Virtual Morning at the Museum | National Design Month Edition

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Virtual Morning at the Museum | National Design Month Edition

October 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free

Join Cooper Hewitt for a special virtual National Design Month edition of Morning at the Museum, a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities. Take your Halloween costume to the next level! For many costumes, it’s the accessories that really make it pop! In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the design process, learn more about where and how designers find inspiration, and discover how to use everyday materials to create their own sustainable accessory design. Participants have the option to design an accessory that can be added to their Halloween costume. No costume? No problem! Redesign an accessory to help you in your everyday life. 

Participants have the option to build a 3-dimensional design using everyday materials from their home. Participation in all activities is possible with no materials, or you can use paper and any writing tools to record your brainstorming ideas. Preparatory materials, including worksheets and a visual schedule, will be provided via email one week prior to the program date.  

MATERIALS 

Participants have the option to build a 3-dimensional design using everyday materials from their home. If you are interested in building a design, please collect materials prior to the workshop and have them ready for the workshop. Participation in all activities is possible without materials, or you can use paper and any writing tools to record your brainstorming ideas. 

Suggested materials: 

  • Scissors 
  • Masking tape 
  • Cardboard (any kind)
  • Clean food packaging
  • Clean containers
  • String
  • Paper
  • Fabric
  • Markers
  • Any material that isn’t already in use, especially if it will otherwise go in the trash!

Other

Audience (by age)
Teens (Ages 13-17), Tweens (Ages 10-12), Elementary (Ages 8-10), Family Program
Special Instructions
To register, please email CHAccess@si.edu.
Program Image Description
Image shows two hands among a field of craft supplies. Someone is helping another person put on an accessory.

Venue

Virtual/Online
NY United States + Google Map
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