Hot Rod Enthusiast Michael Cooper Is CCA's 2009 Wornick Distinguished Visiting Professors in Wood Arts

Michael Cooper and his hot rodView slideshow 

Internationally known sculptor, machinist, and hot rod enthusiast, Michael Cooper came to teach how synthesis, rule breaking, and planning without a plan can be a truly liberating experience. Students were lead through a vast series of technical demonstrations and told to create parts/experiments and let the materials guide them through the building process. This approach was a radical departure from the standard design procedure that we train students to use and one that was liberating, exciting, and productive.

The final projects were to combine three materials and use the “no plan plan” in order to establish their final form.

View the slideshow for photographic evidence of the process and final outcomes.