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Etsy Meet & Make: Craft Lab at MCD

Programs for Adults

The Museum of Craft and Design offers a variety of programming for adults, ranging from hands-on workshops to artist lectures to community events.

Through our programs you will engage with leading artists and thinkers in the field of contemporary craft and design.

Please contact us at 415.773.0303 for information about special events and programs.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

Etsy Craft Lab at MCD: Upcycled Summer Festival Jewelry
Thursday, July 9                        
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
From Coachella to Burning Man, and all the picnics and park days in between!
Join SF Etsy lead Katy Atchison in creating the perfect custom accessories for all
your 2015 festival fashions. We'll use recycled and donated gems, jewels, and
treasures for this project so bring your own pieces that need positive, new vibes
breathed into them! 21+ please.



Speaker Series at the Museum of Craft and Design
Dutch Design in San Francisco: Mike & Maaike
Thursday, July 16                        
6:30PM - 8:00 PM  TICKETS>>
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

In conjunction with Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft: join Maaike Evers and Mike Simonian in conversation about Dutch Design. Evers, Dutch and Simonian, Californian, are the brains behind the San Francisco progressive industrial design studio, Mike & Maaike.

 

 

Speaker Series at the Museum of Craft and Design:
Scott Summit and Janne Kyattenen of 3D Systems
Saturday, July 25                 
2:00 PM - 3:30PM  TICKETS>>
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

Join Scott Summitt and Janne Kyattenen of 3D Systems in an engaging discussion around the body, 3-D printing and art.

 

 

Movie Night at MCD: Dutchness: The Dutch Design Documentary (2013) 42 min
Thursday, August 6                       
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  TICKETS>>
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
Join the Museum of Craft and Design for a viewing of Dutchness: The
Dutch Design Documentary. Spend time after the screening to explore
our "Hands Off" exhibition and apply the new concepts introduced in the documentary.

 
Urban Air Market Reception/Speaker Series at the Museum of Craft and Design
Rena Tom of Makeshift Society
Thursday, August 5                   
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

In celebration of Sunday’s Dogpatch Urban Air Market, the Museum will have
participating artists present. For artists and interested particpants, Rena Tom
of Makeshift Society, a strategist and matchmaker for makers, will discuss the
company as well as her experience with wholesale distribution.


Urban Air Market: The Dogpatch Summer Show
Sunday, August 16                       
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
TICKETS>>
The Museum of Craft and Design is beyond excited to participate in the Bay Area’s
favorite sustainable shopping event. We will have a booth outside our entrance and we will host adult adn child friendly activities throughout the dayThis free event will feature 100+ emerging
designers and established brands, in addition to talented artists and musicians. We
are proud to be a co-sponsor and will be hosting adult and child friendly activities
throughout the day.

 

Etsy Craft Lab at MCD: Hand Painted Mason Jar Lanterns with Adrienne Wiley

Thursday, August 20                      

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>

There never seems to be a shortage of mason jars laying around! With puff paint,

glass paint, and a votive candle, a simple mason jar becomes a beautiful lantern--

perfect for the long summer nights!

 

 

Speaker Series at MCD: Derek Chen of Council Design
Thursday, August 27             
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM TICKETS>>
Founder of Council Design, local designer Derek Chen creates sleek tabletop items
and contemporary furniture that is produced with the engineer's eye for the
strategic application of technology as well as an awareness of the visual and
tactile appeal of natural forms and materials—it is an easy blend of high-tech
and hand-craftsmanship.

Etsy Craft Lab at MCD: Burlap Banner

Thursday, September 3                 

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>

Decorate your house for fall with a burlap banner. Hang it outside on the door

or inside on the mantle for a seasonal charm you can’t purchase in stores.

Rebecca Saylor of Oodle Badoodle will be present to lead the way.


Speaker Series at MCD: Zahid Sardar, Closing Remarks on Hands Off

Thursday, September 10               

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM TICKETS>>

In the fifth and final Speaker Series for Hands Off, Guest Curator Zahid Sardar

shares his thoughts and closing remarks on the exhibition. What topics were discussed

and explored through the exhibition? What questions remain unanswered?


Adult Workshop at the MCD: Dafna Kaffeman.
Saturday, September 26                
2:00 PM -5:00 PM TICKETS>>
Dana Kaffeman demonstrates and teaches her rice paper and embroidery technique
and talks about how she uses personal experiences and her perspective as a woman
to interpret political and social issues through her work.

Craft Lab at MCD
Dia de los Muertos: Oaxacan Sugar Skulls
Thursday, October 8
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
In celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, create a traditional sugar skull
that will last longer than any jack-o-lantern! Artist Beverly Trengove of Dem Bones
instructs this class full of sugar, frosting, and fond memories. Mexican coffee, pan
dulce, and cerveza included. 
21+ please.

Speaker Series at MCD: Communication through Craft: Judas Recendez
Saturday, October 10
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TICKETS>>
Judas Recendez joins us to recount his experience in using ceramic arts to help heal
from an IED explosion during his second tour of duty in Iraq. Join us for this compelling
conversation in conjunction with Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist
Veterans.


Tour of Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans and 
Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.
Wednesday, October 21                     
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TICKETS>>
Join a lunchtime walkthrough with Ariel Zaccheo of Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary
Craft by Artist Veterans andWithout Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.


Movie Night at MCD: Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire
Wednesday, October 21                     
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
Since 1971 the Pilchuck Glass School has been pushing the limits of a medium that
can last centuries or shatter in an instant. Through the story of this small and highly
influential school in the Pacific Northwest Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire identifies the
remarkable convergence of visionary individuals, regional culture, and fortunate
timing to explain how and why Pilchuck and the studio glass movement has blossomed.
Exhibition access, wine, and popcorn included.

 

Movie Night at MCD
PBS: Craft in America: Service (2014) 57 minutes
Thursday, November 5
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
Craft in America: Service explores the creativity and healing of our nation’s soldiers
and veterans. This documentaryfeatures ceramists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez, Peter
Voulkos and other G.I. Bill artists, Pam DeLuco and the Paper Doll Project, and Eugene
Burks Jr, saddler at the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon. Make sure to come early and view
the Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans exhibition before the
screening. Exhibition access, wine, and popcorn included.


Craft Lab at MCD

Holiday Cheese Party: Wood-burned Cutting Boards 

Thursday, November 12

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>

The holidays are just around the corner! Celebrate the season by detailing a cheese

serving board with your own wood-burned designs. Cheese samples and wine included.

21+ please.


Speaker Series at MCD: Guest Curator Davira S. Taragin
Thursday, November 19
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM TICKETS>>
Guest Curator Davira S. Taragin leads a tour and conversation surrounding Without
Camouflage, examining current key political and social issues that exist as the result
of human interaction.

Speaker Series at MCD: Ehren Tool

Thursday, December 3                 

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM TICKETS>>

Please join the Museum of Craft and Design for an informative and powerful discussion

with artist veteran Ehren Tool, who will be here to discuss his immersive and provoking cups.

 

Adult Workshop at MCD: Pam Deluco of Shotwell Paper Mill

Saturday, December 12

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TICKETS>>

Pam Delcuo of San Francisco's Shotwell Paper Mill leads an immersive, hands-on

paper making workshop that reflects her innovative work on the Paper Doll Project,

and with Combat Paper.

 


PAST PROGRAMS

Etsy Craft Lab at Museum of Craft and Design:


Adult Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design: Collaborative 3D Design with Scott Summit & Janne Kyttanen of 3D Systems
Saturday, June 27       
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM 
In this Adult Workshop, learn how 3D printing is used by different designers to create vastly different objects from a single scan.

Audience members will participate in a dynamic "exquisite corpse" experience via telecommunication with 
​specialists in the field. Scott Summit and Janne Kyttanen of 3D Systems will be here to discuss design-to-manufacturing solutions and showcase
the technology used in this rapidly growing discipline.

Neighborhood Night in the Dogpatch
Thursday, June 11                        
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
It's almost summer, so come chill out with us in the Dogpatch! SF Etsy

Artist Marissa Carter of Granny Panty Designs will be showing us how to sport our neighborhood pride with paper cuts made from maps and cork fabric generously provided by Spicer Bags. Your finished piece will be mounted in a customizable shadow box. All materials and several design will be provided, however feel free to bring your own map for a more personalized look! Handmade wine spritzers and snacks provided by local businesses.

 


Tour of Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of
Technology & Craft
Wednesday, June 10                    
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join a lunchtime walkthrough with Ariel Zaccheo and learn about how the
20 featured Dutch designers influence the global future of contemporary
art, craft and design, including architecture, e-culture, and fashion.

 

 

Etsy Craft Lab at MCD: Origami Paper Crane Mobiles with Carrie Leeb  
Thursday, May 14                         
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
$5 for Members/$10 for Non-Members. For adults 21+ 

Invite good fortune and peace into your life by creating your own origami paper crane mobile. Artist Carrie Leeb heads this activity in celebration of Asian Heritage
Month. Sample Takara sake from the Sake Musuem and try your luck with San
Francisco’s original Golden Gate Fortune Cookies. K-Pop tunes and a special pacific
island treat round out this festive evening.

 

Speaker Series: Guest curator Zahid Sardar in conversation with Dutch Design Artists.
Saturday, May 9          
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

Free for Members/$15 for Non-Members.
$10 for Students


Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft promotes
Dutch Design and its influence on the global future of contemporary art, craft
and design, including architecture, e-culture, and fashion, among other disciplines.
Explore the exhibition’s innovative works, view dynamic in-gallery demonstrations, and learn more from a panel of speakers. Guest curator Zahid Sardar is joined by DDW director Martijn Paulen in conversation with designers Marcel Wanders, Jòlan van der Wiel, and other artists.

Etsy Craft Lab at MCD

Earth Day Edition: Creating Mosaic Tiles and Recycled Beer Bottle Drinking Glasses

Thursday, April 9                           
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$5 for Members/$10 for Non-Members. For adults 21+
Do you have a neat old bottle laying around, collecting dust? Bring it to the Museum of Craft and Design! We're celebrating Earth Day this month by
making recycled beer bottle drinking glasses and mosaics out of kiln-fired
glass shards. Artist Teddie Hathaway joins us for this evening of environmentally
friendly fun! *Please wear closed-toe shoes to this activity*

 

Movie Night at Museum of Craft and Design: The Monuments Men (2004)
Thursday, April 2                           
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
Free to Members/Free with paid Museum admission 
Join the Museum of Craft and Design for a viewing of The Monuments Men.
Directed by George Clooney, The Monuments Men follows an unlikely World
War II platoon tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and
returning them to their owners.It will fortify your passion for art and is
loosely based on the non-fiction book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes,
Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel.
Enjoy watching while sipping on local wine and snacking on Thatcher’s Gourmet
Popcorn. Movie run time is: 118 mins.

 

Speaker Series: Brian Peters of DesignLabWorkshop
Thursday, March 26                 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design,
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

Free to Members/$10 for Non-Members/$5 for Students with valid I.D. Registration recommended.

Accessibility, ingenuity, innovation. Artist Brian Peters will be at the Museum of Craft and Design to discuss how Building Bytes combines these themes
with ceramics and 3D printing to re-imagine one of our most fundamental
building components: the brick. This conversation will take place within the
exhibition space, where Brian will talk about the processes and possibilities
surrounding Building Bytes, as well as how the project relates to his other
work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate
in a unique hand-on experience. Brian Peters is the founder of 
DesignLabWorkshop, an interdisciplinary design studio currently based in Kent, Ohio.


Etsy Craft Lab at MCD:
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Make a Lucky Spring Wreath
Thursday, March 12                      
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

$5 for Members/$10 for Non-Members. For adults 21+
Looking forward to hosting that St. Patrick’s Day party next week but
lacking in festive decorations? Come have an Irish Coffee and make a spring wreath with mossy twigs, air plants, and a bit 'o gold-- perfect for the holiday and coming season! Matti and Megan, founders of Far Out Flora, lead this fun evening. 21+

Adult Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design:
Make a Hand-Operated Automaton with Jonathan Foote
Saturday, March 7                         
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
$25 for non members, $15 for members
Inspired by Chris Eckert's haunting automata featured in our current exhibition, Chris Eckert:Mechanical Parables, build hand operated kinetic artworks from simple materials like foamcore and dowels. Jonathon Foote will show you how to build a moving-eyeball sculpture with two degrees of motion, and participants will be encouraged to creatively adapt these techniques to their
own designs, such as a flying bird or a talking head.
Jonathan Foote is an artist and technologist with decades of hands-on
experience. His research interests include machine learning, audio analysis
and retrieval, robotics, multimedia signal processing, distance interaction,
and panoramic video. Currently, he is a California College for the Arts
professor and on the Kinetics and Electronics faculty at the Crucible

Speaker Series: Chris Eckert: Art and Engineering in Chris Eckert:
Mechanical Parables
Thursday, February 19