Two-week workshop led by Norman Teague. Workshop participants will use improv, intuitions, and narratives as modes for creating a body of designed objects using mediums such as wood, plaster, and found or valued objects.
Workshop participants will use improv, intuitions, and narratives as modes for creating a body of designed objects using mediums such as wood, plaster, and found or valued objects. Through the study of artists and international designers alike, including Chakaia Booker, Theaster Gates, and Alison Wade, we will consider how sculptural objects function, and facilitate content and conversation as it relates to personal stories. Bringing personally owned objects as well as visiting local thrift stores, lumber yards, and sustainable outlets we will scavenge, find, and plunder materials. Discussion and material gathering will be offset by studio demonstrations and construction methods. Sketches and small-scaled prototypes will lead up to the final presentations and “Hay Stack” exhibition. All levels welcome.
Norman Teague is a Chicago based designer and educator focused on projects and pedagogy that address the complexity of urbanism and the culture of communities. Specializing in custom furniture that delivers a personal touch to a specific user topped with unique aesthetic detail, Teague’s past projects have included consumer products, public sculpture, performances, and specially designed retail spaces. He also served as lead craftsman and co-founder of the Design Apprenticeship Program at the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator. His retail ventures have included partnerships with Leaders1354, The Silver Room, The Exchange Café, DNA STL, Solange Knowles’ Saint Heron, and Redmoon Theater. Teague received a BA in Product Design from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Plank22b.com @norm_design22b
Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2020
General application deadline: April 1, 2020