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*POSTPONED* MCD Library MakeArt: Glen Park

**In following the city’s prevention recommendations around events where large numbers of people would be coming together and potentially exposed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and in an effort to help minimize exposure, Glen Park Festival organizers have postponed this event. We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@sfmcd.org. **

Drop by Glen Park’s Open House Festival and take part in hands-on crafts with MCD. 

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 Shipps*POSTPONED* MCD Library MakeArt: Glen Park
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*Canceled* MCD Free First Tuesday: April

All March and April events both in the museum and offsite have been canceled. We will evaluate future programming, as well as a reopening date beyond March 31 and keep you informed via email, social media, and our website.


Admission is free to the Museum of Craft and Design on the first Tuesday of every month. Explore their exhibitions and enjoy drop-in art activities for all ages in their MakeArt Lab.

Celebrate place-based art and the exhibition Linda Gass: and then this happened… with MCD. Explore ways of using and making maps as art!

FREE admission all-day + all-ages drop-in activity 11AM–3PM

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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Rachel Shipps*Canceled* MCD Free First Tuesday: April
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*Canceled* MCD MakeArt Family Day: April

All March and April events both in the museum and offsite have been canceled. We will evaluate future programming, as well as a reopening date beyond March 31 and keep you informed via email, social media, and our website.


Join the Museum of Craft and Design for MakeArt Family Day. MCD offers a number of exhibition-related activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy!  

Inspired by the natural environments of structures in the exhibition Survival Architecture, take part in a climate and STEAM-focused Family Day. Craft a xeriscape model, create flowers, experiment with water, create your own diagram of climate types, and more!

PLUS: Decorate your Swag Bag with eco-friendly stickers, and play around with magnetic design. 

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

 

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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

 

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Rachel Shipps*Canceled* MCD MakeArt Family Day: April
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*Canceled* MCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Branch

**In following the city’s prevention recommendations around events where large numbers of people would be coming together and potentially exposed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and in an effort to help minimize exposure, we will not be having our MCD Library MakeArt event at the Potrero Branch. We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@sfmcd.org. **


Celebrate women artists with SFPL in partnership with MCD staff. Inspired by exhibiting artists Linda Gass and Mary Mattingly, create wearable and decorative art.

FREE drop-in activity 

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

Become an MCD member today! 

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Rachel Shipps*Canceled* MCD Library MakeArt: Potrero Branch
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*Canceled* MAKE x WorkshopSF

**In following the city’s prevention recommendations around events where large numbers of people would be coming together and potentially exposed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and in an effort to help minimize exposure, we will be canceling March’s MAKE x WorkshopSF. We hope to resume our MAKE after-hours evenings in April.

We appreciate your understanding and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@sfmcd.org.


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

This March, we will be celebrating National Craft Month with visiting artists from collaborators Workshop SF and SF Etsy! Brighten up your living space with a beautiful hanging kokedama moss ball plant, learn the sustainable mending technique “sashiko,” try your hand at intro to leathercraft, make an eco patch and practice tie dye techniques. 

PLUS enjoy a super Dogpatch-centric culinary experience making DIY mustards using Magnolia Brewing Co. beer paired with homemade pretzels from MCD’s neighbors, Daily Driver.  

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram  for program updates.

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

 

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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

 

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Rachel Shipps*Canceled* MAKE x WorkshopSF
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MCD Free First Tuesday: March

Create a usable bag with MCD, inspired by current exhibitions Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience and Linda Gass: and then this happened…

FREE admission and drop-in activity • all ages

Become an MCD member today! 

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Curator Walk Through: Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience

Science, technology, architecture and art converge to question the nature and purpose of survival within the context of climate change and natural disaster: How do we design and retrofit our built world to adapt to increased uncertainty and do it affordably? How do we produce dwellings that have a full life-cycle of durability pre, during and post-disaster?

In Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience, Art Works for Change invited visionary architects and artists to consider artistically interpretive solutions and prototypes for emergency shelter in a climate-constrained world. Large-scale and portable interactive architectural installations, models, photography and drawings impress the importance and sociocultural relevance of emergency and survival housing in the age of climate change. Through invention, artistic playfulness, and innovation, artists will explore materials, technology, culture and social activism to create a pioneering exhibition.

Join guest curator Randy Jayne Rosenberg for an exhibition walk-through and conversation exploring adaptable and sustainable housing in the age of climate change.

Doors open at 6PM • Talk at 7PM

 

Tickets available for purchase at the door.

$8 general admission

$6 students/seniors

Museum members FREE

 

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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Rachel ShippsCurator Walk Through: Survival Architecture and the Art of Resilience
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MAKE: February

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

This February, interact with hands-on projects, community discussions and film that support current MCD exhibition Linda Gass: and then this happened…. From climate change to community and creativity– there will be something for everyone to explore.

Local artist Windy Chien joins MAKE to sign copies of her book, “The Year of Knots,” and to lead guests in crafting a delightful favorite– the doughnut knot!

PLUS Join artist and filmmaker Andrew Purchin for an experiment in dialogue and collaborative craft, featuring his award-winning short documentary, The Curious Scroll.  Participants will tie the physical scroll from the film into a knot while brainstorming creative design solutions for SF’s housing crisis. More info here.

 

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram  for program updates.

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

 

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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

 

Windy Chien works at the intersection of function, design, history, and aesthetics to illuminate what is most fascinating about knots: the journey of the line. Her sculpture ranges in size from a knot that can fit in the palm of a child’s hand to majestic, room-sized installations. Following long careers at Apple and in the music industry, she launched her studio in 2015. Chien’s clients include IBM, the National Geographic Society, Facebook, and the Kering Group, and her work has been covered by Wired, the New York Times and Martha Stewart.

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MCD Library MakeArt: Mission Bay

Celebrate place and creative expression with the Museum of Craft and Design. Take part in fabric-centered projects inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists. 

FREE drop-in activity 

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

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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Rachel ShippsMCD Library MakeArt: Mission Bay
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*Cancelled* MCD Design Lab Happy Hour: Aplat Zero Waste

**This MCD Design Lab has been cancelled. Check out our upcoming events at sfmcd.org/events**

Designer Shujan Bertrand started culinary design company Aplat with zero waste as a core design principle that is maintained to this day. Aplat products embrace a more sustainable future, crafted to conserve and replenish limited resources by using them more wisely and efficiently. Shujan aims to influence the textile industry towards more environmentally responsible practices, paving the way to zero waste manufacturing through smarter design principles.

Join MCD to learn more about the creative process behind this thoughtful, local company, and to create a banner crafted from cast-off production material! Participants will design, sew and then decorate their work of art with an array of embellishments. Also, learn to layout and carve a unique rubber stamp from scratch, using block printing techniques to fashion your own fabric pattern. 

PLUS shop Aplat designs– perfect for supporting your most sustainable Valentine’s Day yet!

Light snacks and happy hour beverages provided.

 

Become an MCD member today! 

 

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Rachel Shipps*Cancelled* MCD Design Lab Happy Hour: Aplat Zero Waste