Understanding Concrete: Objects Cast in Reclaimed Material

  • 19 Feb 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Shop People, 416 SE Oak St, Portland 97214
  • 12


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Duration: 2 sessions, 2.5 - 3 hours each

Dates: Wed 19 Feb, 7:00 - 10:00 pm AND Tues Feb 25, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Concrete is often thought of when talking about architecture or urban space, but it really isn’t the first material that might pop into your mind when you think about domestic objects or jewelry. 

And yet, what this workshop offers is precisely this: you will design your own projects to be made of concrete, and to discover what textures and colors it can take.

One of the great characteristics of concrete is that it is so fine, it will take the texture, and, sometimes, even the color of any material you cast it in. This is a great opportunity to upcycle

packaging materials and turn them into moulds.

You are therefore asked to bring as many containers as possible - all we need is that they are waterproof. Juice bricks, plastic bottles, that’s all perfect.

This is a 2 session workshop. We will work on our models on the first day and, once concrete has dried, the final session will consist of releasing the pieces, polishing and coating them. Old clothes advised on both sessions.

Duration: 2 sessions, 3 hours each

Dates: Wed 19 Feb, 7:00 - 10:00 pm AND Tues Feb 25, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

                   Global Homestead Community Garage and Shop People    416 SE Oak St (Basement), Portland, Oregon 97214

503 477 7353  growing@globalhomestead.com

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