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[Workshop] [Calgary] Foldforming


Alberta College of Art and Design
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

July 2-5

This workshop delivers the whole system of hundreds of folds in four
days. You will learn to make folds in each of the main categories.
Forms are derived from the natural plasticity and ductility of the
metal. Shaping is extremely efficient and rapid - many forms are
complete in three to seven minutes. Tools are simple: fingers,
hammer, anvil and mill. Complex relief forms are made from sheets of
metal often in one annealing. Forms made with this method resemble
chased constructed and soldered forms and can be made with most
metals, including steel. Calgary is an hour’s drive from Banff, in
the Rocky Mountains. Come for the class and stay for the Nature! Note
that this is carefully planned so that Friday the 6th is the Stampede
Parade (3,500 horses! Bands! Floats!), the 100th celebration of the
Calgary Stampede, Calgary’s 10 day blowout party. Think cowboy Mardi
Gras. Totally worth coming for - in addition to the most thorough
forldforming workshop offered this year.

To Register contact: ACAD Extended Studies:
Alberta College of Art & Design
1407 - 14th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3
Telephone: (403) 284-7640 (M-Th, 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM; F-Sat, 8:30 AM -
4:00 PM) MST (ask for housing
Fax: (403) 284-7603

Charles Lewton-Brain