316 Hamilton

Thursday, June 23, 2016

“Playtime in the Making”

10:15:00 AM -  11:15:00 AM

A presentation of Tommy Simpson’s artwork-in-progress “Playtime in the Making.” This art-installation speaks to the value of “play” in creativity and includes: furniture, textiles, laser/router work, as well as hand-carvings, writing, animation, original music, and documentary. Tommy’s presentation highlights his collaboration with an animator, musician, and videographer and includes sample videos, and animations from the […]

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Inspiration to Interpolation

11:30:00 AM -  12:15:00 PM

This presentation is about my twisted journey of happy accidents and fortuitous friendships that lead me from a traditional path in woodworking and furniture making to an expanded universe of digital design and computer navigated furniture manufacture. Mythos and absolutes, triumph and deficiency, procrastination and intestinal fortitude are a few of the descriptors of my […]

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Future of furniture from an educator’s perspective

01:30:00 PM -  02:45:00 PM

A presentation and discussion based on the vision and experience of furniture instructors in their development of a variety of furniture programs. Areas covered will be: alternative materials and techniques, new technologies and broadening the definition of “furniture”.

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Building Community around Craft: An exploration of three models for contemporary makers

03:00:00 PM -  03:50:00 PM

The directors of three collaborative workshops explore themes in craft, teaching, and community building. Join Offerman Wood Shop, Pier 9 at Autodesk, and Off the Saw for an engaging conversation on new models for making in the 21st century.

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Craft Show Marketing in 150 Square Feet

04:00:00 PM -  05:00:00 PM

There are many ways to sell one’s furniture and one of my favorites is the retail Craft Show. Join me as I discuss the do’s and don’ts of craft show marketing. From pre-show marketing and booth set ups through break down and show follow up, there is a lot of attention to detail to note.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Craft’s Digital Underlayment

04:00:00 PM -  05:00:00 PM

Craft’s Digital Underlayment will focus on the dynamics between handmade and digital processes of making in furniture design. The combination of digital and handmade techniques will address both the structural and soft system of furniture design. The talk will identify how the visual aesthetic and essence of the handmade is retained when merged with digital […]

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Collaboration in a Digital Age

02:45:00 PM -  05:00:00 PM

Collaboration in a digital age will present how Philadelphia based Staack Moore Woodworking has expanded the scope of their design and production. Examples of their collaborative work through automated processes and fine woodworking methods with other traditional crafts people will be presented.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

What’s the value of an ART degree?

01:30:00 PM -  02:45:00 PM

In times of tightening budgets and lower enrollments, Art and Design areas increasingly feel pressure to defend their worth to students, parents, and even their own institutions. A panel of faculty and students will explore the relevance of crafts education today and strategize on ways to define and articulate its unique value.

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Exploding My practice: Dividing a sculptural furniture practice into a sculpture and furniture practice

03:00:00 PM -  03:50:00 PM

In this artist presentation, Adam will focus on some highlights of both his personal and teaching work, emphasizing the divide between his furniture/function driven teaching practice, and his personal explorations of furniture and functional objects as conceptual fodder for sculpture and installation work. He will discuss his background in studio furniture, and how that has […]

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The Making of a Steinway Art Piano

04:00:00 PM -  05:00:00 PM

Steinway and Sons has commissioned an Art Piano on the theme of Mussorgsky’s composition, “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Follow Karen’s rewarding and magical collaboration with a portrait artist as they created whimsical piano legs. Imagine a 1000 pound grand piano standing precariously on three wooden huts perched on chicken legs.

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