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Etsy Meet & Make: Craft Lab at MCD

Programs for Adults

The Museum of Craft and Design offers a variety of programming for adults, ranging from hands-on workshops to artist lectures to community events.

Through our programs you will engage with leading artists and thinkers in the field of contemporary craft and design.

Please contact us at 415.773.0303 for information about special events and programs.

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 

MCD Movie Night

Dutchness: The Dutch Design Documentary (2013) &

archiDUTCH (2013)

Thursday, August 6                       
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  TICKETS>>
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

Join the Museum of Craft and Design for a joint viewing of Dutchness: The Dutch Design Documentary, as well as the related short film archiDUTCH, showcasing the Dutch approach to architecture. Producer Jordan Manning will be in attendance to introduce the films and answer audience questions. 

Spend time after the screening to explore our current exhibition, "Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft" and identify the films' concepts of sustainable design and equality of form and function.

Refreshments generously provided by Thatcher's Gourmet Popcorn and Grolsch Beer.

 

Urban Air Market Reception/MCD Speaker Series 
Rena Tom of Makeshift Society
Thursday, August 5                   
6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco TICKETS>>

We're celebrating August 16th's Dogpatch Urban Air Market! For this Speaker Series event, Makeshift Society's Rena Tom, a strategist and matchmaker for makers, will discuss the company as well as her experience with whole distribution. UAM participating artists, crafters, and designers welcome!

Light refreshments generously provided by our neighbors at Left Coast Catering and Alter Eco. 



Urban Air Market: The Dogpatch Summer Show
Sunday, August 16                       
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco TICKETS>>
The Museum of Craft and Design is beyond excited to participate in the Bay Area’s
favorite sustainable shopping event. We will have a booth outside our entrance and
we will host adult and child friendly activities throughout the day. This free event will
feature 100+ emerging designers and established brands, in addition to talented
artists and musicians. We are proud to be a co-sponsor and will be hosting adult and
child friendly activities throughout the day.

 

MCD Craft Lab:

Hand Painted Mason Jar Lanterns with Adrienne Wiley

Thursday, August 20                      

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>

There never seems to be a shortage of mason jars laying around! With puff paint,

glass paint, and a votive candle, a simple mason jar becomes a beautiful lantern--

perfect for the long summer nights!

21+ Please

 

 

 

MCD Speaker Series: Derek Chen of Council Design
Thursday, August 27             
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM TICKETS>>
Founder of Council Design, local designer Derek Chen creates sleek tabletop items  and contemporary furniture that is produced with the engineer's eye for the strategic application of technology. Combined with an awareness of the visual and
tactile appeal of natural forms and materials—it is an easy blend of high-tech
and hand-craftsmanship! Join us for a conversation about Derek's process and body
of work.

MCD Craft Lab: Burlap Banner

Thursday, September 3                 

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>

Decorate your house for fall with a burlap banner. Hang it outside on the door

or inside on the mantle for a seasonal charm you can’t purchase in stores.

Rebecca Saylor of Oodle Badoodle will be present to lead the way.

21+ Please


MCD Speaker Series: Zahid Sardar, Closing Remarks on Hands Off

Thursday, September 10               

6:30 PM- 8:00 PM TICKETS>>

In the fifth and final Speaker Series for Hands Off, Guest Curator Zahid Sardar

shares his thoughts and closing remarks on the exhibition. What topics were discussed

and explored through the exhibition? What questions remain unanswered?

 

 


MCD Design Lab: Dafna Kaffeman.

Saturday, September 26                
2:00 PM -5:00 PM TICKETS>>
Without Camouflage Dafna Kaffeman visits the musuem to demonstrate and teache her unique rice paper and embroidery technique. Dafna will also share 
how she uses personal experiences and her perspective as a woman to interpret political and social issues through her work.

 

 

 

MCD Craft Lab
Dia de los Muertos: Oaxacan Sugar Skulls
Thursday, October 8
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
In celebration of Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, create a traditional sugar skull that will last longer than any jack-o-lantern! Artist Beverly Trengove of Dem Bones
instructs this class full of sugar, frosting, and fond memories. Mexican coffee, pan
dulce, and cerveza included. 
21+ please.


MCD Speaker Series: Communication through Craft: Judas Recendez
Saturday, October 10
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TICKETS>>
Judas Recendez joins us to recount his experience in using ceramic arts to help heal
from an IED explosion during his second tour of duty in Iraq. Join us for this compelling conversation in conjunction with Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans.




Tour of Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans and 
Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.
Wednesday, October 21                     
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TICKETS>>
Participate in a lunchtime walkthrough with Ariel Zaccheo of Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans andWithout Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.





MCD Movie Night: Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire
Wednesday, October 21                     
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
Since 1971 the Pilchuck Glass School has been pushing the limits of a medium that
can last centuries or shatter in an instant. Through the story of this small and highly
influential school in the Pacific Northwest Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire identifies the
remarkable convergence of visionary individuals, regional culture, and fortunate
timing to explain how and why Pilchuck and the studio glass movement has blossomed. Exhibition access, wine, and popcorn included.

 

MCD Movie Night
PBS: Craft in America: Service (2014) 57 minutes
Thursday, November 5
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
Craft in America: Service explores the creativity and healing of our nation’s
soldiers and veterans. This documentary features ceramists Ehren Tool, Judas
Recendez, Peter Voulkos and other G.I. Bill artists, Pam DeLuco and the Paper
Doll Project, and Eugene Burks Jr, saddler at the U.S. Army Caisson Platoon.
Make sure to come early and view the Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary
Craft by Artist Veterans exhibition before the screening. Exhibition access, wine,
and popcorn included.


MCD Craft Lab

Holiday Cheese Party: Wood-burned Cutting Boards 

Thursday, November 12

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>

The holidays are just around the corner! Celebrate the season by detailing a cheese serving board with your own wood-burned designs. The Cheese School of San Francisco will also be here with a hands-on mozzarella pulling demo and freshly crafted samples to take home. Cheese tasting and wine included.

21+ please.


MCD Speaker Series: Guest Curator Davira S. Taragin
Thursday, November 19
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM TICKETS>>
Guest Curator Davira S. Taragin leads a tour and conversation surrounding Without Camouflage, examining current key political and social issues that exist as the result of human interaction.




MCD SPeaker Series: Ehren Tool

Thursday, December 3                 

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM TICKETS>>

Please join the Museum of Craft and Design for an informative and powerful discussionwith artist veteran Ehren Tool, who will be here to discuss his immersive and provoking cups.

 

 

 

 

MCD Design Lab: Pam Deluco of Shotwell Paper Mill

Saturday, December 12

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM TICKETS>>

Pam Delcuo of San Francisco's Shotwell Paper Mill leads an immersive, hands-on

paper making workshop that reflects her innovative work on the Paper Doll Project, and with Combat Paper.

 


PAST PROGRAMS

Speaker Series at the Museum of Craft and Design: 
Scott Summit and Janne Kyattenen of 3D Systems 
Saturday, July 25                  
2:00 PM - 3:30PM  TICKETS>>
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
Join Scott Summitt and Janne Kyattenen of 3D Systems in an engaging discussion around the body, 3-D printing and art.

Speaker Series at the Museum of Craft and Design
Dutch Design in San Francisco: Mike & Maaike
Thursday, July 16                        
6:30PM - 8:00 PM  TICKETS>>
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

In conjunction with Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft: join Maaike Evers and Mike Simonian in conversation about Dutch Design. Evers, Dutch and Simonian, Californian, are the brains behind the San Francisco progressive industrial design studio, Mike & Maaike.

 


Etsy Craft Lab at MCD: Upcycled Summer Festival Jewelry
Thursday, July 9                        
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM TICKETS>>
From Coachella to Burning Man, and all the picnics and park days in between!
Join SF Etsy lead Katy Atchison in creating the perfect custom accessories for all
your 2015 festival fashions. We'll use recycled and donated gems, jewels, and
treasures for this project so bring your own pieces that need positive, new vibes
breathed into them! 21+ please.


 

Etsy Craft Lab at Museum of Craft and Design:

Adult Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design: Collaborative 3D Design with Scott Summit & Janne Kyttanen of 3D Systems
Saturday, June 27       
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM 
In this Adult Workshop, learn how 3D printing is used by different designers to create vastly different objects from a single scan.

Audience members will participate in a dynamic "exquisite corpse" experience via telecommunication with 
​specialists in the field. Scott Summit and Janne Kyttanen of 3D Systems will be here to discuss design-to-manufacturing solutions and showcase
the technology used in this rapidly growing discipline.

Neighborhood Night in the Dogpatch
Thursday, June 11                        
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
It's almost summer, so come chill out with us in the Dogpatch! SF Etsy

Artist Marissa Carter of Granny Panty Designs will be showing us how to sport our neighborhood pride with paper cuts made from maps and cork fabric generously provided by Spicer Bags. Your finished piece will be mounted in a customizable shadow box. All materials and several design will be provided, however feel free to bring your own map for a more personalized look! Handmade wine spritzers and snacks provided by local businesses.

 


Tour of Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of
Technology & Craft
Wednesday, June 10                    
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join a lunchtime walkthrough with Ariel Zaccheo and learn about how the
20 featured Dutch designers influence the global future of contemporary
art, craft and design, including architecture, e-culture, and fashion.

 

 

Etsy Craft Lab at MCD: Origami Paper Crane Mobiles with Carrie Leeb  
Thursday, May 14                         
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
$5 for Members/$10 for Non-Members. For adults 21+ 

Invite good fortune and peace into your life by creating your own origami paper crane mobile. Artist Carrie Leeb heads this activity in celebration of Asian Heritage
Month. Sample Takara sake from the Sake Musuem and try your luck with San
Francisco’s original Golden Gate Fortune Cookies. K-Pop tunes and a special pacific
island treat round out this festive evening.

 

Speaker Series: Guest curator Zahid Sardar in conversation with Dutch Design Artists.
Saturday, May 9          
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

Free for Members/$15 for Non-Members.
$10 for Students


Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft promotes
Dutch Design and its influence on the global future of contemporary art, craft
and design, including architecture, e-culture, and fashion, among other disciplines.
Explore the exhibition’s innovative works, view dynamic in-gallery demonstrations, and learn more from a panel of speakers. Guest curator Zahid Sardar is joined by DDW director Martijn Paulen in conversation with designers Marcel Wanders, Jòlan van der Wiel, and other artists.

Etsy Craft Lab at MCD

Earth Day Edition: Creating Mosaic Tiles and Recycled Beer Bottle Drinking Glasses

Thursday, April 9                           
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
$5 for Members/$10 for Non-Members. For adults 21+
Do you have a neat old bottle laying around, collecting dust? Bring it to the Museum of Craft and Design! We're celebrating Earth Day this month by
making recycled beer bottle drinking glasses and mosaics out of kiln-fired
glass shards. Artist Teddie Hathaway joins us for this evening of environmentally
friendly fun! *Please wear closed-toe shoes to this activity*

 

Movie Night at Museum of Craft and Design: The Monuments Men (2004)
Thursday, April 2                           
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco
Free to Members/Free with paid Museum admission 
Join the Museum of Craft and Design for a viewing of The Monuments Men.
Directed by George Clooney, The Monuments Men follows an unlikely World
War II platoon tasked with rescuing art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and
returning them to their owners.It will fortify your passion for art and is
loosely based on the non-fiction book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes,
Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel.
Enjoy watching while sipping on local wine and snacking on Thatcher’s Gourmet
Popcorn. Movie run time is: 118 mins.

 

Speaker Series: Brian Peters of DesignLabWorkshop
Thursday, March 26                 
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Museum of Craft and Design,
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

Free to Members/$10 for Non-Members/$5 for Students with valid I.D. Registration recommended.

Accessibility, ingenuity, innovation. Artist Brian Peters will be at the Museum of Craft and Design to discuss how Building Bytes combines these themes
with ceramics and 3D printing to re-imagine one of our most fundamental
building components: the brick. This conversation will take place within the
exhibition space, where Brian will talk about the processes and possibilities
surrounding Building Bytes, as well as how the project relates to his other
work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate
in a unique hand-on experience. Brian Peters is the founder of 
DesignLabWorkshop, an interdisciplinary design studio currently based in Kent, Ohio.


Etsy Craft Lab at MCD:
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Make a Lucky Spring Wreath
Thursday, March 12                      
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street, San Francisco

$5 for Members/$10 for Non-Members. For adults 21+
Looking forward to hosting that St. Patrick’s Day party next we