On Thursday, December 11 vendors will be setting up at MODA amidst the gorgeous fashions of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.
Come support local designers and your design museum in one day. A percentage of sales from this event will benefit MODA, so the more you shop the more you contribute!
LEGO Robotics Workshops
MODA's LEGO Robotics Workshops give kids ages 6-10 an opportunity to challenge themselves by building and programming robots.
Whether your child has attended campMODA, is a robotics expert, or is a first time builder and programmer, our LEGO Robotics Workshops will provide fun learning experiences. At each workshop, kids will learn the basics and then take on an awesome building challenge.
Two-hour workshops are held at the Design Bar in the museum's lobby and are led by enthusiastic LEGO robotics experts. Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition for the participant and 1 adult. To register, click here.
Kids: Make & 3D Print Superhero Logos or Spaceships
A workshop for kids aged 8-15 that provides an introduction to designing in 3D space. A MODA Instructor will guide students through the process of creating an objectbefore printing it out on a Makerbot© Replicator© 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
Using Tinkercad, an easy-to-use 3D design software, they’ll learn how to manipulate basic shapes, symbols and texts. Your child will leave the class with a 3D print (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time) and a basic knowledge of 3D design.
Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members. For dates and registration, click here.
Young Explorers: 3D Printing from Minecraft
Do you have a child who loves to play Minecraft? In Minecraft, kids are able to build anything they can imagine! Our Young Explorers class lets kids aged 8-15 take that to the next level.
Working in Minecraft, they’ll design a 3D object and then print it on a Makerbot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer and take it home (in some cases, these may have to be picked up later due to print time).
Participation is $25 for Members, $30 for non-Members.
For class dates, times, and registration, click this link
Programming with Scratch
Programming with Scratch workshops introduce children ages 8-12 to basic programming.
Using Scratch, MODA instructors will teach your child to create fun, interactive animations including story boards and games. Scratch encourages kids to innovate, collaborate and reason in a logical and efficient manner.
For more information or to register your child for a workshop, click here.
An Epic Fashion Event at MODA!
In conjunction with our fall fashion design exhibition, Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, MODA presents a film screening of the documentary, Versailles ’73: American Runway Revolution, followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from the film and the historic fashion show including models, announcers and designers.
Audrey Smaltz, Pat Cleveland, Stephen Burrows, Gail O’Neill, and Deborah Riley Draper will be present at the reception and will participate in the panel discussion.
Join us for an evening of fashion and fun. The $50 ticket ($45 for MODA members) provides entrance to an evening of wonderful events. More information and tickets can be found here
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair honors the traveling fashion show that brought European couture fashions to the African-American community.
Organized by the Chicago History Museum and featuring iconic garments by Yves Saint-Laurent, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, and others, Inspiring Beauty demonstrates how fashion became a vehicle for empowerment, pride, and achievement.
For information about supporting this exhibition, click here.
Design Conversation: Joy Bivins on Curating Inspiring Beauty
Joy Bivins, one of the curators of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, began working on the exhibition in the spring of 2011 by sorting through the 3500 garments in the collection of the Johnson Publishing Company.
Joy will visit MODA from the Chicago History Museum, where this exhibition originated, to talk about the importance of the Ebony Fashion Fair and the process by which the Inspiring Beauty exhibition was brought into being. She’ll provide listeners with an inside look at her work as the curator, explaining how she chose what to include in the show, what she had to leave behind, and why.
Lecture will begin at 4pm. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to be seated.
$15 for MODA members, $20 for non-members Tickets are available online and at the door.