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December 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Families bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more.

ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people inspiration and options to do things differently, while having fun.

 

Each day will focus on different recyclable materials:
December 27: Textiles
December 28: Paper
December 29: Plastic
December 30: Glass and Metal

 

Special Daily Features:

  • Puppet Phactory is developing an immersive installation and daily workshop series featuring their junk yard puppets.
  • Bill Bywater is back to carve ice sculptures of the following endangered animals: Amur leopard; black rhino; the Bornean Orangutan; hawksbill turtle.
  • Climate change and sustainability-focused artworks, created as part of the ACCESS: Artist and Scientist Collaborations, will be on view.
  • Skraptacular returns for daily workshops!
  • Queens World Film Festival has curated a daily screening of ecology and sustainability-focused short-format videos.

 

December 27: Textiles

Lil’ Buddies: Learn how to hand sew by making a Lil’ Buddy, a small stuffed animal that will be the perfect friend (or gift for a friend!) for the holidays. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Maker Space.

Costumes: Make a holiday themed costume using fabric and unexpected materials. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Design Lab.

Skraptacular Workshop – Dress-up The Trash: Using fabulous fabrics to transform toilet paper rolls, and cereal boxes into dolls and animals.

Tie Dyeing Tie Dye Fab(ric): Learn to tie dye and create colorful swirls and groovy patterns while transforming pieces of fabric. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Design Lab. noon – 3 pm

Queens World Film Festival – Animation Workshops

 

December 28: Paper

Cameo Cutters: Learn how to use a Silhouette Cameo Cutter, a desktop robotic cutting machine to create intricately cut pieces of paper that can be used to create beautiful holiday cards, paper flowers, truly wild snowflakes and more. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Maker Space.

Paper Engineering: Paper is an amazingly versatile material. Use paper to create a moving pop up card to celebrate the holidays. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Design Lab.

Skraptacular Workshop – 101 Things To Make With A Toilet Paper Roll: Make ornaments, animals, binoculars, cars and much, much more!

Angela Carlucci in Design Lab Tree House Peninsula – Papel Pacado: Learn about the art of paper cutting with recycled materials and some of our favorite endangered animals as inspiration.

GingerBread Lane House Building Workshops – Sold Out 1 & 3 pm. $10 per kit (Members: $8 per kit).

 

December 29: Plastic

Plastic Bottle Joinery: Discover the basics of woodworking joinery to create a shadow box frame using plastic bottles, a heat gun and simple woodworking tools. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Maker Space.

Toy Mash Up: Hack apart toys to make new imaginary creatures you can play with. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Design Lab.

Skraptacular Workshop – Plastic Making: Fashion plastic into jewelry, toys and doll furniture.

GingerBread Lane House Building Workshops – Sold Out 1 & 3 pm. $10 per kit (Members: $8 per kit).

 

December 30: Glass and Metal

Metal Embossing: Turn an ordinary piece of aluminum into a work of art using a variety of everyday objects and speciality tools. Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Maker Space.

Metal Sculptures: Workshop will be held in NYSCI’s Design Lab.

Skraptacular Workshop – Caps, Cans And Creativity: Join us in transforming bottle caps and cans into all sorts of wonderful fun items.

 

Activities are free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted. Activities take place between noon and 4 pm.

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Puppet Phactory at ReMake the Holidays is supported in part through a Mini-Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, as administered by the Museum Association of New York.    



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