Socrates Sculpture Park

Workshops: Adults

2013 Design/Build Workshop Details

Design/Build Workshops
Sponsored by Build It Green! NYC
Select Sundays throughout May & June • 2 PM - 4 PM

Learn skills to combine art, engineering, design, and construction during these workshops for adults, held in the Park’s outdoor studio. Join instructor Luz Flemming as he guides you to create simple yet well-crafted furnishings to take home. Many of the projects are derived directly from Italian designer Enzo Mari’s Autoprogettazione DIY furniture designs, featured in Socrates spring exhibition do it (outside)

Fee:  A small materials fee ($20) is required. Discounts available if you register for more than one workshop.
Registration:  Space is limited and registration will be on a first come, first served basis.  To register, please visit:

2013 Design/Build Workshop Schedule

May 19: Bench, designed by Enzo Mari -- REGISTRATION FULL
Learn to use reclaimed materials to build a bench for your living room or yard, while using basic techniques for structure and aesthetic.

May 26: Lamp
Use household items to design and make an area lamp, with an emphasis on the use of commonly discarded items.

June 2: Coffee Table, designed by Enzo Mari
Make your own coffee table using existing materials and supplies, while learning how to give the table your own personal finishing touches.

June 9: Frame
Build a frame for your favorite photograph, painting, or text, and then bring the frame to life with decoration of your design. Participants are encouraged to bring items to adorn their frames.

June 16 & 23: Chair, designed by Enzo Mari  -- REGISTRATION FULL
This workshop will focus on the construction of an indoor/outdoor chair. Being one of the more advanced designs of the summer, this workshop will span two Sundays and will challenge the participants to build a structure that will be both strong and beautiful.

June 30: Pillow
Take reclaimed materials to design and create a pillow for your couch, chair, pet, or footstool. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own reclaimed materials, whether it be used jeans, shirts, jackets, or dresses with cool patterns.