STORE Store brings together artists, architects, and designers and engages them for the greater good of the community. Its goal, is to address the social imbalance within art, design and architecture education by getting more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into applied creative courses. Running workshops in schools and public spaces across London, as well as summer schools in cities like Athens and Warsaw, STORE Store offers a taste of what creative practice can offer to those who might not otherwise have considered taking up such a path. Over the opening weekend store will be running 4 workshops that are free for all and suitable for adults and kids alike.
STORE Store can be found in the main yard next to Universal Works and hem and then on Lower Stable Street from January.
Inflatable Making – 10-6pm, 3rd November
This workshop will be exploring inflatable making, taking you through the steps of forming a 3d model on the computer, turning it into a net, scaling that net up on a physical grid, pattern cutting and finally welding the material together before inflating the final structure at the end of the day.
Make your own softie! – 11-7pm, 3rd November
You and the kids will be taken through the process of fabric casting through small experiments with unconventional forms. During the workshop you will make your own softies! The process will include drawing your chosen shape onto the pre-prepared fabric, sewing hanging the fabric formworks from pre-prepared supporting stands, and plaster casting.
Make your own bicycle seat – 10-6pm, 4th Nov
Learn about the craft of traditional saddlery how to re-appropriates these techniques to create your own bicycle saddle.
Crows Clad Chalet Workshop – 11-7pm, 4th Nov
Design and make bespoke tiles with your favourite photos to clad a wooden chalet structure. You will be taken through the process of scaling up snaps taken with your phone up to shingle-size, and through the course of a day the structure is clad with crowd-sourced digital memories.
Lower Stable Street is the new home for pop-up and experimental stores that celebrate music, fashion, beauty, arts and culture, all curated by Kiosk N1C magazine. NTS Radio celebrates the opening of Lower Stable Street on 3rd Nov with an in-store party and live broadcast from Honest Jon’s new record shop.