This program is now meeting fully in-person instead of hybrid. Contact the faculty with any questions.
This introductory woodworking studio class will focus on making small tables. Work surface pieces like tables are a principle woodworking and furniture design form, along with seating pieces and container pieces. Tables challenge the woodworker to think about questions of function, scale, structure, and strength. In this class, students will learn to make a small table, using lapped, mortise-and-tenon, and other joints. They will experience how simple parameters can inspire creative solutions, working within size, material, and joinery constraints appropriate to the time and tools we have available. They will address structure and scale, as well as joinery, ornament, and finish, and the relationship of the table to what it is designed to carry. They will gain experience working safely and effectively with basic woodworking hand and power tools, and acquire a deeper understanding of how mind, hand, and tools work together to shape expressive and functional forms. We will give careful attention to sustainable wood sources and to approaches to wooden containers in diverse cultural contexts.
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Visual arts and furniture design
$130 for woodworking supplies and studio fee