Woodworking: Containers

Winter 2022
Olympia
Evening
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 16
4 Credits per quarter
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This course is a chance for new students to join in the art of woodworking at an introductory level, and is in part a continuation of the previous quarter’s introduction to surface design. Container design is one of three principal woodworking and furniture design forms, along with surface pieces and seating. Containers challenge the craftsperson to think about questions of purpose, scale, ornamentation, and structure, leading one to consider how the contents of a box or cabinet informs its design.

In this class, students will each make several small projects learning to be shapers of meaningful, beautiful, and useful things from wood and essential woodworking processes. Using simple parameters, students will explore creative solutions, working within size, material, and joinery constraints appropriate to the time and tools we have available.

Students will gain practical experience in measurement and layout, wood characteristics, and how to work safely and efficiently with basic woodworking hand and power tools, acquiring a deeper understanding of how mind, hand, and tool work together to shape expressive and functional forms. Careful attention will be given to sustainable concepts and wood sourcing to develop an appreciation for the effort, material and process required in the making of beautiful objects.

Registration

Winter 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (4): 20350

Academic details

Paths
Entry
Preparatory For

Visual arts and furniture design

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
16
Class Standing
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$130 for woodworking supplies and studio fee

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Evening
Schedule Evergreen link
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First Meeting

Art Annex 0109 - 3D Design
Location
Olympia