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January 20th, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum: Seeing Through Drawing (class)

What: A drawing class for blind and low vision visitors. Be inspired by the Museum's collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art. To RSVP e-mail access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010. Learn more about Seeing Through Drawing

When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: The main entrance of the museum is accessible and there are elevators as well as accessible bathrooms. To request accommodations, email access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010.

The Met – Seeing Through Drawing

What: Be inspired by the Museum's collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances/Restrooms and Audio Description. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.

Met Signs in the Studio – Marks of Color: Watercolor Painting

What: Tour and art-making workshops with Debra Cole and Hollie Ecker. In ASL without voice interpretation.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances/Restrooms and ASL Interpretation. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212 – 650 – 2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.


January 21st, 2018

The Met Discoveries Series: Masks

What: These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session.

This workshop for children (5 – 17) with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances and Restrooms. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.

The Met Discoveries Series: Masks

What: These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session.

This workshop for adults (18+) with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances and Restrooms. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.


January 24th, 2018

The Met Escapes – Art-Making Workshop

What: Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances and Restrooms. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.


January 25th, 2018 (Thursday)

Jazz Legends for Disability Pride (Disability Pride Parade Fundraiser)

What: Disability Pride NYC, Inc presents the fourth annual Jazz Legends for Disability Pride 2018 Disability Pride Parade Fundraiser. The Performance will feature jazz musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, George Coleman, Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove, Chris Potter, Al Foster, Eddie Henderson, Jimmy Cobb, Roberta Gambarini, Joe Lovano, Victor Lewis, Bill Charlap, Richard Wyands, Peter Bernstein, Mike Ledonne, Peter Washington, Kenny Washington, Gerald Cannon and many more.

When: 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street, New York NY 10012

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrance; Wheelchair Accessible Restroom;


February 3rd 2018 (Saturday)

Tactile Tactics: Best Practices for Tactile Design

What:

Join Annie Leist, Disability Inclusion Associate at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for a workshop designed to get you thinking about how to design effective and meaningful tactile graphics and models to engage people with and without vision. Explore the differences between visual and tactile experience, and learn how to use that awareness to thoughtfully plan, create, and select successful tactile representations and objects to serve constituents and engage audiences. You’ll also review strategies on how to implement the tactiles well, and how context can impact a tactile’s meaning.

Currently being offered: Saturday February 3rd (11:00 AM networking and refreshments, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM workshop).

Please RSVP to chanceyfleet@nypl.org or 212-621-0627.

When: 11:00AM – 1:30PM (Class begins at 11:45AM)

Where:

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street #1 New York, NY 10011

Accessibility:

Wheelchair Accessible Entrance; Wheelchair Accessible Restroom;

To request additional accommodations please contact Chancey Fleet at chanceyfleet@nypl.org or 212-621-0627


February 10th, 2018

The Metropolitan Museum: Seeing Through Drawing (class) 

What: A drawing class for blind and low vision visitors. Be inspired by the Museum's collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art. To RSVP e-mail access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010. Learn more about Seeing Through Drawing

When: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY 10028 

Accessibility: The main entrance of the museum is accessible and there are elevators as well as accessible bathrooms. To request accommodations, email access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010.


February 11th, 2018

The Met Discoveries Series: Family Portraits

What: These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session.

This workshop for adults (18+) with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 11:00AM – 12:30PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances and Restrooms. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.

The Met Discoveries Series: Family Portraits

What: These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session.

This workshop for children (5 – 17) with learning or developmental disabilities and accompanying friends and family members includes a gallery tour and art activity.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances and Restrooms. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.


February 15th, 2018 (Thursday)

2D Tactile Graphics Software and Embosser Basics

What:

Learn how to use TactileView software to import images and prepare them to be embossed, or to create your own designs from scratch (by drawing or using menu-driven design). Get to know the Index Everest embosser that turns your designs, maps or graphs into tactile images. Discover catalogs of ready-to-emboss tactile designs that you can download and modify according to your needs.

Please RSVP to chanceyfleet@nypl.org or 212-621-0627.

When: 5:15PM – 7:45PM (Class begins at 6:00PM)

Where:

Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street #1 New York, NY 10011

Accessibility:

Wheelchair Accessible Entrance; Wheelchair Accessible Restroom;

To request additional accommodations please contact Chancey Fleet at chanceyfleet@nypl.org or 212-621-0627

The Met – Seeing Through Drawing

What: Be inspired by the Museum's collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances/Restrooms and Audio Description. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.

The Met - Picture This! Workshops: David Hockney

What: Enjoy works of art through detailed descriptions, touch, and other activities. Join us for a descriptive tour and learn about British artist David Hockney's long and distinguished career in this retrospective exhibition celebrating his 80th year.

RSVP Required: 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

When: 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Where: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances/Restrooms and Audio Description. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call 212-650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org at least 72 hours before the event.