OH OK Workshop for MIF

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Plant, Redfern Building, Sadlers Yard, NOMA, M60 0AF

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A special workshop with OH OK Ltd, a public fabrication workshop and design agency who believe in participatory placemaking. Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Art students have designed a range of chairs, tables and artefacts for MIF’s Festival Square and through each workshop these will be handmade by the participants. Only hand operated tools will be utilized in their production and no prior skills or knowledge are necessary. Skills learned may include:

how to recognise, select and understand the materials we're using

how to work as team to produce a product

How to work safely within a workshop

the importance of structural integrity in furniture and using that integrity to influence the design

operating simple hand tools, drill, router, saw, chisel, sander.

using an industrial sewing machine

finishing methods

applying a maker’s mark

an insight into space planning and how the furniture we build affects it

This is a workshop space and facility for people to help input on a material level into the ever-evolving neighbourhood of NOMA and beyond. An 18-month program will offer an array of activities, usually making ones, that will allow members of the public to engage with the conception, design and fabrication of small to large objects that will be used in projects on and off NOMA.

The workshop is fully accessible. Please do let us know in advance if you require any additional support.

Time: 10am - 4pm, with lunch break 12.30-1.00

Age: 18+

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Plant, Redfern Building, Sadlers Yard, NOMA, M60 0AF

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