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The Totem Project - £180 + Free Open Day

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The Salisbury Centre

2 Salisbury Road

Edinburgh

EH16 5AB

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Create your own unique totemic object endowed with your personal meaning – using traditional handcrafting processes, and experiencing laser technology and 3D printing!


Take home your own personal totem and maker's kit for just £180.


*** FREE OPEN DAY: Saturday 13 January 2018, 10:00 - 19:00

See 3D Printer, Laser Cutter and Samples, and meet the Facilitator.

No need to book; just pop in anytime you like. ***


Who is it for?

Are you curious about design, materialisation, change and new technologies like 3D printing – alongside mysticism and the meaning and magic of objects? Then the Totem Project is for you! Just bring an open mind, a dauntless attitude, your own beautiful creativity, memories and aspirations.

Basic drawing skills to communicate your ideas will be useful. As will the willingness to participate in sometimes challenging processes.


Description

The Totem Project is a 3-dimensional activity-based approach to change. It was designed in response to the compounded impact of the environmental, socio-political and technological conditions that we are presently facing and the affect these have on our wellbeing. In addition to creating a totemic object, the project empowers you through an experience of positive response to change, and an acquaintance with the latest technologies.

You will engage in a series of smaller projects leading up to the creation of your personal totemic object. We will introduce you to certain handmaking processes and various materials, supported by 3D printing and laser technologies with the aim of achieving a high-quality outcome. You will explore a wide variety of exciting materials, like:

  • hard wood
  • plexiglass
  • glass mosaic tiles
  • wicker
  • gold leaf...

The materials ond processes most appropirate to yourself and the design and meaning of your unique totem will emerge through your engagement in the intial exercises. We will support you in completing a well-finished object within the allocated timeframe.*

Through your own very personal endeavour, you may invest your totemic object with significant meaning or power. The resultant artefact is yours to take home or to your workplace, and will remind you of your power to act on, adapt, embrace and to master change.


“Design wisdom is a much richer concept than problem solving, because it shifts one’s thoughts from focusing only on avoiding undesirable states, to focusing on intentional actions that lead to states of reality which are desirable and appropriate...”

- Harold G Nelson & Erik Stolterman, 2014


Dates

Wednesdays, 24 January 2018 - 29 March 2018, 18:00 - 21:00.

* Please note: There are 10 classes. We can only guarantee support in finishing your totem if you attend minimum 8 full classes. Please also expect a certain amount of homework.


Cost

The course costs £180. Please pay £50 now to secure your place. The balance of £130 is payable by cash or BACS by 17 January 2018. (Credit cards, cheques and Paypal are not accepted for the balance payment, sorry.)

Your course fee includes materials, as well as a complimentary take home kit consisting of:

  • A4 cutting mat
  • stanley snap-off blade knife
  • Maun safety rule
  • plastic tweezers
  • face mask
  • nitro gloves
  • ear plugs

Tea and coffee will be served.


Other requirements

Please bring your own:

  • laptop
  • pen
  • notepad


Contact

John Edwards

07553109678 / johnedwards@3dcreativeworkshops.co.uk


Facilitator

John Edwards is a jewellery designer with experience in interior product design and design education, having taught at three different universities.

John emphasises the importance of Design Thinking as a medium of change.

Having spent over 10 years researching 3D printing and 3D modelling software with a slant towards community development, John initially adapted these to support creative processes as part of a community empowerment research project. Choosing to use these technologies depends on how communities respond to them and how we design our futures. He sees correlations between the particular state of mind required for finding design solutions and some Eastern religions in respect to having an “empty mind”.

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