Check out my post on A Couple of Putts to see lots of photos and videos of my 9-hole course!
Thursday, May 28, 2015
After four months of design, planning and collaboration with architects, engineers, a construction company, fabricators, artists, Hub-Bub and the Spartanburg Community, I am very excited to officially announce my big project, Sparkle City Mini Putt! Mural painting and construction of this 9-hole, permanent, locally themed mini golf course that I designed begins next week and will be finished in July. Read about it in this article written by the Spartanburg Herald Journal. Stay tuned for lots of updates!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 11:26 AM
Thursday, April 16, 2015
On April 9th and 10th, I was invited to teach a CNC Router Woodblock Printmaking workshop at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. In just two days, we CNC routed 9" x 12" images out of MDF for 13 students. I had fun meeting everyone, troubleshooting the ZenBot and helping the students bring their intricate images to life. Thanks to Johanna Pass and the rest of the CMU crew for having me!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 9:33 AM
Monday, March 23, 2015
Back in February I was asked to create a trophy for a dog named Stout. Stout is a black lab and the unofficial mascot of R.J. Rocker's Brewing Company here in Spartanburg, SC and he is this year's recipient of the Love Where You Live Tourism Award. So I took an old gumball machine that needed some TLC and transformed it into a dog-treat dispensing trophy!
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 10:55 AM
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I just returned from my second trip to Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar in Doha for Tasmeem 3ajeeb! It was an amazing week filled with unique workshops and inspiring speakers from around the globe. Tom and I went as A Couple of Putts and led a 3 day workshop where we built a 10th mini golf hole to add to the course that we helped the students design last fall. We also gave a talk on our mini golf work.
The hole was inspired by a classic jump shot in combination with Doha's iconic Pearl. We came with a basic design and let the students customize it. We love the direction they took it! Here are some images of our process and the final hole.
|Original concept for the hole.|
|Test playing with amazing matching shoes!|
|The students sketching out ideas for the skyline.|
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 12:42 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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