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Out of a Tree:

« Cut down a tree, what a sacrilege ?! »

Out of a Tree: Emergence - Campus Mana
Out of a Tree: Emergence - Campus Mana
The founding program of Campus Ma.Na, « Out Of A Tree : Emergence » goes hand in hand with the launch of the Campus, embodying everything that the Campus wants to achieve. On this occasion, the designers and founders propose to work on a local tree for one week. In alinement with secular traditions that detect in a stone, a lightning bolt or a watercourse, the presence of mystical spirits, the participants will be collectively and in a founding gesture raising the very first creation of Campus Ma.Na. The session will end with a participative ceremony, sonorous and visual.
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Designer : Gérald Perrin (Perron & Frères)
Artisan : Mayeul Reignault (Perron & Frères)
Théoricien(ne) : TBA

Content and forms of teaching

Ma.Na’s innovative teaching is based on the contributions of renowned designers/architects, craftsmen specialized in their discipline and theoreticians who shed light on, and put into perspective, the creative journey of the training. This triptych, enriched with many other experiences on campus, guarantees participants a complete training combining conceptual contributions and technical learning.

Ma.Na's team accompanies the participant through a range of complementary activities:

  • A time of reflection and research to document the subject
  • Hours of work in the workshops as well as on the field
  • Various highlights: conferences, visits, masterclasses
  • Individual and collective scenarios
  • Conversations and advices from tutors and speakers.

Typical day and week schedule

General learning objectives

The program is designed to support the participant on four levels : creation, technical learning, defining a professional project and collective work.

  • The mastery of knowledge and techniques related to woodworking
  • The ability to develop and present your work, your practice, your ideas
  • The ability to research a subject
  • The ability to work collectively

Training tools / materials

  • Access to references, preparation documents, recommended readings, filmography, etc. before the program starts.
  • Tree cutting and explanation of the different approaches.
  • Technical learning via your own selection of hand, stationary and power tools. Includes : an introduction to the history of these tools, explanations for good maintenance and training on how to use them.
  • Set-up of your own « technical passeport » combining evaluations and upgrades of tools & assembling techniques, particularly through fundamental exercises.
  • Follow-up on your work at Ma.Na, daily meetings, intermediate rendering and collective presentation in the end of the training.
  • Individual meeting on your current practice, based on the portfolio, allowing to reinforce, correct or orientate different questions.
  • The work can be individual, in a small group or collective.

Assessment methods

  • Production of an object or family of objects / one or more pieces
  • Documented and well-argued final project
  • Collective restitution before a jury
    • Weighting criteria for evaluation : 30% training tutor / 30% craftsman / 30% peers / 10% self-assessment
    • Using a learning assessment grid
  • The acquisition of knowledge and experience during training, the progress of work and the final rendering are taken into account training validated by a Ma.Na certificate.

Admission criteria / prerequisites

Self-taught or graduate of the discipline - the experience is assessed during the admission process.

Selection/admission process:
Step 1: sending a portfolio
Step 2: motivation interview/ more precise presentation of the project/artistic practice of the learner
Step 3: validation of the application by the admission board, which ensures that the profile and the requirements of the training match.

Program details

Material(s): Wood
Domain: Product design
Duration: 2 weeks
Language: French & English

Price: 2000 € inc VAT

Includes tuition fees & full board

Dates : Upcoming Sessions
From 06/03/2023 to 11/03/2023
From 24/04/2023 to 29/04/2023

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