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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.

TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2GU3qRE

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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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

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MCD Community MakeArt: Sunday Streets Dogpatch/Bayview

Bike, walk, skate or scoot down to Dogpatch and enjoy FREE admission to the museum all day!  View our exhibitions, Material Domestication and Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey, then join us in the MakeArt Lab and parklet to create festive Sunday Streets decorations for your preferred mode of transportation!

Sunday Streets connects the lively 22nd Street in Dogpatch to The Bayview’s main corridor and beyond, with a car-free route spanning Third Street from 22nd Street to Carroll Avenue and creating a safe and spacious temporary park for the community to enjoy. Walk, bike or catch the T Line (the city’s first new light rail line in more than half a century) which will run throughout the day. Make the day yours with fun, free exhibits and activities and five Activity Hubs. More info HERE.

FREE drop-in event and activities • all ages

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MakeArt Family Day: May

Join MCD for an exploration of Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey. Visitors will take a deep dive look into the materials, themes and processes of the exhibition, including water slide decal experiments, painted brick objects, wearable panda self-portraits and collaborative California Funk sculpture technique!

PLUS: Decorate your Swag Bag, play around with magnetic design and explore the neighborhood to discover more 1st Saturday in Dogpatch offerings

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

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Kids 12 and under FREE
$8 adults
$6 students/seniors
Museum members FREE

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

 

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MCD Library MakeArt: Bayview Branch

Celebrate Earth Day and month with MCD! Create small carrying cases out of recycled everyday materials inspired by Material Domestication artist Christine Lee, then fill them with wearable art made using soda tabs!

FREE drop-in activity

This project is appropriate for ages 4-14; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.

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MAKE: In Pursuit of Inspiration w/ Rae Dunn

*** The Artist Happy Hour portion of this event is SOLD OUT. However, guests are welcome to join the party for the remainder of the event to have  books signed by Rae and to interact with our creative stations! Tickets will be sold at the door AFTER 7:00 PM (No sooner). $8 adults, $6 students/seniors ***

 

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

This month, in partnership with Chronicle Books, 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. During the Artist Happy Hour, hear from Rae in conversation with MCD programmers about her path to inspiration and the innate creativity in all of us. Pick up a pre-release copy of the book, then stick around to get it signed and discover her favorite techniques for approaching a blank page– from drawing with your non-dominant hand to sketching with objects found in nature, each chapter offers a simple yet surprising catalyst to help you get in touch with your own creativity.

Trust your instincts and make more art within the MCD galleries by putting Rae’s processes to practice at instructor and self-led hands-on stations throughout Material Domestication and Wanxin Zang: The Long Journey.


6PM-6:30PM • Doors open + exhibition viewing time
6:30PM-7PM • Artist Happy Hour conversation
7PM-9:30PM • Book signing + hands-on activation in galleries

*PLEASE NOTE: Rae will only be signing books and ONE ceramic piece per person. 


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


$8 general admission |
$6 students/seniors| Museum members FREE
Not an MCD Member? Join today!
Pre-registration required | Register Here

Reserve your copy of In Pursuit of Inspiration and pick it up during the event at shop.sfmcd.org. Copies will also be available to purchase during the MAKE. In the shipping options, select pick-up in store. For regular purchases, books will be available to ship April 30.


More about Rae Dunn
Rae Dunn is an artist, author and ceramicist. A world traveler, she has exhibited her work in clay across the country and internationally. Her work has also been featured in a number of publications including
Martha Stewart Living,  the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times, Bon Appetit and more. Dunn is the author of Wilma’s World and France: Inspiration du Jour (also from Chronicle Books). She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In Pursuit of Inspiration
In this visually rich hardcover volume, beloved artist Rae Dunn shares her favorite techniques for approaching a blank page. From drawing with your nondominant hand to sketching with objects found in nature, each chapter offers a simple yet surprising catalyst to help readers get in touch with their own creativity. Full of gorgeous watercolors, sketches, original patterns, dreamy photography, and hand-lettered insight from the author, In Pursuit of Inspiration offers a unique glimpse into the process of a successful fine artist. It’s the perfect how-to book for artists of all skill levels who prefer freeform experimentation to step-by-step instruction.

 

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Design Lab Happy Hour • Rowland Ricketts Indigo

Join MCD and Slow Fiber Studios in welcoming Material Domestication artist Rowland Ricketts for this very special Design Lab Happy Hour. Participants will hear from Rowland about his creative process– from conscious indigo plant growing to hand dyeing textiles that span contemporary art and design.

Then, hear from World Shibori Network founder Yoshiko Wada, who will give a live demo of indigo vat preparation, followed by a hands-on swatch dyeing workshop.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for creative interaction with an MCD exhibiting artist!

Light snacks and happy hour beverages provided.

 

Pre-registration required:

TICKETS: https://bit.ly/2RfHRgj

 

$50 non-members

$40 MCD members

 

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Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design.  Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Art, Architecture & Design at Indiana University.  His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Seattle Asian Art Museum and has been recognized with a 2012 United States Artists Fellowship.

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Rachel ShippsDesign Lab Happy Hour • Rowland Ricketts Indigo
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MCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Hill Branch

In honor of Women’s Herstory Month at SF Public Library, MCD invites you to take part in craft inspired by the artwork of two San Francisco artists, Christine Lee and Ruth Asawa. Lee and Asawa are both known for using everyday materials and techniques such as weaving and patternmaking to create beautiful and monumental sculptures.

Christine Lee, whose work is on view at MCD in “Material Domestication” from March 16, salvages recycled and materials by building them into large and mesmerizing shapes.

The influential Ruth Asawa created hanging sculptures using hundreds of interlocked basic wire forms. As an educator, she encouraged children to use cardboard, egg cartons, wire, and other simple materials to spread their creativity into each day.

Join MCD to focus on these women artists and explore unusual and sustainable materials!

FREE drop-in activity

This project is appropriate for ages 4-14; younger kids may need some assistance from a parent/guardian.

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Rachel ShippsMCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Hill Branch
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Free First Tuesday: March

This Free Tuesday, start outlining the shapes of spring with linoleum block prints! Experiment with organic shapes and repeated markings, or find inspiration from photos and scientific renderings of beautiful blooms.Explore negative space and carving techniques, then print your design onto recycled fabric to turn your carving into a sewable patch.

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages • MCD galleries closed for exhibition install

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Rachel ShippsFree First Tuesday: March