We believe that ideas that spread are the ideas that succeed. We share our knowledge and experience in building with bamboo and other natural materials as part of these hands-on construction workshops. They also provide us opportunity to me like minded people and explore different possibilities.
Most of our workshops include a small component of theory but is mainly focussed on getting hands-on and making things. We run a range of regular and invited workshops and are always open to new ideas. Below are some of the workshops that we run regularly.
Skill development workshops
Our skill development workshops are focussed on developing specific skills in working with bamboo. You can do them in any particular order although some are more advanced and others require familiarity with the material.
Introduction to bamboo
Designing with bamboo
Bamboo joinery and connections
Connecting bamboo is one of the most challenging and fun part of building with bamboo. There are various ways to connect two pieces of bamboo, but which one to use and why? Learn about various bamboo connection techniques and get hands-on making each type of connection and refine your skills over the period of the course.
Building with bamboo strips
Flexible nature of bamboo allows it to be bent and create forms not possible with straight bamboo poles. As part of this workshop you will bend bamboo poles and bamboo strips using heat bending and steam bending techniques. You can also use this technique to straighten curved bamboo poles.
Bamboo harvesting and treatment
Project based workshops
Our project based workshops are focussed on building a specific structure, furniture or object. Some of these can be group work where you will build a one structure in a group, while others include making an object that you can take home.
Beginners bamboo construction workshop
Interested in building entire structures from the start? As part of the workshop you will learn some theory including, different types of bamboo species, various ways to treat bamboo, how you can use it to make various things and spend the weekend building an entire structure.
Advanced bamboo construction workshop
Interested in levelling up your construction skills and constructing an entire building? As part of this workshop you will be constructing a small building like a one room cabin. This workshop is perfect for people who have some experience in building with bamboo and want to expand their skills by constructing a full sized building.
Dynamic geometry with bamboo
Want to learn about creating dynamic geometry using straight bamboo poles? In this workshop you will learn how to create hypebolic parabolids and/or hyperbolic cyclinder. This workshop is suitable for children, youths as well as adults and provides a good understanding about possibilities of using bamboo.
Bamboo bike making workshop
Bamboo furniture making workshop
Want to build something small for your home? Why not make a bamboo reclining chair or table for yourself as part of this hands-on workshop. You will learn about bamboo suitable for furniture and joinery details why making your own unique piece of furniture to take home.