Vivian Chiu was born in Los Angeles and emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of three. Her interests in the visual arts led her to attend the Rhode Island School of Design for a BFA of Furniture Design in 2011 and Columbia University where she received an MFA in Sculpture in 2019. She currently teaches in the Craft/Material Studies Program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vivian's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Aug 22 - 26, 2022
Build, craft, create and learn in this excellent introduction to woodworking with an emphasis on designing and constructing a small piece of furniture. This workshop explores how wood can be used as a medium for creative expression. Working with kiln-dried lumber, students become familiar with a wide variety of hand and power tools as well as heavy woodworking machinery. Techniques cover wood selection and preparation, traditional joinery, carving, shaping, and finishing. This course offers a nurturing and welcoming environment for students to grasp the basics, while still producing something functional.