INTRODUCING MAKE, A NEW AFTER-HOURS EVENT AT THE MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGN
MAKE | Third Thursdays at MCD
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
FREE for MCD Members. Activities are free with paid admission.
Design your night at MAKE! On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and rethink materials through creative design projects. Enjoy hands-on art activities and crafts, artist-led happy hours, films, tours, performances and much more. Each month features a different experience and projects.
Cash bar for guests over 21 and complimentary drink tickets for MCD members; ID is required. Space and supplies are limited; some events may require a nominal materials fee.
There will be no MAKE in December.
We kick off this month's festivities at 6:00 PM with our Artist Happy Hour at and book signing featuring the brand new art book, “Hate is What we Need.” In this clothbound, hardcover volume, acclaimed artist Ward Schumaker transforms the egregious utterances of the 45th president of the United States of America into provocative text-based paintings. Hear from Ward about the creation of the book and then explore his unique stenciling technique by replicating the process on your own canvas tote. Come early to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and MAKE hate into love!Find out more »
This month we craft our inspiration from the work found in Raw Design. Join us for a free glass of wine during our 6 PM Artist Happy Hour with ceramicist Ilana Crispi to learn about her Mission Dirt Project-- an excavation of dirt along Valencia Street that culminates in the firing of the physical material in order to examine questions of home, history, geology, and ownership.Find out more »
Get prepared for Burning Man at MAKE!
Use a technique from the Playa Fairy herself to make jewelry you can gift to all your new friends. Plus, create a fanny pack fit to hold all of your essentials while keeping your hands free for dancing and bike-riding. Don’t forget to craft a found-fabric dust mask and BRC-worthy shades to keep you comfortable in all elements!
Carissa Potter is our guest artist for September MAKE and the inspiration behind our crafts for the evening, including DIY books, vision zines, and custom illustrated postcards from her book, "It's OK to Feel Things Deeply."Find out more »
Celebrate the spookier side of Raw Design with an evening creating “In Cold Blood” beeswax candles, wall-mounted mythical creature skulls and never-rot foam pumpkin decor for our third Thursday event, MAKE!Find out more »
Join MAKE in January for the launch of DESIGN15! It’s a whole year of celebrations in honor of MCD’s 15th anniversary.Find out more »
MAKE: Divine Ammunition
Enjoy a final look through Divine Ammunition, where you will honor Al Farrow’s complex and intricate work with in-gallery projects and conversations.
February 21, 2019, 6:00-9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2369 3rd St
San Francisco, CA. 94107
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Celebrate National Craft Month with SF Etsy and welcome MCD’s spring shows with an exploration of Material Domestication and Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey.Find out more »
MAKE: In Pursuit of Inspiration. April 18, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM. This month, MCD welcomes beloved Bay Area artist, author and ceramicist Rae Dunn to celebrate the pre-release of her brand new book, In Pursuit of Inspiration.Find out more »
MAKE, May 16, 2019 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Take a deep dive into both current exhibitions with guests artists. Create dimensional work with weaving techniques and portraiture.Find out more »
MAKE @ SF Design Week. June 20, 2019, 6:30-9:30 PM. Visit MCD offsite as one of the exhibitors of SF Design Week’s Design Hub at Pier 27!Find out more »
MCD MAKE, July 18, 2019, 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Enjoy hands on takeaways that preview the upcoming shows, including Macon Reed inspired bottle vases and a hardware jewelry bar where you can design your ultimate machined wearable.Find out more »
MCD Make: August. August 15, 6 PM - 9:30 PM. View Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object and explore the materials and exhibition concepts through a number of in-gallery activities.Find out more »
MAKE it creepy! October 17, 6 PM - 9:30 PM. Explore the tricks and treats of Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object at MCD’s annual Halloween bash.Find out more »
MCD MAKE x In/Visible Talks, Jan 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Take part in a range of crafts and design projects for the first MAKE of the year.Find out more »
MAKE Offsite: NightLife @ Cal Academy of Sciences, January 30, 2020, 6 PM - 10 PM. This month MCD joins NightLife for a “how-to” look into processes that will help in your everyday life.Find out more »