-4:00 PM
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Every Sunday afternoon, the Museum of Arts and Design offers its popular Studio Sundays hands-on workshops for children and their families. In this workshop, participants will make pop-up cards by learning simple cutting and scoring techniques.

Studio Sundays: Tissue Paper: Light as Feather, Stiff as a Board
Sunday, January 17, 2010, 2:00-4:00 PM
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Colorful tissue papers are commonly used as packaging material for gifts. However, there are some cultures, such as Mexico, that use tissue papers for artwork. Participants of this hands-on workshop for the entire family will look at artwork that uses tissue paper in Slash: Paper Under the Knife, as well as other work made of cut paper. In MAD’s Open Studios, participants will explore this delicate and light material.

Studio Sundays: Have you torn any good books lately?
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 2:00-4:00 PM
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Artwork made from books is one of the themes from Slash: Paper Under the Knife, the Museum’s current exhibition. Participants of this family crafts workshop will look at select artwork from the exhibition and question the role of language, words and the meaning behind cutting books. In the Museum’s Open Studios, participants will cut out books to create artwork using scissors, Xacto-knives and other materials to embellish the piece.

Studio Sundays: Program tbd
Sunday, January 31, 2009, 2:00-4:00 PM
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Support for Studio Sundays has been provided by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation and The Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation. Support has also been provided by donations to the Museum’s Education Department from individual donors.

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ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN
The Museum of Arts and Design explores how craftsmanship, art, and design intersect in the visual arts today. The Museum focuses on contemporary creativity and the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials through processes ranging from the handmade to cutting edge technologies. The Museum’s exhibition program explores and illuminates issues and ideas, highlights creativity and craftsmanship, and celebrates the limitless potential of materials and techniques when used by creative and innovative artists. MAD’s permanent collection is global in scope and focuses on art, craft, and design from 1950 to the present day.

At the center of the Museum’s mission is education. The Museum’s dynamic new facility features classrooms and studios for master classes, seminars, and workshops for students, families and adults. Three open artist studios engage visitors in the creative processes of artists at work and enhance the exhibition programs. Lectures, films, performances and symposia related to the Museum’s collection and topical subjects affecting the world of contemporary art, craft and design are held in a renovated 150-seat auditorium. For more information about the Museum of Arts and Design, visit www.madmuseum.org

Contact

Claire Laporte
Chief External Affairs Officer

Christina Allan
Communications Associate

Tel: 212.299.7737
Email: press@madmuseum.org

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