The Queer Art of Sitting

October 28 - October 29, 2023

The Queer Art of Sitting


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $375
Material Fee: $90

What is a queer space? Is it one defined by Safety and Inclusion or a type of uncomfortability that induces cultural evolution, a seismic disruption that begins a sequence sub-conscious intellectual shifts in the user(s), leads to new ways of seeing and perception, and advances our collective concepts around what it means to inhabit our environment(s)? What are the forces acting on liminal(queer) spaces and how can we begin to understand and manipulate them to create forms in our inhabited world that articulates a history and a future of human embodiment? In this workshop we will begin a dialogue around these ideas while we mock up and create seating options that serve a brave queer world of the future. Some basic knowledge of woodworking with machinery and hand tools is helpful, but more critical is the desire to create previously unimagined solutions.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
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



t i m b e r

t i m b e r  is a queer designer, woodworker, farmer and folk herbalist with a passion for all things wood. timber brings knowledge and experience to the arena of craft in an effort to explore the value of the everyday objects that bring meaning to our lives. These different disciplines inform a dedicated practice of developing a personal vernacular in the design and manufacture of furniture, utilitarian objects and sculpture that highlight the threshold between built and natural environments. The hope is that this work might lead us to develop more symbiotic relationships with our surroundings.

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