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Craft in Focus New York 2017
June 3 & 4, 2017
Industry City, Brooklyn
Workshops

Popular Mechanics welcomes you to the Craft in Focus Festival

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Welcome to the Craft in Focus Festival Program


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Suminagashi (Japanese Marbling)

Textile Arts Center

Learn the basics of suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique.


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Learn how to make a leaded glass panel

Ernest Porcelli and Ernie Porcelli

Learn the basics of how to create a leaded glass panel.


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Star Wars Origami workshop

Chris Alexander

Star Wars Origami workshop by Chris Alexander: May the folds be with you!


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Make a spoon in copper or brass

Brooklyn Metal Works

Learn how to form and sink the bowl of a spoon in copper or brass sheet using mallets and dapping blocks.


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Clay your own Shaun the Sheep

Jim Parkyn, British Aardman Studios

For the first time in New York! Make your own Shaun the Sheep.


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The traditional craft of stone cutting

Pellettieri Stone Carvers' Academy

Learn to work with stone, a truly ancient craft.


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Grow your own pendant lamp, using Ecovative’s patented GIY Mushroom Material.


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Learn graffiti skills from Brooklyn legend KEO


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Learn how pleating works from a Dutch master


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Make your own Sterling Ring

Brooklyn Metal Works

In this workshop you will learn how to create simple and elegant stacking rings in round and square wire.


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Calligraffiti

Daan Wille aka Team Blazin'

Learn how to write your own name using calligraphy and graffiti styles.


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One-on-one jewelry design workshop


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Shibori with Natural Indigo

Textile Arts Center

Learn the techniques of shibori dyeing with an all natural indigo dyeing vat.


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Acquire significant fashion design skills and produce your own unique tie in this 2.5 hour long workshop.


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Make your own Sterling Earrings

Brooklyn Metal Works

In this workshop you will learn how to pierce with a drill and use a jeweler’s saw to cut sheet metal and create intricate designs to be worn as earrings.


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Grow your own planter, using Ecovative’s patented GIY Mushroom Material.


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Create your own sculpture that, when combined with littleBits, will light up, twist, turn, buzz, blink, and shake!


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Relief Printmaking for Families

92nd Street Y Art Center

Explore the basics of relief printmaking.


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Learn how to make a traditional wooden nail


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Learn how to draw hands from artist Daan Noppen


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Learn backstrap weaving techniques and make a a necklace, headpiece, strap, or belt.


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Learn to make three different styles of books: chapbooks, accordion books, and artist books.


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Beaded Necklaces and Earrings

92nd Street Y Art Center

Learn how to wrap wire to design and create a beaded necklace and matching earrings.


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Master classes

Masterclass Mixology

Ektoras Binikos

Learn how to mix exquisite cocktails by master mixologist Ektoras Binikos.


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Join a unique master class by guru Christiaan


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Corset making master class

Laetitia Schlumberger

French lingerie designer will teach fashion designers and students corset making skills.


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Guitar builder Flip Scipio will share his techniques and experiences during this exclusive master class.


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Movies

Faber Navalis

Maurizio Borriello

Faber Navalis is an award-winning documentary on the restoration of a large Norwegian ship, by Italian researcher and shipwright Maurizio Borriello.


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Of Men and Iron

Hanno Höfer

Beautiful portrait of ageing Romanian blacksmiths.


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Talking Guitars

Claire Pijman

This music-documentary is an intimate portrait of master guitar builder Flip Scipio. Including Q&A.


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Documentary film about artist Ron Mueck by filmmaker and photographer Gautier Deblonde


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The Birth of Saké

Erik Shirai

In stunning cinematography, The Birth of Saké reveals the story of passionate saké-makers and what it takes to make world-class saké at Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year-old family-owned small brewery in northern Japan.


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Glas

Bert Haanstra

Oscar winning short Dutch documentary.


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A documentary about the restoration of a notable Dutch windmill by young, passionate millwrights.


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Men of the Cloth

Vicki Vasilopoulos

Outstanding documentary about three Italian master tailors.


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Vanishing Sail

Alexis Andrews

Alwyn Enoe is approaching his 70s and decides to build one last traditional Caribbean sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.


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The refined Japanese Kakiemon porcelain, developed in the 17th century, is today still entirely handmade and handpainted.


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Master talks

Meet Award winning Dutch Fashion Designer Mattijs van Bergen


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Martine Gosselink – Rijksmuseum

Martine Gosselink - Rijksmuseum

Who were the first Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam, and which skills did they bring?


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Meet master artisans Vanessa Hoheb and Thomas Donahue, who worked with Willem de Kooning and have restored the Statue of Liberty.


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Demonstrations & Performances

Experience bedmaking at its finest!

Hästens - Crafting Sleep Since 1852

Experience bedmaking at it’s finest! Hästens bedmakers are flying in from Sweden!


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Try your hand at boat building!

Koko NYC - Open Source Gallery

Koko NYC will offer a free opportunity for kids and interested adults to try their hand at boat building!


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Given the right tools for the job and the knowledge how to use them, you’ll be amazed at what you can create!


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Artist Alice Hope will be working in collaboration with the audience on a mountain of used can tabs to construct a continuous sculptural malleable line.


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Eau d’Amsterdam

Eau d'Amsterdam

Eau d’Amsterdam is the first ever green perfume from the historical centre of Amsterdam


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Watch a violin maker at work


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Help assemble a traditional Dutch Barn model


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At the event your kids can relax and play in the KidKraft Play Area.


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Exhibition

Join us for the Courtyard Party!


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The American Artist’s Hand Archive Bronze Hands

Vanessa Hoheb & Thomas Donahue

The American Artist’s Hand Archive has been established to document through castings in bronze the hands of many of America’s most distinguished and venerated visual artists.


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A centuries old Dutch craft: Royal Delft Earthenware.


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