DAY 1 – Friday, January 24th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Introduction to Mycelium; natural properties, current research & methods for working with the material. Using natural fibers and structural elements make a small sculpture scaffold.
DAY 2 – Friday, January 31st, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Decontamination & inoculating the sculpture scaffold with Mycelium.
DAY 3 – Mid to End of February (TBC)
A short session to view / cure & collect fully-grown pieces.
This is a two-part introductory workshop exploring the use of mycelium in bioart & design (+ an optional short wrap up later in February).
Mycelium, the fibrous vegetative part of mushrooms, is known as a natural decomposer in the soil, digesting all kinds of organic material (vegetal or animal) and spreading nutrients across lands. More recently, mycelium has been used as a natural glue to build furniture, art pieces and even small buildings! Using a custom blend of organic matter and mushroom mycelium, participants will be invited to design & grow their own mycosculpture!
* This workshop is now FULL.