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Workshop

Objects in Narrative Play (July 12 – 242020) Haystack Moun­tain School of Crafts

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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 12020

General appli­ca­tion dead­line: April 12020

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