Japanese Joinery-Project A
Fascinated by the refined craftsmanship of Japanese joinery? This course is led by a traditionally trained Japanese craftsman and provides beginners with a hands-on introduction to Japanese joinery. Each session will involve both theory and practice preparing different Japanese joints.
Ikebana: Traditional and Contemporary Japanese Aesthetic Practices
You will explore the world of Japanese aesthetics through theory and practical exercises. The first lessons focus on Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging. Later lessons involve group work, analysing a variety of Japanese aesthetic expressions - food, gardens, architecture and kimono.
Develop your furniture designs from concept sketch to producing full documentation. Your design will be realised either by building a scale model or a 1.1 prototype. You will use SketchUp to produce 3D views and a combination of model making materials to produce a physical model.