Iron Summer Session 5
July 19 – August 4, 2020
Vivian Beer & Hannah Vaughan
Design on Fire
This workshop will focus on using design concepts and craft methods to develop each student’s creative voice in metal furniture. Design challenges will develop projects from idea to two-dimensional to three-dimensional. We’ll begin with drawing and then move to drafting/modeling at scale and metal fabrication, including welding, hollow construction, pattern making, hand hammer control, surface development, and finishing. We’ll have slide presentations, critiques, and ideation exercises and discuss proportion, ergonomics, style, history, and material experimentation. Whatever your goals, the iron studio will be our creative laboratory. All levels. Code 05I
Vivian: studio artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Penland; collections: Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC). Hannah: furniture, product, architectural designer; furniture designs in galleries in Chicago and Boston.