Make Your Own: Join Hands-On Workshops at MAD

Discover unique techniques and art-making processes and explore programs for artists and art enthusiasts of all ages

New York, NY (February 1, 2010)

The Museum’s February programs include hands-on workshops using fiber, paper, cardboard, clay and other materials to make your own art.

Gallery nights with the curators and art talks introduce outstanding artists and familiarize visitors with the Museum’s current exhibitions and its permanent collection.

Highlights of the Museum’s February programs include:

Think Global, Cut Local: Chinese Paper Cutting for Chinese New Year
In celebration of Chinese New Year, participants of this fun-filled paper cutting workshop will learn traditional Chinese paper cutting techniques part of MAD’s series on cut paper traditions from around the world. Saturday, February 13, 2:30p.m. Free with Museum admission.

Studio Sundays: Process Exposed
Participants of this family oriented workshop will learn about the processes behind making an art piece. Looking at art at the Museum, children and their families will explore materials and methods used to create 3-dimensional art, creating art pieces made out of cardboard. Sunday, February 14, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m. $10 per individual, includes admission and all materials.

Slab-building workshop with Greenwich House Pottery
Expert ceramists from Greenwich House Pottery show participants the basic techniques used by famed ceramic sculptor Viola Frey. Each participant will create their own slab-built vessel or sculpture. Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. Admission $50/$45 for members.

The Museum of Arts and Design is located at 2 Columbus Circle. For information, contact 212.299.7790 or log on to www.madmuseum.org. All programs are subject to change.


FEBRUARY 2010 PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

Gallery Night with the Curators
Thursday, February 4, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Free with Thursday evening Pay-What-You-Wish admission
Exhibition Curator Lowery Stokes Sims guides visitors through the new exhibition, Bigger, Better More: The Art of Viola Frey, which features Frey’s colossal clay figures, sculptures, ceramic plates as well as a selection of her paintings and works on paper. Following, Assistant Curator Elizabeth Edwards Kirrane will tour the companion exhibition, California Dreamers.

Studio Sundays: Read my Badge
Sunday, February 7, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780
Using fiber, found objects and ideas inspired by the Museum’s jewelry collection, participants of this hands-on crafts workshop for the entire family, will design and make a badge that says something about them.

Collaboration: Presented with AIGA/NY
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
$26/$13 AIGA-NY and MAD Members
MAD Members please call 212. 299. 7780 by February 1 for your tickets. AIGA/NY Members and General Public, click here for tickets. For more information on AIGA/NY, please visit www.aigany.org

Organized by AIGA/NY, this Collaboration Series examines the process of co-creation and looks closely at collaborative outcomes as designers learn to work with artists, curators, producers, architects, engineers, and manufacturers with increasing frequency. AIGA/NY is one of
57 chapters of AIGA, the professional association for design. Presenters tbd.

Think Global, Cut Local: Chinese Paper Cutting for the New Year
Saturday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a drop-in hands-on workshop where participants will learn traditional Chinese paper cutting techniques, presented as part of MAD’s series on cut paper traditions from around the world.

Studio Sundays: Process Exposed
Sunday, February 14, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780
Participants of this family workshop will learn about the processes behind creating a work of art. Looking at art from the Museum’s Permanent Collection and its current exhibition, Slash: Paper Under The Knife, participants will explore materials and methods used to create 3-dimensional works of art by creating their own process-driven work made out of cardboard.

Studio Sundays: From 2D to 3D
Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780
After exploring various ways in which artists have created sculptural works of art from the Museum’s featured exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife, participants of this workshop will
design and create their own innovative 3D artwork using the exciting art of slot building and various patterning techniques.

Slab-building workshop with Greenwich House Pottery
Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Admission $50/$45 members
Expert ceramists from Greenwich House Pottery show participants the basic techniques used by famed ceramic sculptor Viola Frey. Each participant will create their own slab-built vessel or sculpture.

Studio Sundays: Cut, Tear, Fold, Repeat
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

$10 per individual, includes admission and all materials
No reservations required, space is limited. Info: 212.299.7780

Exploring the Museum’s exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife, participants of this art workshop explore artist have used repetition and rhythm in their works. Learning traditional and non-traditional paper-working techniques, participants will make their own paper creation.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN
The Museum of Arts and Design explores how craftsmanship, art, and design intersect in the visual arts today. The Museum focuses on contemporary creativity and the ways in which artists and designers from around the world transform materials through processes ranging from the handmade to cutting edge technologies. The Museum’s exhibition program explores and illuminates issues and ideas, highlights creativity and craftsmanship, and celebrates the limitless potential of materials and techniques when used by creative and innovative artists. MAD’s permanent collection is global in scope and focuses on art, craft, and design from 1950 to the present day.

At the center of the Museum’s mission is education. The Museum’s dynamic new facility features classrooms and studios for master classes, seminars, and workshops for students, families and adults. Three open artist studios engage visitors in the creative processes of artists at work and enhance the exhibition programs. Lectures, films, performances and symposia related to the Museum’s collection and topical subjects affecting the world of contemporary art, craft and design are held in a renovated 150-seat auditorium.

For more information about the Museum of Arts and Design, visit www.madmuseum.org.

Contact

Claire Laporte
Chief External Affairs Officer

Christina Allan
Communications Associate

Tel: 212.299.7737
Email: press@madmuseum.org

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