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Jam Session: a free-for-all bonanza
07/20/09 - 07/24/09 
Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass Village


Instructors: Andy Buck & Michael Hosaluk 

Tuition: $715     ARAC Actual Cost: $915     Studio Fee: $100

Code: W0818

Enrollment Limit 18

Concept: Michael Hosaluk, pioneer of the Emma Lake International Collaboration, and friend Andy Buck will engage participants in a three-dimensional jam session, bringing together the wood shop and turning studios. Participants can expect an open and sharing environment with no defined project, no hard and fast rules. Instead, the class is collaborative. Everyone is both student and teacher, including the workshop leaders; expect an open format where exchange occurs. This will be an investigation of personal expression in object making and will encourage participants to share, create and develop ideas through engaging with the material. Furniture/woodturning skills will not be necessary since we will be inventing and devising alternate/new methods of construction. Having fun and developing new ideas will be the focus of this one-week extravaganza.

Media & Techniques: Wood and found objects. Traditional and non-traditional woodworking and woodturning techniques; finishing techniques.

Activities: Free form creating through exploration in wood as a material and process-driven exploration of individual ideas.

Skill level: Open to All – Any skill/knowledge level.

Faculty: Andy Buck is an artist/craftsman who lives and works in upstate New York. A graduate of RISD (MFA, 1993) and VirginiaCommonwealth University (BA, 1987), his work brings together traditional craftsmanship, investigations in form and richly painted surfaces. An active maker for more than 15 years, Buck has presented his work in over 100 exhibitions in galleries and museums around the country and abroad. He’s taught classes around the country including Anderson Ranch, Haystack Mountain School, Penland School, Peter’s Valley, and Oregon of Art & Craft. He is currently an associate professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Michael Hosaluk is a founding member of the American Association of Woodturners, the Furniture Society and the Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild. His 2002 book, Scratching the Surface (Guild Publications), explores contemporary wood design. He lectures and exhibits his work internationally.



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5263 Owl Creek Rd
Snowmass Village
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