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Iron Summer Session 5

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.

white metal bench with curved forms
Vivian Beer, "Twin Engine," formed/fabricated steel, automotive paint, 26 x 23 x 102 inches
angular chair from rusted sheet metal
Hannah Vaughan, "Remnant Series Rusted," steel, rust, 28 x 19 x 34 inches