Students have signed up for a two day workshop that will teach them basic woodworking skills for the purpose of creating an art instillation in the form of signage in the forest. The signage will help users of the forest interact with the environment in a new way.
Please take 30 seconds with each object and examine it for its texture, small, taste (if labelled).
It is super sharp but I don't think its pine
Now that you have examined your object please come up with a 6 word poem to share with the class. we will be introducing ourselves and our poems in 5 min. Don't overthink this:)
The plan for this art instillation is to create a sign using hand and power tools that educate the public about the forest. You will need to come up with sign that focuses attention on something in the forest. As a group we will work together to come up with a way to best showcase the forest. To help us learn about the forest ecology is my friend Midoli who is an Ecologist.
The teacher introduces herself and the traditional territory they are on then goes over first activity. Students meet at the educators workshop. They are each given an object from the forest upon entering the room. (There should be 10-15 people in the class but the image would look too crowded)
This area has been turned into a mud patch due to people straying from the path.
Hi I am Sara and my poem is "Tiny Trillium tucked under the trees"
Learners start to fill out a paper that has been divided into four quadrants. Section 1=Things I know, Section 2=Personal Experience, Section 3= I Wonder, and Section 4=things I've learnt (to be filled out as Midoli takes the group on a tour of the forest)
As discussed earlier you will be working with a bandsaw, dowel jig (so that the entire project is made of wood ), carving tools and wood burners.
example of wood burning: did you know...
You will have a selection of wood to choose from including: cedar, driftwood, maple...
Midoli focus the group on a problem this forest is having with people leaving the paths and trampling rehabilitation zones. She explains some of the vital functions of the plants within this location. Students engage in discussion prompted by the teacher.
Ideation Time: Students brainstorm over lunch and focus in on which species they would like to design their sign for. Once they have decided their species they will plan out what they would like their sign to look like. They will receive feedback from the group and revitalize their final idea.
The instructor will introduce the materials and the learners will draw their designs onto the wood. **Tomorrow they will be going over tool use, creating their projects, and installing them in the forest.