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MCD MAKE: August

On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects. 

It’s a heavy metal summer at MCD! View Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object and explore the materials and exhibition concepts through a number of in-gallery activities. Hammer out your creativity with custom metal-stamped jewelry, design a hanging mobile from found objects, and more. 

Cash/Square bar for guests over 21 • Complimentary drink tickets for MCD members; ID required

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

$8 general admission

$6 students/seniors

Museum members FREE

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*Activities subject (but not likely!) to change without notice.

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD MAKE: August
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Monday Night Makers @ Salesforce Park: DIY Hardware Jewelry Bar

MCD returns to the Salesforce Park Monday Night Makers for a full month of evening programming!

Join MCD educators for a hardware jewelry bar based on the museum exhibition Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object. Spark new directions in creativity using everyday objects to create everything from statement necklaces to subtle rings and lapel pins. 

FREE drop-in activity • all ages welcome

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Rachel ShippsMonday Night Makers @ Salesforce Park: DIY Hardware Jewelry Bar
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MCD MakeArt Family Day: August

MCD celebrates the new exhibition Interior/Exterior with a Family Day focused on structures and place! Explore building composition by constructing a 3D mini brick structure inspired by Benjamin Armas and Ori Carino and combine simple stamped shapes into complex architectural forms. 

Upgrade your personal space with bedroom banners and hanging elements based on the art of Kathy Sirico, and design an indoor ring-toss game featuring materials and imagery found in Julie Alpert’s whimsical installation. 

PLUS: Decorate your Swag Bag and play around with large-scale blocks. 

All ages welcome– craft your day with the whole family at MCD!

FREE drop-in activities + access to the museum 

Become an MCD member today! 

*Activities subject (but not likely!) to change without notice.

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD MakeArt Family Day: August
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MCD Community MakeArt: Bayview Opera House Circus Festival

MCD returns to NOW Hunter’s Point to celebrate the 8th annual BVOH Circus Festival! Swing by the MCD booth to get your circus style on with whimsical DIY bowties to wear around your neck, head, ponytail or wrist!

As always, enjoy the giant Fun Slide, performances by Circus Bella, local food vendors and more!

All ages • free drop-in event and activity

Become an MCD member today!

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: Bayview Opera House Circus Festival
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MCD Community MakeArt: FLAX KidsFest

MCD heads to Oakland for Flax’s annual Kidsfest! Design and customize a triceratops hood that will make you fit in with any Lost World environment! Use colorful cardstock, felt, rhinestones, buttons and more to create your dazzling prehistoric costume.

Learn more at https://flaxart.com/kidsfest/

All ages • Free drop-in event and activities • kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult

Become an MCD member today!

sfmcd.org/join

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: FLAX KidsFest
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MCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Branch

Join MCD for mini bookmaking activities for all ages! Alongside the reading taking place with SFPL’s Summer Stride programming, explore the power of producing a book and communicating with words and pictures. Learn a few simple bookmaking techniques, from easily reproduced zines to stab-bound mini artist books.

FREE drop-in activity

All ages welcome; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.

Become an MCD member today!

 

What Is Summer Stride?

Summer Stride is the Library’s annual summer learning, reading and exploration program for all ages and abilities. From June 1 through August 18, enjoy over 1,000 free events to deepen reading enjoyment, spark STEAM learning and connect with mindful experiences in nature.

Pick up a Summer Stride Guide, packed full of our summer programs, at any branch library or the Main Library, or download at the link here. PLUS follow #SummerStride and #LibrariesForAll to keep up with all the fun!

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Rachel ShippsMCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Branch
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MCD Community MakeArt: History PlayDate

MCD joins California Historical Society for History Play Date, celebrating their exhibition, Overland to California: Commemorating the Transcontinental Railroad. Get in the spirit of transcontinental travel with custom designed Train Engineer Kits by crafting an engineer hat and matching bandanna from upcycled fabrics, then finish your look by embellishing an official wooden train whistle with rhinestones, pom poms, buttons and more!

Sign up via CHS

Become an MCD member today!

 

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: History PlayDate
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MCD Make @ SF Design Week

On the third Thursday of each month, collaborate with artists and makers, explore unique themes and re-think materials through creative design projects. In June, MAKE is celebrating MCD’s unique history as a pop-up museum–catch us offsite as one of the exhibitors of SF Design Week’s Design Hub at Pier 27!

This party on the waterfront is all about experiencing a designer’s life through interactive exhibits, installations, and talks. Enjoy music, food trucks by Off the Grid, and beer by Fort Point Brewery. Highlights include the 2019 Design Awards, Stanford’s D School, and artist installations featuring Marpi and Britelite and more!

Swing by the MAKE installation to explore 15 years of Museum of Craft and Design, including several hands-on interactives designed around the current exhibitions, Material Domestication and Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey.

Cash bar and scrumptious bites from Off the Grid will be available for purchase.

 

Get your tickets early!— prices will increase closer to event night.

 

Opening Night is a fundraiser for San Francisco Design Week. All ticket proceeds go directly supporting its continued efforts to create community through timely, relevant and impactful design programming in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD Make @ SF Design Week
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MCD Community MakeArt: Bayview BRITE and YMCA Block Party

Show off how BRITE of a spot you are in Bayview! Join MCD and the YMCA for this annual block party celebrating your neighborhood. Create a shining crown or colorful sunglasses to show off just how bright you shine!

FREE all ages event and activity

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: Bayview BRITE and YMCA Block Party
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MCD Free First Tuesday: June

This Free Tuesday, join MCD for to repurpose old materials into new objects! Roll magazine pages and paper ephemera into coils, then join them to make a container, sculpture or statement jewelry. Follow the commitment to repurposing and transformation found in Material Domestication.

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages

Become an MCD member today!

 

 

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