MAKEing Connections

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Yom Kippur 2015

MAKEing Connections

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Vacation Program

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12

Start with a blank piece of paper. Inventions often begin there.

Look at traditions of transforming paper from around the world. Learn to cut it, tear it, stain it, paint it, mold it, emboss it, fold it. Add a message. Then make an envelope, add a stamp and send it to someone you care about through a now endangered technology: the Postal Service.

You will of course also make a portfolio of work for yourself. We will ask parents to send us a list of grandparents, godparents, or other relatives and friends who would like to be part of your experiment in connections.

The MAKE movement is a celebration of inventiveness, technical finesse and creativity. It connects active hands around the world. Some of our school holiday will look at artists and arts, workshops and studios, that have inspired both the MAKE movement and our workshops.

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