Last weekend saw the first in a series of Saturday Club workshops run for school children by staff and students of the School of Architecture and Design.
These four workshops form part of the university’s Widening Participation scheme that gives students from a wide range of backgrounds the knowledge, skills and experience they need to help support them into university. Saturday Club students worked in our workshop to gain some experience of materials and techniques that form part of our own students’ studies. Using bees waxed fabric and sand they made formers and moulds from objects and building elements. They then cast into them with plaster to produce their individual forms.
Students also had a chance to explore issues surrounding sustainabilty in design by making their own beeswax wrap as an alternative to cling film.