Design Practice is heading to Teens Take the Met! Join Cooper Hewitt interns as they lead a hands-on beading workshop inspired by jewelry in the museum’s collection. Create your own own bracelet, necklace, or phone charm! Afterwards, make sure to drop in for the other teen-only activities, including art making, performances, music, and more.

This workshop will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY 10028 


Program Length: This program is free and runs from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Participants are welcome to stay the whole time or drop in during a time that works for them.
Interactivity Level: High. Participants will design their own jewelry and accessories at Cooper Hewitt’s workshop and be invited to take part in other workshops and performances.
Intended Audience: High school students ages 13-18.  


What to Expect: This in-person program will be a hands-on design drop-in workshop (stay for as little or as much time as you like). No previous design experience is required. 

Accommodations:  Large-print and Braille activity schedules, American Sign Language interpretation, sighted guides, and assistive listening devices are available.

For general questions, or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least one week before the program date when possible.  


Design learning at Cooper Hewitt is made possible by The Pinkerton Foundation, The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, The Hirsch Family Foundation, PwC Charitable Foundation, The Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants for Youth Innovation in Rural America, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.