MCD MakeArt Lab: Tsunagi with Tokyo Gamine
November 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join MCD and Mode Brut design partner Tokyo Gamine for an interactive, hands-on exploration of the concepts and techniques featured in their original “Kizuna” collection–custom garments co-created with Creativity Explored artists.
In this virtual workshop, Tsunagi (“To connect to” in Japanese) continues to explore Eastern cosmology and its possibilities within the contemporary world. Special MakeArt kits, containing all of the necessary tools and supplies for the workshop have been carefully crafted to help make this virtual workshop truly unique. Participants will use a pre-designed template from the MakeArt kits, coupled with Indigenously sourced natural mineral pigments, to create their own wearable Mode Brut-inspired pieces. Tokyo Gamine designer Yuka Uehara will guide the group through the same design process employed during the making of Kizuna, inviting participants to creatively reframe their personal relationships with nature and the world.
The MakeArt kits containing all of the necessary supplies are available to purchase in limited supply and must be purchased by November 12, 2021. All kits will be shipped directly to participants. Once the kit is purchased, you’ll receive an e-mail containing the Zoom link for the virtual workshop. Participants may also source their own materials and register for the workshop directly on Eventbrite.
PLUS: MCD members will receive a free gift courtesy of MCD x Creativity Explored. First come first served. Limited supply.
All ages are welcome. The hands-on portion is recommended for 10+ with adult supervision
About Tokyo Gamine
Tokyo Gamine was founded in 2015 by designer and artist Yuka Uehara as a way to create couture in collaboration with her clients. Her designs take much inspiration from nature, mythology, and psychology and are often influenced by the wearer’s personal history.
The label has since been seen on many red carpet events such as San Francisco Opera, Symphony, and Ballet openings and balls and several film events such as the Academy Awards. Tokyo Gamine is also responsible for dressing the SF Girls Chorus and the SF Symphony’s production of Candide and has produced two ready-to-wear lines. In 2020, Yuka Uehara created Tokyo Gamine Gallery in order to collaborate with Japanese ceramic artists and potters. The project seeks to re-examine our relationships with the objects we consume.