Kids

Programs for Kids

The Museum of Craft and Design offers a variety of programming for children, both at our Museum in the MakeArt Lab and in partnership with organizations across the city such as public libraries.

Our children's programs focus on learning about artistic techniques and always include an opportunity for kids to explore their creativity hands-on in a supervised environment.

For details about group tours, please call 415-773-0303.

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 

Flax Art KidsFest
Saturday, July 25                                   
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM TICKETS>>
Flax Art Store
1699 Market Street, San Francisco.
Make fabric drawstring pouches to store gold nuggets and other treasures.
This is part of Flax Art Store final KidsFest at their current location before they move. Come and support this local treasure and enjoy an afternoon of inspired craft and art-making! This activity is free, and kids of all ages are welcome.

 


Library MakeArt Workshop at Potrero Branch
Glass, Wire & Tissue Lanterns
Saturday, August 1                               
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  TICKETS>>
Light up the night! Craft stained glass style lanterns with colored tissue papers on
glass. Add wire to hang them, or use them as tabletop candle holders. Works with battery operated tea lights or traditional tea lights or votives. Perfect for sleepovers and late summer nights!

 

 

MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
 Magical Fairy house
Saturday, August 15                      
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  TICKETS>>
Invite some whimsy into your life by designing your own magical and welcoming fairy house. 
To construct these delightful dwellings, we'll use moss and twigs, sea shells and
stones-- to insure that your fairies feel right at home! Feel free to bring any special
materials you'd like to incorporate - everything else will be provided. 

 

 

 

Library MakeArt Workshop at Mission Bay Branch
Mission Bay Library, 4th Street, San Francisco
Saturday, August 22                     
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM TICKETS>>

This activity is quite literally "Hands On!" Join the Museum of Craft and Design
at the Mission Bay Library for an afternoon of creating art with hand prints. This
is our first activity at this library branch, so please stop in to check it out!

 

 

 

Family Day at Museum of Craft and Design: Quilling             
Saturday, September 12               
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TICKETS>>
Explore this deceptively simple craft using strips of paper and a simple tool,
to create intricate designs on paper. Your finished creations will make beautiful cards, tags, wall-hangings and more.
 

 

 

MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
Laminated Collage Bookmarks
Saturday, September 19               
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM TICKETS>>
Make sure you never lose your place with a custom-designed bookmark,
made from photos, magazine images, postage stamps, and fortune cookie
fortunes. This eye-catching item will insure you go back to school in style!

 

  



MakeArt  Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
Stamped Dog Tags
Saturday, October 17
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM TICKETS>>
Get inspired by the Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist Veterans. Express your individual identity with this new take on military dog tags, stamping information onto metsal to create a necklace or keychain.

 

 

Library MakeArt Workshop at Potrero Branch
Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, October 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM TICKETS>>
Honor a special loved one, or your ancestors as part of Day of the Dead (Dia de los
Muertos). Design and create a miniature, portable altar with all the features to make
their visiting souls welcome.


 

 

Family Day Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
Duct Tape Designs
Saturday, November 7
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM TICKETS>>
Duct tape was originally developed during WWII for use by US military and now has many practical and creative uses. Explore this versatile and durable material to make a wallet, pouch, cuff, picture frame, or other item of your choosing. The possibilities are endless!



Off-Site MakeArt Workshop (All Ages)
Homemade Holiday Ornaments
Friday, Nov. 20                              
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Community Tree Lighting & Holiday Market at Bayview Opera House
4705 Third Street, San Francisco - Free to the public.
Learn to make a variety of delightful, mostly-paper decorations – garlands, ornaments,
package toppers and more - with the Museum of Craft and Design at the Bayview Opera House’s annual community event.


MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
Creative Giftwrapping
Saturday, November 21                
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  TICKETS>>
Learn a number of fun ways to gift-wrap presents year round with a variety of common and not-so-common materials. Your special wrap may get more attention than the gift inside!



MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
Felted Ball Ornaments
Saturday, December 5         
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM TICKETS>>
Using a combination of wet-felting and needle-felting techniques, create an
adorable, colorful ball to hang on a tree, give as a gift, or amuse your feline
friends with! 

 

 

Library MakeArt Workshop at Potrero
Quilling Holiday Cards and Ornaments
Saturday, December 12                         
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM TICKETS>>
Explore this paper artform that dates back hundreds of years. Using strips of paper and a simple tool, participants will create intricate designs to glue onto paper. Your finished creations will make beautiful cards, tags, wall-hangings and more.

 

 


PAST WORKSHOPS

 

MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
Bottlecap Jewelry and Magnets
Saturday, July 11                                   
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM  TICKETS>>
Make tiny, one-of-a-kind collages inside bottle caps! Hang one from a chain to
make a necklace or glue to a pin-back, ring blank, or magnet. Feel free to bring in your own small photographs to make your pieces more personal.

 

 

 

MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design
Miniature Wire Chairs
Saturday, June 20
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Bring a touch of design to your desk or dollhouse with a miniature chair inspired by our current exhibition: Hands Off: New Dutch Design at the Confluence of Technology & Craft. Use materials featured in the exhibition to channel your inner Dutch designer. Guest artist Cameron Galloway will lead this imaginative afternoon.
 

Library MakeArt Workshop at Bayview Branch Library
Simple Science Toys
Saturday, June 6                           
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Color is a scientific phenomenon that we don't usually give a lot of thought, but which we encounter daily. In this MakeArt activity we will experiment with motion, materials, and the ways colors mix together by making toys from everyday objects. Come see the surprising results!


 

Family Day at Museum of Craft and Design: Paper Beads
Saturday, May 30
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Activity suitable for all ages.
Explore several different styles of paper beads. Create multifaceted beads by upcycling a variety of paper ephemera such as wrapping paper, calendars, candy wrappers, newspapers, maps and more. Once you make your beads you can create a bracelet or pin to take home.

 

Off Site MakeArt Workshop Design Challenge at Maker Faire
Saturday, May 16                                   
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Activity suitable for all ages.
San Mateo Exhibition Center.

Limitation leads to inspiration! Visit our booth at this years Maker Faire in San Mateo. You will receive three small, random objects and it's up to you and your imagination to create an art piece with the help of some basic tools. Enter a contest to win an exclusive MCD prize pack. Bring your game face and a can-do attitude and let's create in this fun maker atmosphere.

 

 

 

Off-site MakeArt Workshop at Maker Faire: Button up! 
Sunday, May 17                           
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
San Mateo Exhibition Center.

Did you know that buttons began not as practical clothing fasteners, but as fancy decorations? This humble fastener has been part of the maker toolbox since the 1200's and it's now your turn to explore the artistic possibilities of these objects. Visit our booth at Maker Faire to create mosaics, jewelry, wall hangings, and whatever your imagination can muster.


MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design: Earth Day Mobiles 
Saturday, April 25                   
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome when accompanied by adult.
Celebrate the beauty of nature by crafting a mobile using driftwood, twigs,
seashells and other organic materials. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own found treasures. Keep your eyes open for inspirational items that remind you of your connection to the Earth.


 

MakeArt Drop-In Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design for
“Sunday Streets” Thumbs Up! 
Sunday, April 12                           
11:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Activity suitable for all ages.
Create artwork using your fingerprints as the primary design element. Finish with markers and paints and take your masterpiece home to showcase to your family and friends.

 


Family Day at Museum of Craft and Design: Felted Flower Bowls
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roll up your sleeves for an afternoon exploring the granddaddy of wool
felting techniques: wet felting! We’ll show you how to suds and sculpt your
way to a floral-inspired bowl, just in time for spring. Work independently or
collaborate in this family-friendly activity. All ages welcome.

 

 

MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design: Steampunk
Accessories
Saturday, March 21, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  
Free to members/$10 for non-members.
For children ages 8-15
Tour Chris Eckert: Mechanical Parables exhibition and get inspired to craft your own
Victorian style regalia. We will make brooches, buckles, and bracelets. 


      

MakeArt Workshop at the Potrero Public Library: Illustrate a poem
Saturday, February 28, 2015
1616 20th Street, San Francisco
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome when accompanied by adult.
Create an original work of art based on a poem by an African-American poet. There will be multiple poems to choose from and we will have them in printed and recorded form.

 


MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design: Paper Garlands
for Valentine's Day
Saturday, February 7, 2015
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free to members/$10 for non-members.
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome when accompanied by adult.
Surprise someone you love with these delightful, Valentine’s-inspired paper
garlands and ornaments. We’ll experiment with scale and color to make
something unique for that special person in your life.

 

MakeArt Workshop at the Potrero Public Library: Chinese Noisemakers Saturday, January 17, 2015
1616 20th Street, San Francisco
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome when accompanied by adult.

Celebrate Chinese New Year by creating a noisemaker to protect against wicked spirits. Fun for parents too!

 

 

MakeArt Workshop at Museum of Craft and Design: Polymer Clay
Bowls, Buttons & Beads
Saturday, January 10 2015                    
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Free to members/$10 for non-members.
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome when accompanied by adult.

In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition, Data Clay, join us in the MakeArt Lab to design a few pieces of your own with a similar material. Using colorful, versatile polymer clay, you can build small bowls, or create buttons and beads
to wear. This durable materials hardens when baked.

 

 

Family MakeArt at The Bayview Opera House Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, October 21, 2014
5:00pm - 7:30 pm
All ages welcome.
Create fun Holiday-themed paper ornaments and decorations at our MakeArt activity. See us at the Annual Community Tree Lighting at the new Bayview Opera House Plaza at 3rd and Newcomb - festive music, craft vendors, food, arts activities for kids, Santa,
tree lighting at 6PM.

 

 

Family Day at the Museum of Craft and Design: Create Glass Coasters
Saturday, November 22, 2014
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free event with museum admission

Join us for this 3-part celebration of art glass. Tour Amber Cowan: Second-life
Glass exhibition,Watch hourly demonstrations of lampworked glass (at
Approximately: 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15). Design and create a unique glass coaster. (The coaster will be fired off-site and returned to the museum for pick-up at a later date).
Space limited to the first 75 participants so please arrive early.
This program was made possible by a generous grant from the Glass Alliance
of Northern California ("GLANC")


Family Day Origami Craft in the Presidio: Boxes, Boats, and Butterflies
Saturday, November 15, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Admission to the MIS is free for MCD members.
Location: Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center,
640 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129.
In partnership with the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS).
The National Japanese American Historical Society is celebrating their 1-Year
anniversary at the historic MIS building in the Presidio, and the Museum of
Craft and Design is delighted to partner with them to celebrate. Drop in
for an origami craft activity. Learn how to make beautiful boxes, butterflies
and boats. In coordination with Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 on exhibit
at MCD, learn about the headquarters where General DeWitt orchestrated
the implementation of Executive Order 9066.

Other special tours and talks will be going on that day, as part of the anniversary
celebration.

MakeArt Workshop at the Potrero Public Library: Simple Science Toys

Saturday, November 8, 2014

1616 20th Street, San Francisco
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome accompanied by adults.


In honor of Science Month at the Library, We'll explore the intersection of art,
craft and Science while making some simple yet ingenious toys. The good
news is we'll teach you the skill and you can make them at home for your friends and family.

 

MakeArt Workshop: Magic Wizard Wands
October 25, 2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Craft and Design
Free to members, $10 for Non-members
For children ages 6-12, children 6-7 welcome accompanied by an adult.

Just in time for Halloween! Create a magic wand to go with your favorite Halloween costume. Whether you are a wizard, magician, or a fairy we have the tools you need to decorate your one of a kind magical wand. Get ready to say abracadabra!

 

Family Day at Building 640 in the Presidio
Saturday, October 11, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Admission to the MIS is free for MCD members. Otherwise admission is $10.
Location: Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center, 640 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129.

In partnership with the National Japanese American Historical Society.

Join the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) and the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) for a family tour of the Military Intelligence
Service Historic Learning Center and participate in an origami craft activity for
all ages. In coordination with Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 on exhibit
at MCD, learn about the headquarters where General DeWitt orchestrated
the implementation of Executive Order 9066. Enjoy the the other buildings in the
Presidio that are significant in Japanese American history.

 

MakeArt Workshop: Laminated Collage Bookmarks (rescheduled for 2015)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street @ 22nd St, San Francisco
Free to members/$10 for non-members.
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome accompanied by adults.

Go Back to School in style with your own handmade bookmark. 
Using a variety of papers, cord, beads and charms, create a one-of-kind,
keepsake bookmark that reflects your personality. Be sure to bring a friend so
you can create together!


MakeArt workshop: Miniature Assemblages

Saturday, August 23, 20141:30 - 3:30 PM
For children ages 8-12,
children 6-7 welcome accompanied by adults.


Free to members, $10 for non-members.
Join us for a brief tour of “Joe Brubaker and The Exquisite Gardeners:
The Visible Transparency Project” installation and be inspired to create!
We will use a variety of found objects and repurposed materials to make
unique three dimensional works of art, ready to display in your home.
There is a long and rich tradition of using old materials in unexpected ways to create exciting new works! What will you come up with?

 

MakeArt Workshop: Sock Muppets with Joan Herlinger

Saturday, July 26, 2014
1:30 - 3:30 PM
For children ages 8-12, children 6-7 welcome accompanied by adults

Free to members, $10 for non-members

What do you get when you mix a sock puppet and a muppet? A sock
muppet! Join muppet maker Joan Herlinger in a fun afternoon designing your
own sock muppet, and learn to bring it to life! Snack will be provided.

Kidsfest Creative Arts Festival

Saturday, July 26th 2014
11AM-2PM
FREE Event
Flax Art and Design
1699 Market Street
SF, CA 94103

Abracadabra Alakazam! Stop by our drop-in booth for the opportunity to make
your own magic wand for this year's Medieval themed Kidsfest.

 

Family Day: Paper Poetry Garden
Saturday, July 19, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Free with admission, for families of all ages

Our July Family Day is inspired by our summer exhibition, Joe Brubaker and The Exquisite Gardeners: A Visible Transparency Project. Joe's work has been described as "art that sparkles, shines and exists for its own sake like a three-dimensional poem." Take a self-guided tour of the exhibitions, then make a 3D paper poetry flora using recycled books and book art techniques. Combine your family's creations to make your own poetry garden.
Family Day is a drop-in program, and our classroom fills up quickly! To avoid
waiting, please come early or call in advance to check our crowding status.


Reimagined Costume Jewelry Accessories

Saturday, June 28, 2014
1:30 - 3:30 PM
For children ages 8 - 12
Children ages 6-7 welcome accompanied by an adult
Free for members/$10 for non-members
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street @ 22nd, San Francisco

Begin this workshop with a tour of Jennifer Crupi: A Display of Gestures,
an exhibition of 15 wearable artworks in metal exploring body language
and communication. Then spend the afternoon deconstructing costume
jewelry from our treasure trove. Design, layer, and fasten the jewelry
together to create one-of-a-kind accessories. Snack provided.  

 

 

MakeArt Workshop at the Potrero Public Library

Saturday, June 14, 2014
1616 20th Street, San Francisco
4:00 - 5:30 PM
For children ages 6-12,
Parental assistance encouraged

Inspired by our current exhibition of works in cardboard, Elevated Corrugated,
join MCD for a free drop-in workshop making fun accessories from cardboard.
Cut, bend, tape, glue, and embellish your way to your favorite accessory. 
REGISTRATION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Workshops are subject to fill; if you
haven't registered please call in advance to confirm openings before walking in.

 

 

Wild Cardboard Masks
Saturday, May 24, 2014
1:30 - 3:30 PM
For children ages 8 - 12
Children ages 6-7 welcome accompanied by an adult
Free for members/$10 for non-members
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street @ 22nd, San Francisco

Explore a fun, forgiving, and extremely versatile material: cardboard!
Take a tour of Elevated Corrugated, a group exhibit featuring 12 artists
working exclusively with cardboard. Then get busy cutting and gluing your
way to a wild and crazy cardboard mask. Base yours off a real animal or
make up a creature. Snack will be provided. 

 

MakeArt Booth at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014
Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014
Stop by our booth and make a super cool balsa wood glider plane!
For families of all ages.  10 - 6PM
San Mateo Event Center, EVENT DETAILS >>

 

 

 

 

Hardware Jewelry | FREE at the Richmond Library
Saturday, May 10, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Make trendy necklaces and bracelets out of common but unusual bits
of metal from the hardware store. For children ages 8 - 12
Children ages 6-7 welcome accompanied by an adult
Richmond Library, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond

 

 

MakeArt: Felt Faces

Saturday, April 19, 2014
For children ages 8 - 12
Create a self-portrait or a portrait of your favorite animal using felt,
embroidered stitiching and collage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MakeArt at Earth Day Celebration at CuriOdyssey
Saturday, April 19, 2014
10 - 5 PM
For families of all ages
Join MCD in making earth-friendly repurposed paper envelopes from
old maps, calendars, wrapping paper, etc.

 

 

Family Day: Cardboard Ukuleles 

Saturday, April 12, 2014
1 - 4 PM
A drop-in workshop for families of all ages
Free with museum admission, no registration necessary

Spend the afternoon in cardboard heaven! Take your family on a self-guided tour of Elevated Corrugated, a group exhibit featuring 12 artists working exclusively with cardboard. Then work together to hand-craft a cardboard ukulele for your family. You'll never look at cardboard the same.

 

 

Rubber Stamp Carving
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Get inspired by our current exhibition Obsessive Reductive, a collection of reductive artwork created by 18 artists. Tour the gallery, then bring your creativity back to the craft Lab to learn how to carve your own rubber stamp.
Students will take home stamp and prints of their final product.

 

 

 

Foam Printing: Free drop-in workshop
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Come by the Potrero Public Library and explore foam printing. Create a design, transfer it to recycled foam, and create a unique print to take home.

 

 

 

 

Needle Felted Donut Pin Cushions
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Back by popular demand, our second needle felting workshop. Learn to make useful pin cushions in the shape of donuts! Parents please note, this workshop involves the use of sharp needles.

 

 

 

Aluminum Foil Sculpture
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Get inspired by sculpture in this workshop featuring a tour of
A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar. We'll explore different
ways to make sculpture from aluminum foil, including fun face masks!


Family Day: Heat Gun Sculpture
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Get inspired by our exhibition Jerry Takigawa: False Food. Takigawa uses plastic garbage as a theme in his photography. We'll color, cut and melt a variety of plastics, then compose them into a striking sculpture to hang or display at home.

 

Button Cards at Bayview Opera House 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Museum of Craft and Design will join Bayview Opera House for a day of free family portraits and holiday activities. Stop by to get a portrait of your family and let MCD help you create a button greeting card at our craft booth.

 

Gingerbread Architectural Models
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Back by popular demand! Our second annual gingerbread architectural models workshop. Spend the afternoon designing and building your own model, good enough to eat. Choose from an assortment of fun building materials, such as candy, cookies, banana chips, and hot peppers!

 

 

 

 

MakeArt at Let it SNoe
A microhood party in Noe Valley sponsored by 
The Bold Italic, presented in partnership with Google Local SF. We'll be making felted acorns! Friday, December 13.

 

 

 

 

Recycled Plastic Fish Art
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Jerry Takigawa’s photography exhibit False Food examines responsible design by looking at ocean pollution and our connection to the world around us. Engage in an important conversation about the artist’s work, 
then take your discoveries to the Craft Lab to create fish sculptures from 
materials that are often perceived as garbage. During this workshop, learn 
more about SCRAP and East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse, important 
organizations in our community that work to repurpose these materials 
and support local educators. Snack included. 

 

GAK polymers
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Celebrate science month at Potrero Branch Library with a drop-in workshop exploring polymers by mixing white glue and liquid starch. Learn the science behind the slime, then play with this wacky medium! To make the day extra 
special, Potrero Branch Library will teach you how to make plastic bag ice cream. 

Mini wreaths at Bayview Tree Lighting & Holiday Market
Saturday, November 22, 2013
Join MCD at Bayview Opera House for a festive holiday event. Participate in the
traditional lighting of the tree in the BVOH yard, this year list by Supervisor Malia Cohen.
Take your pick of local food and craft vendors, and make your own mini wreath.

Robot Collages
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Drop-in MakeArt workshop for kids at the Bayview Library. Kids will choose from 
piles of hardware and metal objects to create imaginative robot collages to take 
home. This workshop is FREE to the public, for children of all ages, so don’t miss it! 

 

Needle Felt a Pumpkin
Saturday, October 26, 2013
With Halloween just a few days away, we’ll get in the spirit by needle felting a little pumpkin. Learn the basics of manipulating wool roving and using a felting needle. Use for decoration, or find a practical purpose such as a pin cushion!

 

 

 

 

Family Day: Balsa Wood Airplanes
Saturday, October 5, 2013
We’re celebrating Fleet Week with an exhibit of Jorb Dubin’s hanging corporate jets! Have your hand in the fun by building a balsa wood airplane. Design one as a family, or make your own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flag Banners
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Get inspired about interior design with a tour of our CCA Interior Design Graduate Student exhibit. Then, learn to make a fabric flag banner to
hang on your wall and spice up your own interior!

 

 

 

 

Pocket Landscapes
Saturday, August 24, 2013
We think you’ll love artist Holly Lane’s landscape paintings so much, you’ll want to pocket one! Never fear, in this workshop you’ll craft your own picturesque 3-D landscape nestled inside a pocketsize tin. Use modeling clay to illustrate a landscape from your imagination, or model yours after California landscapes! Please note: these pieces will benefit from oven-baking at home after the workshop. Snack will be provided.

 

 

Poster Art
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Take a tour of Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller, focused on graphic communication! We’ll bring what we’ve learned during the tour to the MakeArt lab and design poster art inspired by Steve Frykholm’s picnic posters! Snack will be provided.

 

MakeArt Workshop at FLAX: Extra-Terrestrial Kaleidoscopes
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Join the Museum of Craft and Design at FLAX Art & Design's annual Kidsfest! Stop by our booth to create an extra-terrestrial kaleidoscope using shiny, metallic materials!

 

Hardware Jewelry at Richmond Senator Milton Marks Library
Thursday, July 18, 2013
A drop-in workshop for youth and teens. Create jewelry from hardware.
Learn to make looped necklaces using  ribbon and washers, and create braided
bracelets using twine and washers.

 

July Family Day: Design a Chair
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Join the Museum of Craft and Design for an afternoon of designing and making with the whole family! Coinciding with the opening of Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller, this workshop will draw inspiration from chairs featured in the exhibition by this iconic manufacturer. Explore the form and function of ergonomics, and build a small-scale chair model alongside your family. Experiment with using a variety of materials, from wire to foam to cardboard.

 

Elaborate Cardboard Picture Frames
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Spend the afternoon creating an elaborate and decorative picture frame using corrugated cardboard! Learn useful techniques in symmetry and ornamentation to create this dramatic effect!

 

Balsa Wood Greeting Cards
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Come create with the Museum of Craft and Design at Potrero Branch Library! Craft your own greeting card from a non-traditional material: balsa wood!

 

Origami Bookmarks
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Join the Museum of Craft and Design for an afternoon of making art at Bayview library! Learn to make a fun and simple bookmark by folding paper into origami. Make and take a few for each of your library books.


MakeArt at Maker Faire: Migajon Miniature Clay Food  

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19
Join us both days to make Migajon, an Ecuadorian clay made of bread and glue.
We'll mix colors and use Migajon to create mi