Huge opportunity to participate in a workshop led by renowned miniaturist Michael Yurkovic. For two days in October, Michael will be teaching students how to make a working aluminum folding chair.
Sign up quickly as there are only 12 seats available. Cost is $195 per student. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Michael Yurkovic is a famous miniaturist, voted in as an artisan member of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans. He works in miniatures under the brand Atomic Miniature. He is dedicated to producing museum quality mid-century modern furnishings and accessories in 1:12 scale. He makes reproductions and original designs, crafted one at a time, in limited editions.
His choice of working in mid 20th century means that there are few elements to portray (think Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen furniture designs) but they must all be done with precision. His work embodies a focus on simplicity and intuition.
Michael received his formal training in industrial design at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Ford Motor Company recognized his automotive design skills with a scholarship in his senior year. Michael now does custom builds of specific cars for clients around the world.
See Michael’s website www.atomicminiature.com for his current offerings.
The workshop takes place Saturday and Sunday October 19 and 20, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Students will create a 1/12th scale aluminum folding chair, made of aluminum tubing, that actually folds like the real thing, using no power tools to form the chair parts.