第三次重返蘭嶼,我們與來自屏東的木工老師廖俊彥 (與木.生活.家)一同帶來佳欣冬至饗宴!
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這次工作坊是我們第一次必需自行準備木作材料,光是為了搞懂木材種類和專有名詞就耗費了好幾週的時間,整個準備過程對我們而言也成為一堂另類的學習課程。

根據上回在蘭嶼所收到的意見回饋,我們了解到當地婦女對木工學習特別感到興趣; 因此我們希望讓她們為自己的藝術作品製作木框,以創造更大的能量與影響力。很幸運地,我們在活動表定日期的數周前與木工老師取得聯繫並與他一起一點一滴將這場特別的工作坊規畫成形。同時,還一面不斷祈禱著重達200公斤的木材原料能如期運抵島上。

工作坊的30個名額很快便報名額滿,我們也在課程的前一天長途跋涉抵達蘭嶼,進行材料清點的工作。晚上落腳旅社後我們便拿出從台灣帶來的新鮮蔬果食材 – 由於蘭嶼用餐費用偏高加上淡季期間島上餐廳多數休業,我們於工作坊以外的時間也為參與工作的大朋友們料理準備蔬食餐點。臺灣嚮光協會是臺灣第一個希望透過富含創意的課程以達致充權,並且藉由內容豐富的活動以推廣蔬食餐飲的非營利機構。

課程當天我們比預計時間稍晚開始活動,但所有人都迫不及待想向老師學習描繪草圖及測量等基礎木工技巧。每個學員可以從三種木框中選擇一種學習製作。最後,經過慢長耗時的鋸切及打磨作業,即便已經超過表定課程時間,大多數人仍選擇耐心留下,親自完成一個個無比美麗的木框。所有付出的汗水和淚水都在此刻獲得回報!看見大家在工作坊後立刻將木框佈置在家中或市場攤販上更令人感到欣慰!

午休餐點我們供應了新鮮水果和由贊助夥伴提供的椰香RUNIVORE奇亞籽布丁。大多數學員都是第一次品嚐奇亞籽布丁也都立刻愛上它的味道 – 我們於是承諾四月時會再帶著布丁回到島上。

這次工作坊是我們第一次使用新的黑板漆面木作名牌,希望透過使用可反覆利用的木作名牌可以減少材料浪費。還有許多可以改進的地方,我們也會持續努力。

老師 Teacher廖俊彥 (與木.生活.家)
攝影師 PhotographerHaichen Hsu
大朋友 Big FriendsJoanna Chou,Haichen Hsu
廚師 Chef:Haichen HsuJoanna Chou
贊助者 Sponsors: 台東縣政府, 佳欣 Jia-Xin, Rachel Huang 黃子娟, Hiro Liao, 廖國宏
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特別感謝 Special Thanks: 佳欣, Jia-Xin, RUNIVORE
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Our third return to Orchid Island, partnering with our woodcraft teacher Liao ChunIan (與木.生活.家)  from PingTung to kick off Jia-Xin’s Toys for Taiwan!

This was one of the first woodcraft workshops where we had to be responsible for supplying the materials, a lesson in itself as we spent weeks trying to grasp the terminology and differences between types of wood.

We take feedback and learned during our last trip to Lanyu the women signaled an interest in woodwork; and we also hoped that they could create frames for their own art which would be so much more empowering. Fortunately we had a craftsman contact us and in the weeks leading up to the date, worked to piece together this special workshop. We had to ship almost 200KG worth of wood and materials to the island in advance, crossing our fingers

The 30 spots available for signup quickly filled up and after a long travel day, we arrived at Lanyu to make sure all the materials we sent arrived. We settled down at night unpacking the fresh fruits and plant-based foodstuffs we had brought – Bright Side Projects is Taiwan’s first non profit association to concurrently promote empowerment through creation and plantbased foods through content rich activities. With most restaurants closed during low season in addition to the high cost of meals on Lanyu, we cook and provide plant-based meals for our Big Friends in addition our workshops.

That morning we got off to a later start than anticipated but everyone was very eager to listen and learn the fundamentals of woodcraft starting off with sketching and measuring. They could select one of three types of wooden frames to make. By the end, with all the sawing and sanding, most went past the time limit and stayed well ‘after class’ but completed frames that were amazing. For all the sweat and tears, it was completely worthwhile! It was also a treat to see people using the frames immediately after the workshop in their homes or market stalls!

Lunch break consisted of fresh fruits and coconut chia pudding sponsored by our good friends RUNIVORE. Many have never had coconut chia pudding before and became fans of the treat – something we’ll be sure to bring back our next trip in April.

This workshop was our first time to utilize our blackboard paint wooden name tags in an effort to cut down on the waste of sticker labels. There is room for improvement but we look forward to the challenge.