BAMBOO & WOOD FURNITURE WORKSHOP
This workshop focuses on small scale furniture making from bamboo and wood
combination for example chairs, table s, shelves, etc…
Bamboo grows all around the world and is abundant across Southeast Asia. It is the
most sustainable material in the world; also it is affordable, easy to work with and has
a very low carbon footprint. It is known to be a material of the people and can be used
for basic self-construction projects or multi-storied structures with high engineering
Over the years the Auroville Bamboo Centre has aimed at teaching participants how
to become experts at working with Bamboo. We offer basic trainings for beginners and
offer advanced courses for professionals and enthusiasts working with Bamboo.
Students have built bridges, storerooms, showrooms, workshops, houses, public
toilets, domes and many fanciful structures using a variety of techniques which
integrate bamboo, steel, jute, lime, and earth as their primary components.
At Bamboo Centre you have an opportunity to work and live in a completely Bamboo
styled community, to give you a thorough experience of Bamboo Lifestyle.
BENEFITS & WHO IS THIS FOR?
Students will receive knowledge and skills as well as awareness of and practice in
utilizing technologies that use bamboo, possibly in combination with other materials,
and that help to conserve the environment.To become expert craftsman, confident in
manifesting your design and ideas using bamboo as a material.
This workshop is for designing students in particular, but also for anyone who would
like to know more about bamboo furniture and to try it in practice. Students,
Professionals, Artists, Architects, Designers of all fields and Hobbyist are invited. No
previous experience required.
The Bamboo and Wood Furniture workshop will take place over 4 days, covering full
day intensive sessions offered daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Topics to be covered include:
- Learning how to use bamboo as a material.
- Learning the Tools and Techniques.
- Interacting with Technicians and Faculties for Problem Solving.
- Learning to work and design with Bamboo.
- Complete Hands –On Experience.
- Learn and work with people all over the world.
- Learn site work set up
- Learn critical theory about Bamboo and its Uses
- Learn Cutting and joineries
- Learn Spliting
- Learn Bending and Straightening
Breaks; Same Schedule Every day of Workshop
10:30 – 10: 45 Tea Break
12:30 – 01:30 Lunch Break
03:30 – 03:45 Tea Break
Things to bring for the workshop, (Optional)
• Loose and comfortable clothes for Site Work;
• Air Mask;
• Ear plugs;
• A Cap;
• Eye Protective Goggles;
• A Book and a Pen
Programme Rate: 9700 Rs. * Includes:
• Vegetarian meals for 4 days
• Refreshments twice a day
• Certificate of attendance
• Workshop, Trainings & Materials
1. Terms: 50% deposit of workshop fee required on booking with balance
payable prior to commencement of workshop.
2. Cancellation: Up to 2 weeks before workshop commencement we retain 25%
of total fee due.
From 2 days to workshop commencement we retain the 50% total fee.
3. Notes: All booking communication is completed in writing by email.
Auroville has a strict no alcohol or drugs policy. Anyone disregarding these
rules will be requested to leave the community immediately and no refunds
4. Accommodations: Various accommodation available in Auroville
5. Transportation within Auroville will be by bicycle, which is included in the
programme rate. (Motorbikes can be rented at an extra cost)