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September 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
One event on September 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
Friday Sept. 10, 5:30-7pm + Saturday Sept. 11, 10-11:30am
Pick-up or spiff-up your hand drilling skills with this two-session workshop all about the cordless drill. The cordless drill is a tool useful for building walls, hanging works of art in a gallery, installing a towel rack in your bathroom, and more. This workshop takes a deep dive into the mechanics of the cordless drill, wood screws, and other common fasteners, as well as practices for positioning our bodies to make drilling easy and comfortable.
The first day of the workshop will provide detailed instruction and practice with the tool. The second day focuses on the creation of an artwork using wood and fasteners. Participants will assemble their own drawing made of screws and fasteners with a display kit, complete with wall hanging hardware.
This workshop coincides with the building of an outdoor classroom structure in PS1’s art garden. Folks who take the workshop are invited to participate in a series of community work days for even more hands-on experience with drills and large scale framing construction led by Hannah Givler in the months of Sept-Oct.
All are welcome, but the workshop is limited to 10 participants. RSVP below to reserve your spot. A limited number of drills are available to borrow if you don’t have your own…yet!
The workshop will take place outside at 225-229 N. Gilbert.
Free for PS1 sustaining members; all others are encouraged to donate to support our outdoor classroom project.
Hannah Givler is an artist, educator, and fabricator living in Iowa City. For the last decade Hannah has taught workshops and classes in wood and metal shops including at the University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts, the ACRE Residency, the Washington Park Arts Incubator Design Apprenticeship Program (DAP), and at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History. She believes strongly in the capacity for shops and studios to be spaces of empowerment and is passionate about seeking and creating learning opportunities within them. Hannah is enthusiastic about ongoing collaboration with collectives such as Simparch, the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), and non-profits like the Bike Library, and Public Space One.
This project is funded in part by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of Arts Midwest made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and an anonymous donor.