Inspired by Native science and technology, Exploring Art + Technology Labs are hands-on workshops focused on Indigenous innovations. Join us in the new imagiNATIONS Activity Center every first and third Saturday of the month to tinker, make, learn, and create! Inspired by the exhibition Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound, workshops explore the intersection of art, science, and technology through hands-on, experimental activities. Projects align with STEAM approaches to learning.
Andean-American artist Aymar Ccopacatty (Aymara) has made textile artwork from recycled plastic and other materials since plastic invaded his family’s small community on Lake Titicaca, Peru in the late 1990s. This series of Labs explores various Andean textile techniques such as warp-faced weaving (Sawuña), braiding (Qanaña), spinning (Qapuña), and twisting (Mismiña), while using recycled plastic and found objects. Gain knowledge in the art of weaving, while inspiring reflection on our big global plastic problem!
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 1:oopm – 4:00pm
Location: 1 Bowling Green – National Museum of the American Indian
Fee: Free – BUT MUST REGISTER (212) 514-3705 or NMAI-NYfirstname.lastname@example.org
Age: recommended for ages 9 and up
Fidi Families Insiders: While there, swing by their new exhibit catered towards children: imagiNATIONS Activity Center
For more information and to register please visit their website HERE