Objects & Built Structures – S1212-17

Date: Aug 21 - 25, 2017

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Juan Angel Chavez

Tuition: $925
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45


Cater to your eclectic side, and craft an entirely unique work of art by combining various materials that lend themselves to creative interpretation. Students create inspirational forms using hybrid techniques as well as various aids and fastening applications. With references that range from Picasso to Rauschenburg, we explore and discuss the potential of using unconventional methods of fabrication to create compelling works of art. Push the boundaries of composition and formal qualities in this dynamic workshop.

Media & Techniques:

Students explore the conceptualization and development of projects including ideation, sketching, design basics and material selection. We work in a variety of unconventional and industrial materials. In addition, students learn how to design, construct and work with different kinds of fastening aids.


Most days include a slide lecture that covers the history and theory of building form, and demonstrations of metalworking tools, wood working processes and techniques. Students have ample studio time for the fabrication of individual projects.


Juan Angel Chavez is a Mexican-born artist, known for large interactive installations and assemblages made of found materials, light and sound. His work has been exhibited in national and international venues, and he has been recognized with various prestigious artist awards including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award, Artadia award and The Joan Mitchell Foundation award.

Juan Angel Chavez, Hard Bark

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