At the beginning of term we went to the school to introduce the project to the young people
Student Emma set the young people a challenge to make achair that would take their weight out of paper to demonstrate how strong some materials are and to teach about weight bearing.Some used some of their time to design it on paper first
and some just got stuck in….
On the first visit to Boot Up! they revisited their paper chairs and looked at designs
They were given lots of resources to experiment with ….
The brief was to make some funky seating to use outdoors around the fire pit using sustainable and recycled materials
Designing patterns inspired by the Boot Up! Garden to use on the furniture
After a forage into the woods to gather branches for whittling and shaping the chair legs we set to carving out our shapes for printing the designs
after a trip to the scrap store we came back with lots of brilliant resources including some plastic tubes that we can use for the arms and backs
Using the tools at the Design Centre we cut the tubes in half and sprayed them with plasticote paint