Program Details
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00 pm
$55 general / $45 members
6th floor - classroom, MAD

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 1:00 pm
Program Description

In recent years, new processes have been refined to allow for the recycling of fallen palm leaves into hard and sturdy material with which to create dinnerware, sheets, and other plate-like raw material.  A unique form of hard fiber, having a consistency similar to a smooth lightwood, these palm leaf plates are opening up new, sustainable possibilities with which to make a plethora of objects across the design spectrum. 

Join MAD, and jewelry artist Debra Rapoport, for this afternoon-long, hands-on workshop in creating a clutch necklace from recycled palm leaves.  Using cloth gussets, a "horse tail" twisted long handle, and a variety of embellishments, students will have the chance to create their very own accessory from this unique material, one that allows the maker to be not only fashionable, but eco-friendly.


All materials provided.  No previous experience necessary.


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