My Final Workshop at MoMA – Wednesday, November 14th
Free and open to the public
25 people limit

Blocks Tell a Story: Creating Narratives in Space and Time
Led by toy designer and educator Karen Hewitt of Burlington, Vermont–based Learning Materials Workshop, these two workshops and drop-in activities invite visitors to channel their inner sense of creative play to design their own stories and reinvent their urban landscapes with building
blocks.

Workshops begin with a brief visual tour of the history of building blocks
as a learning tool from the 1850s to the present—from Friedrich Froebel to
computer Smart Blocks. Participants then create narratives using only
blocks. Without the aid of figurative miniature objects, the blocks can
become symbols for objects, people, and animals. Participants’ narratives
will be documented and shared.