This summer at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Thomas Huang, RISD grad and bamboo specialist is going to share his knowledge and help workshop attendees realize their dreams of bamboo. Here's the concept:
This workshop will explore the expressive potential of bamboo in the objects of everyday life. Beginning with a survey of traditional applications, students will be encouraged to explore and develop their own contemporary understanding of bamboo's material traits. A series of short projects will help expand the design potential of this unique material beyond tradition and cliche. We'll explore structural qualities, surface design and connection types. Students will then create a series of projects that range in scale from housewares to small furniture objects.
Full Course Title: Beyond Tiki Torches - Bamboo: a material exploration (W0816)
Dates: Jul 21, 2008 - Jul 25, 2008
Enrollment is limited to 12 students.