This is a beginner workshop, no prior experience in design required to participate. This program is suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

Get ready for New York’s plastic bag ban, effective March 1.

In this intergenerational workshop, textile designer Suzanne Tick will lead participants in weaving plastic bags, mylar balloons, and other materials into a unique reusable bag with fun patterns. Raising awareness on the larger topic of climate change, participants will also learn how to calculate their own carbon footprint.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own plastic bags to weave into their design.

ABOUT SUZANNE TICK

Suzanne Tick is the founder of Suzanne Tick Inc., specializing in materials, brand strategy, and design development for commercial and residential interiors. She is known for her intelligent and enthusiastic approach to design in evolving markets, as well as her conviction to provide innovative solutions. Her work is found in the Cooper Hewitt collection.

program HOURS

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Session 2: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

PROGRAM FAQ

CAN I BRING MY GROUP TO THE PROGRAM?

We are unable to accommodate groups.

CAN I LEAVE MY CHILD?

Caretakers must remain with their child for the duration of the program.

WHAT IS MY ROLE AS THE CAREGIVER IN THIS PROGRAM?

We require that caregivers actively participate in our workshops. Caregivers are responsible for helping their child with their individual projects and are expected to manage any behavioral challenges that might be disruptive to the group. Caretakers must stay with their child for the duration of the program.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM?

All programming is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You cannot reserve a ticket online. We recommend arriving to the event location fifteen minutes before scheduled programming begins to ensure a spot.  If the program is full when you arrive, we invite you to join a later session.

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