Sep
10
to Dec 10

FROM CONCEPT TO OBJECT: Processes in Furniture Design @ MassArt

Fusing design activities and methodologies, including aesthetic sourcing (visual, literary, emotional, and structural), drawing and modeling, participants engage in design as a problem solving process. Projects emphasize the development of conceptual visualization through the exploration of two and three dimensional sketch techniques.

Though this class was designed for the MassArt Furniture Certificate Program, it is open for registration to the general public through MassArt Continuing Education. The class is perfect for anyone who is interested in furniture design processes. Students leave class with designs that can be built on their own, or in MassArt's course The Art of Furniture I.

Mondays, September 10- December 10, 6:30-10pm

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Mar
9
to Mar 23

Bending Wood @ MassArt

Explore the possibilities of bending wood for furniture and sculpture using steam bending and bent lamination techniques. Learn to create one and two part molds, bending and drying forms, and use a vacuum press, a steam box and more. Experiment with free-form bends and alternative methods of clamping. Create a variety of curved, twisted and manipulated parts, then learn how to turn them into finished pieces at home.

3 Saturdays, March 9-23. 10am-4pm

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Jun
22
to Jun 29

Spoon Carving @ MassArt

Learn to carve wooden spoons of your own design. Work on developing your personal style, then express it through the creation of functional or decorative spoons. Spend time thinking about how your spoon should look and feel. Cut the profile of your spoons out on the bandsaw. Learn how to hollow a bowl using gouges and mallets. Shape the body of your spoons using a variety of carving and shaping tools. Leave class with your very own small collection of handmade and sculpted spoons that are customized to your taste.

2 Fridays, June 22 & 29, 10am-4pm

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May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Not Your Granny's Rocker Opening Reception

FURNITURE AND WOODWORK CREATED BY
MASSART PCE // BFA // MFA // STAFF // FACULTY // ALUMNI // NORTH BENNET STREET SCHOOL PARTNERS

CURATED BY
Mitch Ryerson and Annie Meyer

FEATURING WORK BY
Becca Bagdigian + Colombine Bergsten + Katie Broida + Joe Brown + Taylor Cheek + Frank Criscione + Heather Dawson + Albert Engelhart + Mel Forster + Miguel Gomez-Ibanez + Judith Hanson + Blake Johnson + Raquel Meneses + Annie Meyer + Danielle Potwin + Mitch Ryerson + Joe Sheehan + Jill Slosburg-Ackerman + Ted Southwick + Heather Tauck + Peter Thibealt + Curtis Turner + Anneloes van Beek + Liz Welch + Matt Wenger

MASSART DORAN GALLERY May 1 - 15
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Gallery hours M-F, 9-5

ARTIST TALK Tues, May 1, 6:30pm
West Meets North: Ryerson VS. Gomez-Ibanez
MassArt DMC Lecture Hall

OPENING RECEPTION TO FOLLOW Tues, May 1, until 9pm

Not Your Granny’s Rocker is a celebration of furniture and woodwork created by MassArt BFA, MFA, Continuing Education and Furniture Design Certificate students, faculty, staff, and alumni and our North Bennet Street School partners.

The MassArt woodshop has long been a place to experiment, explore and execute work. Creations include furniture, musical instruments, giant sculptures, whole houses, small carved items and more. In the woodshop, BFA, MFA, continuing education and Furniture Design Certificate students exchange ideas, philosophies and technical skills from their own areas of expertise.

This show celebrates the cross-pollination between our own programs along with the crossover with programs at the North Bennet Street School. Students and faculty alike have moved back and forth between the two very different and complementary schools for years. The result is an ever changing and evolving sense of mutual appreciation and respect that can be seen in the works by our students and community members.

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Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Greenwood Mini Spoons @ Fuller Craft Musuem

Carve a small spoon of your own design for coffee, jam, spices or simply for decoration. Watch a demo on how to split a freshly fallen log into usable spoon blanks. Then, learn how to carve your very own spoon using only two knives. After discussing form and function, decide if your spoon will be designed with specific use or visual element in mind. When your spoon is complete, finish it off with a natural beeswax and oil finish. Bring a bagged lunch.
Instructor: Annie Meyer

Saturday, March 17, 2018
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Skill Level:  All (Ages 18+)
Class Size:  Minimum 4 / Maximum 8
Tools Required: none
Location: Studio A
$110 Members / $145 Nonmembers
Materials fee: $10.00 per person, paid to instructor

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Feb
11
to Feb 18

Woodland Spoon Carving @ The Eliot School

Make a spoon from pruned or fallen branches. Learn how to split logs and carve a spoon blank with a carving axe. Shape your spoon with carving knives and hollow out the bowl with hook knives. Leave with a hand-carved spoon and the ability to craft a spoon out in the wilderness.

2 Sundays: Feb 11 & 18, 9am-2pm

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Jan
12
to Jan 14

The Art of Spoon Carving @ MassArt

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Learn to carve wooden spoons of your own design. Work on developing your personal style, then express it through the creation of functional or decorative spoons. Spend time thinking about how your spoon should look and feel. Cut the profile of your spoons out on the bandsaw. Learn how to hollow a bowl using gouges and mallets. Shape the body of your spoons using a variety of carving and shaping tools. Leave class with your very own small collection of handmade and sculpted spoons that are customized to your taste.

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Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Greenwood Mini Spoons @ The Fuller Craft Museum

 

Carve a small spoon of your own design for coffee, jam, spices, or simply for decoration. Watch a demo on how to split a freshly fallen log into usable spoon blanks. Then, learn how to carve your very own spoon using only two knives. After discussing form and function, decide if your spoon will be designed with specific use or visual element in mind. When your spoon is complete, finish it off with a natural beeswax and oil finish. Bring a bagged lunch.

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Spoon Carving Weekend @ Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

Create a spoon out of locally fallen branches. Watch demonstrations on how to split a log using a froe, and how to rough out a spoon blank with a carving axe. Carve your spoon into a final form of your own design using only one straight and one curved knife. Finish your spoon using an oil and beeswax mixture.

Contact Lexington Arts and Crafts Society to register.

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Come see my work at the Eliot School during Jamaica Plain Open Studios. I will be showcasing alongside 21 other Eliot School faculty members. Join us for local shopping, artist demos, children's activities, live music and more.

Saturday & Sunday September 23 & 24 from 11am-6pm. 

More information can be found here

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Sep
10
to Sep 17

Woodland Spoon Carving @ The Eliot School

Make a spoon from pruned or fallen branches. Learn how to split logs and carve a spoon blank with a carving axe. Shape your spoon with carving knives and hollow out the bowl with hook knives. Leave with a hand-carved spoon and the ability to craft a spoon out in the wilderness.

2 Sundays: Sept 10 & 17

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Sep
5
to Dec 12

From Concept to Object @ Massachusetts College of Art and Design

3 Credit Professional & Continuing Education Course

Students capture and develop ideas using a sketchbook or folder system that will be used throughout the certificate program. Fusing design activities and methodologies, including aesthetic sourcing (visual, literary, emotional, and structural), drawing and modeling, participants engage in design as a problem solving process. Projects emphasize the development of conceptual visualization through the exploration of two and three dimensional sketch techniques.

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Aug
12
to Aug 13

Wooden Spoons @ The Eliot School

Cut, carve and sand an elegant spoon. Beginners will make a basic version; intermediate students may try more sculptural versions. Use the band saw to establish a spoon blank, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish.

Saturday & Sunday, August 12 & 13, 9-3

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Jun
17
to Jun 24

Woodland Spoon Carving @ The Eliot School

Make a spoon from pruned or fallen branches. Learn how to split logs and carve a spoon blank with a carving axe. Shape your spoon with carving knives and hollow out the bowl with hook knives. Leave with a hand-carved spoon and the ability to craft a spoon out in the wilderness.

2 Saturdays: June 17 & June 24, 9-3

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Apr
23
to Apr 30

Wooden Spoons @ The Eliot School

Cut, carve and sand an elegant spoon. Beginners will make a basic version; intermediate students may try more sculptural versions. Use the band saw to establish a spoon blank, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 10-3 & Sunday, April 30, 2017 10-3

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Feb
22
to Mar 1

Wooden Spoons @ The Eliot School

Cut, carve and sand an elegant spoon. Beginners will make a basic version; intermediate students may try more sculptural versions. Use the band saw to establish a spoon blank, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:30-2:30 & Wednesday March 1, 2017 9:30-2:30

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Dec
2
to Dec 9

Wooden Spoons @ The Eliot School

Cut, carve and sand an elegant spoon. Beginners will make a basic version; intermediate students may try more sculptural versions. Use the band saw to establish a spoon blank, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish.

Friday, December 2, 2016 12:30-5:30 & Friday, December 9, 2016 12:30-5:30

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Oct
5
to Oct 6

Boston Made & Friends Market

BOSTON MADE presents
BOSTON MADE & FRIENDS POP-UP
at the Boston Design Center's Annual Design Market
sponsored by Jamestown

Event Details:
October 5-6, 11a-4p
Boston Design Center
First Floor, Suite 142, across from Waterworks

Located on the first floor across from Waterworks, Boston Made & Friends Pop-up will take place from 11a-4p and will include a special group of New England lifestyle and home goods makers and designers. 

Products include kitchen wares: handmade knives, ceramics, table linens and hand-carved spoons; home-decor: hand-died throw pillows, cloth goods, contemporary quilts and florals; gifts and lifestyle goods. 

Boston Made & Friends Pop-up is open to all attendees of the Design Market to shop during the two-day event. The pop-up has access from both the Design Center and Drydock Avenue and is open to wholesalers, the community, and general public.

Join the event page here!

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Sep
17
to Sep 18

Jamaica Plain Open Studios

Come see my work at the Eliot School during Jamaica Plain Open Studios. I will be showcasing alongside 21 other Eliot School faculty members. Join us for local shopping, artist demos, children's activities, live music and more.

Saturday & Sunday September 17 & 18 from 11am-6pm. 

More information can be found here

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Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Wooden Cheese Board @ The Eliot School

Design and make an elegant board for cutting an serving cheese. Cut shapes on the bandsaw, then use files, rasps and sandpaper to achieve the final form. Learn to use the router to create rounded edges. After a final sanding, boards will be finished with an oil and beeswax mixture.

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*This workshop is a part of a weeklong Artisan’s Table at the Eliot School!
Turn and carve tools to create handmade pasta, and tableware, utensils and bowls with which to serve it. All workshop participants may join together at week's end to share a meal and reflections on food. Sign up for one or more workshops, August 27–September 2, 2016.

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Aug
30
to Aug 31

Wooden Spoons @ The Eliot School

Cut, carve and sand an elegant spoon. Beginners will make a basic version; intermediate students may try more sculptural versions. Use the band saw to establish a spoon blank, then carve handle and bowl. End with a non-toxic oil finish.

Tuesday, August 30 8:30-1:30 & Wednesday August 31 8:30-1:30

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*This workshop is a part of a weeklong Artisan’s Table at the Eliot School!
Turn and carve tools to create handmade pasta, and tableware, utensils and bowls with which to serve it. All workshop participants may join together at week's end to share a meal and reflections on food. Sign up for one or more workshops, August 27–September 2, 2016.

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