First, The Coffee Table
October 24 - 29, 2021
Mark Melonas · lukeworks.com
Workshop at a glance
Explore concrete mix design, mold making, placement, and finishing through the creation of a one-of-a-kind coffee table.
- Using concrete for design, placement, and finishing
- Learning techniques to make a coffee table
- Using other materials with concrete
- Found objects such as wood and steel
- Learning the intricacies of moldmaking
- Using concrete for design and functional pieces
- Building a coffee table
Mark Melonas is an artist designer and teacher who has been involved with artmaking, furniture-making, and the building crafts for over 25 years. Melonas operates LUKE WORKS in Baltimore, Maryland where they design and produce furniture, sinks and concrete objects. His specialty has become concrete and moldmaking.
In this workshop students will learn the intricacies of moldmaking, concrete mix design, concrete placement, and finishing. By making a coffee table you will explore form, color, texture and how to plan for these aspects throughout your process. High-performance concrete mix designs will be explored including GFRC, ECC, and more. Your projects will be contained to a 100-pound coffee table sized object to allow for experimentation and ease of handling. As a group you will make material samples to witness the effects of different techniques. Legs for the table can be found objects or fabricated of wood, steel, or other materials. Previous experience in concrete is not required. Open to all skill levels, however experience with shop tools and hand tools is helpful.
COURSE FEE: $675 · download the materials list
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