Unfortunately our event partner Solar Cinema hasn't been able to secure a space for February so the workshop is postponed for later in the year. Sign-up to our newsletter below to keep updated on new dates. 

Bamboo Deck Chair Making Workshop
Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford, VIC 
28-29 Jan 2017, 4-5 Feb 2017

Learn your way around the fine art of bamboo joinery and be taught how to build a true Aussie master piece, the deck chair. As part of the Solar Cinema we are endeavouring to make 100 deck chairs that you can take home with you. 

The workshop will include:
  • All the material required for the chair including bamboo, hemp canvas, nuts & bolts and glue. 
  • All the tools to make the chair. We would love if you have a cordless drill and can bring it with you to use. 
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits during the workshop. BYO lunch, or lovely meals available at Lentils as Anything.
We want each chair to reflect you, who you are, weird and whacky as you come. The frame of the deck chair will be made from local Australian bamboo and the seat from sustainable hemp canvas. There will be an opportunity during the workshop for you to pick up a paint brush and create a unique design on the seat.

The chair has a small adventure once it’s been constructed by you. It will be part of creating the space for Solar Cinema. Meaning your masterpiece will be utilised by a few lovely Melbournian bottoms during the event and will be returned to you once the festival is over.

By allowing us to use your chair, you’re automatically helping donate money to local groups doing great work, and we love that. Each lovely bum sitting on your chair has purchased a ticket between $15 to $20. Since all our ticket profits are donated back to a local grassroots organisation, over the week your chair will generate up to $140. And since you are being such a legend and lending us your chair for a week, we will treat you to a beer on us at Solar Cinema.

For more information email info@giantgrassdesign.com
This workshop is organised in collaboration with the Solar Cinema.

Cancellations and refunds:
We need minimum 20 participants for the workshop to progress. If required number is not achieved Giant Grass reserves the right to cancel workshop.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date Giant Grass will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date Giant Grass will retain 100% of your workshop fee.
Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
28-29 Jan 2017
4-5 Feb 2017

9:30am to 5:00pm

Munir Vahanvati
Mittul Vahanvati

Workshop cost: 
Regular - $219
(Early bird before 15 Dec 2016) - $199

Note: Numbers are limited per session. We recommend booking early if you are interested.