Experimental Lighting: form & volume – W0610-18

Date: Jul 09 - 13, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Russell Baldon & Andy Buck

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Join us in an exploration of innovative lighting as we integrate form, shadow and light in a week-long workshop that takes a close look at new perspectives. We wander between the realms of art, design, craft and industry, and use multiple means to construct hollow biomorphic forms to hold light. We experiment with materials including veneer, bamboo and paper and examine the integration of LED and incandescent options for illumination and lighting.

Media & Techniques:

Participants use both machine and hand tools in the construction of lighting components. Construction techniques include lamination, weaving, fastening, tying and other direct methods to create innovative shapes and form.


We participate in daily individual and group discussions, lectures, design reviews, slide presentations, technical demonstrations, problem solving and individual work time. Participants work closely with the instructors to create their own original illuminated forms.


Russell Baldon is the program chair of the Furniture Department at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He graduated from San Diego State University with an M.F.A. in furniture. RussellÍs work outside of teaching focuses on how everyday objects communicate through the non-verbal language of design.


Andy Buck is a furniture maker, sculptor and educator. A professor and program chair for the furniture design program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, he has taught and given workshops at OCAC, Haystack, Penland and Anderson Ranch. Andy’s work has been in exhibitions at the Museum of Art & Design, New York, the Museum of Applied Art, Frankfurt, and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston.

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