This seemed to me like something some of you might find interesting. Here's the details:
The DIY Salon with the Church of Craft
Thursday, March 6, 2008, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Join MAD and the Church of Craft for a night of hands-on art-making, music and refreshments in celebration of the Museum's current exhibitions Pricked: Extreme Embroidery and Cheers: A MAD Collection of Goblets. Local do-it-yourself artists will demonstrate their personal skills and help guide you in creating your own projects. Techniques will range from unconventional embroidery to button-making to fiber text and many other contemporary twists on classic crafts. In addition to do-it-yourself workshops, the Salon will include hand-decorated snacks and live DJ. The DIY Salon is a free event, open to the public with all materials provided. Guided tour of Pricked: Extreme Embroidery at 8:00 PM.
The Church of Craft is a non-denominational organization that promotes a connection to humanity, a love of life and proactive spiritual practice through the art of creating.
Participating artists include:
Cal Patch, Alison Shanik, Iviva Olenick, Mary Izet and Callie Janoff, who will each provide instruction for the beginner to the advanced creator. DJ Brett Webb will spin all night and Elaine Cohen will serve up artistic treats.
Call 212.956.3535 - Education Department with any questions
Museum of Arts & Design
40 West 53rd Street
New York NY 10019
(212) 956 3535 ext. 127