Explore colors, symbols, and meaning in the patterns showcased in Cooper Hewitt’s exhibit David Adjaye Selects. Use ideas from the exhibit to design your own tote bag and take it home.

This FREE 2-session workshop will begin on Wednesday, February 3 and end on Thursday, February 4. Sessions are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Open to NYC high school students grades 9–12.

Session dates:
Wednesday, March 3rd
Thursday, March 4th



DesignPrep is a series of FREE teen workshops, studio tours and college visits, which focus on all forms of design from fashion and architecture to product and graphic design. Learn more HERE.

DesignPrep is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of

Additional support is provided by the Altman Foundation, internal Smithsonian Institution funds from the Youth Access Grants program, Deutsche Bank, The New York Community Trust and its Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, the Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation, the School of Visual Arts, and the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.