Each month between January and May we’ll explore a different theme, centering activities, exhibits, and artists around a new material. This month, we constructed with cardboard.
Cardboard is quite wonderful: it starts life as simple paper, but through clever folding and stacking, it becomes one of the most versatile building materials. Its availability, and ability to be recycled as well as up-cycled, makes it a very attractive solution for prototyping, building quickly and cheaply, and experimenting with ideas. It cuts very nicely in a laser cutter, too!
Throughout February, we invite the public to share in our experiments with cardboard. We decided to turn to the preeminent experts in building large scale works with this amazing material: the Cardboard Institute of Technology took over the Tinkering Studio, and over the course of the month build a giant subterranean installation!
In addition to the constantly evolving cardboard cityscape, these are the workshops we hosted for this month:
Build with C.I.T.
Wed, Feb 9 — 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Wed, Feb 16 — 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tue, Feb 22 — 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Join in the madness: the wonderful folks from the Cardboard Institute of Technology will open the doors to their work-in-progress, and invite the public to build with them. You’ll get a chance to add your contribution to the Tinkering Studio.
Cardboard Art Workshop with Ann Weber
Thu-Sat, Feb 10, 11, 12 — 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to create your very own cardboard sculpture with the amazing Ann Weber. Learn how a simple cardboard box can turn into an animal, a boat, a person or modern art. The sky is the limit! You’ll staple, glue or sew pieces of cardboard together to create whatever your imagination can come up with.
Workshop with Ana Serrano
Fri, Feb 18 — 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join Featured Artist Ana Serrano in building delightful sculptures made of cardboard.
Costume-building workshop with C.I.T.
Sat, Feb 19 — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Beside building large cityscapes, the folks at the Cardboard Institute of Technology are also master at making costumes out of cardboard, and they will be sharing their expertise and inviting the public to make their own papery exoskeletons.
Sat, Mar 5 — 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Make your own cardboard spinning top while enjoying the film Tops, by Charles and Ray Eames.