Intentional Connections: Joinery, Design, and Process for Project Planning

July 21 - July 25, 2023

Intentional Connections: Joinery, Design, and Process for Project Planning

$750.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $100

In this week long class we will focus on traditional and nontraditional methods of design and joinery. The beginning of the week will be about design, development, and discovery, with demonstrations of techniques and discussions about design and methods. Through a series of small assignments and exercises you will build a knowledge of material movement and make small samples for what will be a project of your own design. The second half of the week will be about planning, process and preparation as we take the skills that have been presented and form them into an individual final project. This will be a time of trouble shooting and instructor assisted design time, where we will plan, measure and produce together, based on the skills and ideas that have been taught. *Pete’s goal as an instructor is to help facilitate looking at the metal from a different perspective, and to help guide you, the participant, through the process of design and execution.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Registration will open in early December. Please check back for updated information and cost.

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Pete Braspinnex

Pete Braspenninx is the owner of Phyre Forge. He is an artist, blacksmith and educator based in Michigan. His work focuses on using traditional skills and techniques to create modern forms and design. Graduate of the university of Michigan school of art and design (2004)

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