This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.
This workshop focusses on two main materials, wood and paper, along with the optional use of fabric/fiber and/or leather. Using some simple power tools like a jigsaw, cordless drill and glue gun students will build the basic structure of a lightweight, yet sturdy and fully functional treasure chest according to the design principle “Form Follows Function”. Learn how to reinforce it with the use of paper through the technique of proper layering, thus discovering the vast possibilities and little funny quirks in the relationship of paper and wood.
Besides learning about the different materials, tools, techniques and glues, the students will get guidance and positive reinforcement and be encouraged to translate the basic recipe into their individual style.
Through mind-mapping and sketching the students will learn to decipher a personal experience, memory or moment of inspiration into a visual design scheme to decorate the structure. Depending on the individual work pace of the group, there will be time to practically apply that knowledge into the decoration of the chest.
Goal of the class is that the students go home with a finished functional basic structure, either fully decorated or prepped to do so
This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.
Ina-Griet Raatz-von Hirschhausen has a master’s degree in teaching (healthsciences and physical ed) and a degree in design (University of Osnabrueck, Germany). Since her immigration to Canada in1999 she lives and works as a fulltime artist, preferring a wide range of materials, painting, sculpting, making puppets along with medieval style scrolls and writing poetry. She had numerous successful solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Canada and has won several prizes for her artwork.Click here to read more about INA-GRIET RAATZ von HIRSCHHAUSEN