There are three principal furniture forms to master as a designer and woodworker: container forms, surface pieces, and seating. This woodworking studio course will focus on seating – stools, benches, and chairs, and the functional, structural, and aesthetic challenges they present, along with issues of human scale and comfort (ergonomics), and the metaphorical meanings of seating in diverse cultures. Students should have introductory woodworking experience, and they will advance their design and technical skills by building a simple chair using essential woodworking tools and processes, paying attention to sustainable wood sourcing and use, and focusing on the making process as well as the products. Students will learn to work safely and effectively with basic woodworking hand and power tools, and how design, material, and time constraints can inspire creative solutions. Working together they will acquire a deeper understanding of how mind, hand, and tools work together to shape wood into expressive and functional furniture forms.
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This offering is connected to the Woodworking Foundations: Craft, Culture, & Sustainability Certificate at Evergreen. For more information visit: https://www.evergreen.edu/certificates/woodworking-foundations-craft-cu….
$175 required fee that covers project supplies and studio usage.