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, weavers and designers from NYC-based Tick Studio will lead participants in making lap loom weavings using recycled materials including plastic bags, mylar balloons, and other single use plastics. 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.
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ABOUT SUZANNE TICK
Suzanne Tick is a world-renowned weaver and founder of Suzanne Tick Inc. specializing in materials, brand strategy and design development. A fourth generation recycler, Tick’s life work revolves around exploring methods both in and out of the industry of closed loop recycling while reinventing manufacturing methods. Her textiles signify an effortless union between age-old weaving techniques and the latest technology solidifying her as a master of her craft. She maintains a hand weaving practice and creates fine art woven sculptures from repurposed materials that are collected and exhibited worldwide. Her work is found in the Cooper Hewitt collection.
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Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
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.