Tensile Fabric Sails

July 16, 2022

Schedule: 9 am-4 pm Sat

Instructor: Aris Georges

Registration Deadline: July 4

Description

Learn the art of creating fabric sails based on the hyberbolic-paraboloid principle, a 3-D geometry that generates strong curves that soar in space! Instructor Aris Georges will demonstrate basic principles of shapes, simple knots and anchoring methods. The group will create an installation at Shake Rag Alley, with each participant on the team stretching a shape in space. Fabrics for the installation will be provided. Students can transfer the skills to home and garden projects of their own later, i.e., garden shades/sculptures or interior space decor.

Class size 13

Level Beginner and above

Student Supply List
Sunscreen, layers of clothing, water bottle for outdoor workshop.

  • Tuition $100

Instructor

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Aris Georges

Aris Georges founded OM Studio Design to further develop the principles of design he learned, practiced, and taught for nearly thirty years at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Aris Georges started studying architecture with an architect tutor during his teen years in Greece, while attending an American secondary preparatory school. At that time he worked in his tutor’s architectural studio practice while preparing for the university.…Read More

Aris Georges founded OM Studio Design to further develop the principles of design he learned, practiced, and taught for nearly thirty years at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

Aris Georges started studying architecture with an architect tutor during his teen years in Greece, while attending an American secondary preparatory school. At that time he worked in his tutor’s architectural studio practice while preparing for the university. He began his post-secondary studies at the University of Florence, Italy, Faculty of Architecture, and completed his Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture degrees at Taliesin, where he apprenticed under William Wesley Peters, chief architect of Taliesin Architects, and Wright’s first apprentice. Following graduation, Aris worked intermittently in the architectural office of P. Makridis + Associates in Thessaloniki, Greece, and as intern architect in the office of Taliesin Architects, participating in the design and construction administration of numerous residential, commercial, and institutional architectural projects. Concurrently, he taught design studios at Taliesin as member and chair of the core faculty, and served on design juries at architecture schools in the U.S. and Europe.

Aris works from his studio in Spring Green, collaborating with Lindal Cedar Homes to design custom homes utilizing the Lindal building kit. He enjoys making art (drawing and painting), as well as travel.

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Tensile Fabric Sails

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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