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Digital Drop-in: Family Collages

Sat, Oct 17 / 10 am ET

Sign on for a live artist-led tutorial on experimenting with craft and design processes using recycled materials found at home. During this fun and informal workshop, artist and educator Dionis Ortiz will guide participants in making a collage celebrating their loved ones.

MAD’s Digital Drop-ins are for participants of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. Following the demonstration, participants will have time to independently work on their project and share with “neighbors” in the virtual class.

All Digital Drop-ins are 45 minutes. Registrants will receive an email 24 hours in advance of the program with instructions for accessing the workshop on Zoom.

If you are a Trustee, Patron, or Luminaries member, please contact Catherine Farrell at catherine.farrell@madmuseum.org to receive instructions for joining this program.


  • (4) 8 x 10-inch colored construction paper in vibrant, fluorescent colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • (2) copies of a family photo enlarged on 8.5 x 11-inch paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Crayons


Dionis Ortiz is an interdisciplinary artist, community art producer, and educator based in Harlem. His work explores a fantastical coming of age story illustrating his Dominican American experience, masculinity, vulnerability, the supernatural, family, and spirituality. Recently, Ortiz was selected to be an Artist-in-Residence at Children’s Museum of Manhattan (2020) and Materials for the Arts (2018), and a fellow for The Laundromat Project’s Create Change (2018) and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop’s Studio Immersion Project (2013). A former participant of The Bronx Museum of the Arts’ AIM program (2013), Ortiz also won public art commissions from Harlem River Park Fund (2011) and was the recipient of several grants and awards including the Rema Hort Artist Community Engagement grant (2019) and Hunter College President’s Award (2019). He holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase College (2001) and an MFA from Hunter College (2018).

In accordance with the Mayor of New York City’s Emergency Executive Order, all attendees are required to provide I.D. and proof of vaccination against Covid-19. Learn more about the Museum’s health and safety protocols.

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