Artist Nicole Sweeney leads our upcoming workshop. She is an incredibly talented woodworker who builds gorgeous works of geometric art for the home. You may recognize her from the new show Making It on NBC! Most importantly, for this workshop, she is sharing how to build her art by manipulating geometric shapes into much larger pieces of work.
This workshop can be explored in so many ways... Geometric Pattern Play is derived from Nicole's detailed designs of triangular pieces modified into dozens of different patterns and styles. We are sending along paint, stain, and varnish to tailor your final piece. This creation, for example, may turn into a work of wall art, a gorgeous tray for the home, a candle trivet... and so many other ideas. In addition, we'll share mini videos on Instagram to show the many different creative options!
Our artist is from San Francisco, California. She works out of her home studio and creates commissioned art for homes and galleries around the world. Since filming Making It (a friendly match on NBC hosted by Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler), Nicole began her foundation. Nicole seeks to empower women through storytelling and photography called "Sawdust is Sexy." Above all, Nicole actively shares the message that doing what you LOVE (power tools and all) is what is most important. In short, be true to yourself and your art. Nicole's inspiration comes from a background in ballet and her bachelors in architecture. "I design with a greater sensitivity to human form so, I seek to dissolve the boundary between artists and those that interact with it."
This workshop includes:
a detailed, digital workshop by Nicole Sweeney
a month-end live Maker Chat Q&A to answer all of your wonderful questions in a community environment
The tools & materials included in this kit:
60 5" geometric wood triangles laser cut and ready for customizing into wonderful shapes
five custom maple wood base shapes designed by Nicole
paint & stain
sponge and hair brushes for application
a microfiber cloth
wood glue & permanent adhesive
We can’t wait to see how you are inspired to explore your creativity using this new technique! Be sure to share with us your process and your projects using #thecraftersbox, we’d love to see your work. Happy making.