CREATE! With MOAD, the Bass & Miami Book Fair

Life tip from Professor Wembly Wordsmith: Sometimes you just gotta make a mess with color! Trek over to our Create! stations to find a variety of artistic activities that will let your creativity soar. Several featured workshops will also take place, where parents and kids can get a more in-depth art experience. Space is limited – be sure to pick up your free tickets at the Information Booth. For those who just can’t wait to get their hands on some markers, drop in to our Make-and-Take area to create at your own pace. Scroll down to find your favorite creation station, and let’s get colorful!

Past Events

November 2021

Sunday, November 21 @ 4:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Tai Chi & Paper Collage With Francisca Oyhanarte & Martina Menendez

Need to relax and unwind at the end of a long and action-packed Book Fair day? Join local artist Francisca Oyhanarte – this year’s MBF poster artist! – and tai chi instructor Martina Menendez in this meditative workshop to find out how. We’ll start with a mindfulness tai chi exercise with gentle movements to inspire the senses, then follow it up by creating colorful rainforest animals using a construction paper collage technique.   Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 3:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Paper Pirate Flag With HistoryMiami Museum

Back in the days of swashbuckling, pirate flags – generally black with a skull and crossbones symbol in red and/or white – were called “Jolly Rogers,” and they were used to identify marauding ships. In this workshop, you’ll learn about all the different pirate flags that were used on the high seas, then make your very own! Presented in partnership with All Ages This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 3:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Rainforest Nightscape

Build a rainforest nightscape! Using silhouettes against an iridescent backdrop to create the look of light cast by the moon, we’ll create a magical work of art.   Presented in partnership with…

Sunday, November 21 @ 2:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Crafting Stories Through Puppet Making With Pangea

Join local artist Pangea for a puppet-making workshop that empowers kids to create characters and craft narratives for their own stories, while exploring the possibilities of using found materials! Using a mix of traditional art supplies along with “waste” materials – like bottle caps and cardboard rolls – kids will create their very own working marionnette while learning about sustainable practices and upcycling.  Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Introduction to Origami With Kuniko Yamamoto

If you’re new to the art of origami, this hands-on workshop led by artist and storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto is the perfect introduction! In Japanese, “ori” means to fold and “gami” means paper, and those joining in will enjoy a fun and fascinating paper-folding adventure as they immerse themselves in Japanese arts and culture.  Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating. Tickets can be picked up at the Information Booth in Children’s Alley.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Make a 3D Paper Chain Snake

Assemble your very own slithering three-dimensional paper chain snake! Choose from three different snakes native to the rainforest: the emerald tree boa, the king cobra, and the tropical rattlesnake. Presented in partnership with…

Sunday, November 21 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Theater Mask & Story Creation Workshop With Catalina

Props and masks are often used on stage to help tell a story – have you ever thought about the kinds of characters you’d create? In this workshop, kids will decorate their own theatrical masks to create the face of a brand-new character. Then, Catalina will lead a short theater exercise to inspire kids to bring those characters to life!  All Ages This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating.…

Sunday, November 21 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Quilts & Parrots

Make a parrot-themed mini quilt using fabric, colorful stickers, and paper! Presented in partnership with…

Sunday, November 21 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Tie-Dye Butterfly With Angela Bolaños

Butterflies are not only beautiful, they’re incredibly important to our ecosystem. Join artist Angela Bolaños and create your very own unique and beautiful butterfly in a surrounding flower garden, while learning an easy-to-use tie-dye effect technique! Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating. Tickets can be picked up at the Information Booth in Children’s Alley. A standby line will be available at each workshop in the event a ticketed attendee does not show up. …

Saturday, November 20 @ 4:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Tai Chi & Paper Collage With Francisca Oyhanarte & Martina Menendez

Need to relax and unwind at the end of a long and action-packed Book Fair day? Join local artist Francisca Oyhanarte – this year’s MBF poster artist! – and tai chi instructor Martina Menendez in this meditative workshop to find out how. We’ll start with a mindfulness tai chi exercise with gentle movements to inspire the senses, then follow it up by creating colorful rainforest animals using a construction paper collage technique.   Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 3:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Accordion Book Making With Susie Jaramillo

Fold, fold, streeeeeeetch! Draw, draw, draw! Read, read, read! Accordion books are made from folded paper – open them up and you can read them page by page, or you can stretch them out like a soaring set of wings for a story that goes on and on and on. In this workshop led by Susie Jaramillo, you’ll not only make your very own accordion book and book covers, you’ll start working on your very own story, one you can turn into a picture book or graphic novel!…

Saturday, November 20 @ 3:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Rainforest Nightscape

Build a rainforest nightscape! Using silhouettes against an iridescent backdrop to create the look of light cast by the moon, we’ll create a magical work of art. Presented in partnership with…

Saturday, November 20 @ 2:00 pm
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Create! Needle Felting Workshop With Kerry Phillips

Needle felting – a fun and easy artistic practice that uses barbed needles and repetitive poking to interlock wool into specific shapes – requires no advanced knowledge of the craft and is remarkably easy to pick up, even for a 5-year-old! Artist Kerry Phillips will teach you how to needle felt pictures onto fabric and how the same process can be used to create small sculptures. Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Introduction to Origami With Kuniko Yamamoto

If you’re new to the art of origami, this hands-on workshop led by artist and storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto is the perfect introduction! In Japanese, “ori” means to fold and “gami” means paper, and those joining in will enjoy a fun and fascinating paper-folding adventure as they immerse themselves in Japanese arts and culture.  Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating. Tickets can be picked up at the Information Booth in Children’s Alley.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Make a 3D Paper Chain Snake

Assemble your very own slithering three-dimensional paper chain snake! Choose from three different snakes native to the rainforest: the emerald tree boa, the king cobra, and the tropical rattlesnake. Presented in partnership with…

Saturday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Crafting Stories Through Puppet Making With Pangea

Join local artist Pangea for a puppet-making workshop that empowers kids to create characters and craft narratives for their own stories, while exploring the possibilities of using found materials! Using a mix of traditional art supplies along with “waste” materials – like bottle caps and cardboard rolls – kids will create their very own working marionnette while learning about sustainable practices and upcycling.  Ages 5+ This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Quilts & Parrots

Make a parrot-themed mini quilt using fabric, colorful stickers, and paper! Presented in partnership with…

Saturday, November 20 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Create! Theater Mask & Story Creation Workshop With Catalina

Props and masks are often used on stage to help tell a story – have you ever thought about the kinds of characters you’d create? In this workshop, kids will decorate their own theatrical masks to create the face of a brand-new character. Then, Catalina will lead a short theater exercise to inspire kids to bring those characters to life! All Ages This event is a CREATE! Featured Workshop. All featured workshops require a FREE ticket to attend due to limited seating.…

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