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3rd Friday November: Radical Craft Night

Note: This event has passed.


November 16, 2012
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


$5 general, $3 members



705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States

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Phone: (831) 429-1964

Corpus Callosum

Corpus Callosum


3D Wood Canvases with Jim Sloane


Weaving with Becca Hiatt


Sewing taught by the Parajo Valley Quilt Association


Kaleidoscopes with Wei Hwu

Radical Craft Night is back at the MAH! Challenge your traditional notions of craft at the MAH’s Radical Craft Night which takes crafting to the extreme.  Join us for a night of workshops, demonstrations, collaborations, performances, music and making at the MAH.

Becca Hiatt will demonstrate weaving and teach visitors how to weave on a triangular loom. Sara Homan will bring back historical crafting techniques by showing visitors how to use hand cranked and treadle machines to make bags out of scrap fabric. Get your face painted in radical designs. Create a large collaborative rag rug made entirely from old tshirts. Luke Wilson will lead a participatory collaborative assemblage workshop in the elevator.

Special guest band Corpus Callosum invites  you to participate in a parade, performances and a variety of workshops.

Bring your monkey energy and join the members of Gamelan Anak Swarasanti in a participatory performance of Kecak Monkey Chant, lead by Kristopher Yunker, I Gede Oka Artha Negara, and Wes Modes.  Kecak is a form of vocal percussion and dance originating in Bali, Indonesia, and inspired by traditional gamelan, performed by a circle of dozens and even hundreds of performers chanting in interlocking patterns and performing choreographed motions. Come prepared to play and sing.

The Fábrica will teach you how to make origami lanterns, yo-yo’s and sock monsters.  Create your own 3d wood canvases with local woodworker, Jim Sloane. The Pajaro Valley Quilt Association will teach you how to make your own fabric sewn cards. Michael Wood will demonstrate blacksmithing on the front street entrance and Michael Neeley will demonstrate stone sculpting on the back patio. Enjoy decorating homemade cookies with Daniella Caspers or make a kaleidoscope with Wei Hwu (supplies limited so get here early!).

Special thanks to our collaborators: Corpus Callosum ,Daniella Caspers, Becca Hiatt, UBEW, Wes ModesThe Fábrica, Ann Altstatt, Elaina Ramer, Jim Sloane, Michael Wood, The Pajaro Valley Quilt Association, Mary Fran Archer, Sara Homan, Lori Camner, Kris Yunker, Michael Parsi, Nancy Howells, Kris Yunker
Gede Oka Artha Negara, Martin Randal, Lawrence Manzo, Bavani Sai Wingmaker, Michael Parisi, Jen Salima Holt, Cathleen O’Connell, Ronald Ortman, Connie Hunter, Jennifer Bushard, Michael Neeley, Wei Hwu, Luke Wilson.

  • ninamo

    Last year was incredible! This year should be fantastic!!!

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