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*Registration for this workshop closes September 23, 2022
Bandsaw boxes are fun and verstile projects that push the boundaries and constraints of typical box making. A perfect project for novices and experienced woodworkers alike, they are made from a single block of wood. Various forms and textures can be explored just by using the bandsaw and few other machines and hand tools.
In this one day workshop, participants will learn safe practices in the studio while creating their own unique box. During the morning session, participants will design, cut, and assemble the pieces for their box. The afternoon session will focus on sanding, texturing, paints, and finishes.
Tara Bellofatto is a Craft + Material Studies/Woodworking graduate of the University of the Arts. Her design style is eclectic, inspired by various artistic movements and pop culture references. Formerly a lecturer and studio technician at the university, she currently practices out of her home studio in Southern New Jersey.
Glen Foerd, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located on 18 acres at the confluence of the Poquessing Creek and Delaware River. It is the only remaining riverfront estate in Philadelphia open to the public. The estate was saved from demolition by a coalition of dedicated neighbors in the immediate community. They formed the non-profit Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation to manage and operate the estate, which is leased from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. Glen Foerd stewards an eclectic riverfront estate for the enjoyment and educational benefit of the community. Drawing from the estate’s architecture, art, material culture, and history – as well as its gardens and waterways – Glen Foerd provides inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and support Philadelphia’s natural and cultural ecosystems. The estate grounds are free to the public and open every day from dawn to dusk.
The Center for Art in Wood is a museum of contemporary art, craft, and design in the material of wood. The Center presents the work of emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad and offers thought-provoking exhibitions, a permanent collection of over 1,100 objects and works of art, publications and documentation, events and workshops, and a library with over 26,000 artist files, books, and documents that span the history of craft. The Center also brings artists and researchers from around the world to Philadelphia every year to attend its unique Windgate Artist Residency Program.
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Image: Eric Tanczos, Bandsaw Box