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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 MakeArt Family Day: June

This month, delve into some of the themes and materials of Material Domestication!

Join guest instructors from Green Art Workshop to learn about the role textiles have played in women’s history through the art of embroidery. Embedded in each intricate stitch are stories of social activism and personal expression. Using found fabrics and thread, practice needlework techniques by creating a sampler and begin making a piece that tells your own story.

Explore Nathan Craven’s process of creating ceramic by using a series of clay extruders– including ones you can design yourself!

PLUS: Decorate your Swag Bag and play around with magnetic architecture.

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

FREE drop-in activities + access to the museum

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

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD MakeArt Family Day: June
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MCD Library MakeArt: Mission Bay

Celebrate the exhibition Material Domestication with an activity focused on creative weaving with caning and other fiber and fabric materials! Adaptive materials and tools will also be available. Practice repetition while using a variety of textures, and bring new weaving techniques home with you.

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: Mission Bay
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Free First Tuesday: May

This Free Tuesday, explore Wanxin Zang’s series of glazed bricks, which he likens to canvases, diaries, sketchbooks and albums of life. From painted Picasso homages, to water slide decals and sculpted add ons, the bricks speak to both building urban environments and dismantling history.

Step into the MakeArt Lab and see what story you can tell using the six sides of this unusual canvas. Turn your creation into functional design as a planter, bookend or candle holder.

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages

 

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Rachel ShippsFree First Tuesday: May
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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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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: Sunday Streets Dogpatch/Bayview
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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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Rachel ShippsMCD Library MakeArt: Bayview Branch
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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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MCD Community MakeArt: SF History Days

Saturday, March 2 • 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Sunday, March 3 • 11:00AM – 4:00PM

MCD joins educators, historians, archaeologists, and more to dive into a hands-on exploration of SF history. Swing by the MCD booth, where the U.S. Mint again becomes a place of production! Explore the past of the Mint and its currency, and design a personalized metal coin using metallic paint pens and various embellishing elements.  

For more info visit: https://sfhistorydays.org/

FREE admission + drop-in activities • all ages • wheelchair accessible

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Rachel ShippsMCD Community MakeArt: SF History Days
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MakeArt Family Day: March

**In the event of rain, meet us inside at the MakeArt Lab!**

Please join us for a special MakeArt Family Day in the parklet!

On this month’s first Saturday the MCD galleries are in the midst of exhibition deinstall– so the hands-on fun is moving outside! Get a sneak preview of the materiality and techniques that will be on display in the upcoming exhibitions, Wanxin Zhang: The Long Journey and Material Domestication.  Explore quick figure sculpting and create a series of felted pom poms. PLUS: Explore the neighborhood to discover more 1st Saturday in Dogpatch offerings!

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

FREE drop-in activities + access to the museum • galleries closed for install

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

 

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Rachel ShippsMakeArt Family Day: March