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Illuminated: Lighting Design and Craft

June 16 - 21, 2024

Justin Bailey  ·  jbaileydesign.com


Workshop Overview

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A WAITLIST FOR THE CLASS YOU MAY DO SO BELOW.

In this workshop, participants will explore the creation of lighting designs, lamps, and/or illuminated sculptural objects. Illumination, as an exciting and transfixing element, expands the relationship of objects to space, whether in domestic or gallery contexts. Lighting presents opportunities for surprise and delight. The course offers a platform to consider applications of lighting in craft, design, and studio art realms. Regarding lighting, the course will delve into the interplay of light and shadow, material translucency, the transformation of illuminated objects, and the relationship of light to space. Essential topics covered include basic wiring, color temperature measurement, and brightness adjustment in various contexts. Participants will explore the formation and manipulation of sheet-based materials such as paper, veneer, and fabric, along with diverse connecting and joining techniques to define shape and volume, facilitating both structure and diffusion. Open to all skill levels.

Techniques

  • Electrical Wiring
  • Scoring and Folding
  • Heat Forming Veneer
  • Stitching and Laminating

Materials

  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used

Outcomes

  • Explore variations on light diffusion and materials; Design and Fabricate a lamp or illuminated object.

COURSE FEE: $775

Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

 


Artist Bio

Justin Bailey (he/him) resides in Bloomington, Indiana, where he is an Assistant Professor of foundations at Indiana University Bloomington. He holds an MFA in 3D Design from the University of Iowa and a BFA in Sculpture from Webster University. Specializing in the design and fabrication of furniture, objects, and lighting, Justin focuses on the form, material, and utility of canonical design objects like seating, lighting, and vessels. His designs reflect a deep exploration of material pliability and gestural form, employing various processes including digital fabrication, woodworking, and metalworking. In 2023, Justin showcased a solo exhibition at Arrowmont’s Drown Gallery. He was a Furniture and Woodworking Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in 2022. His works have been featured in international design venues such as the SaloneSatellite in Milan, Italy; Greenhouse in Stockholm, Sweden; the London Design Festival; Toronto Design Week; and WantedDesign’s Launchpad in New York.

 

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