Woodworking Special Topics: Seating

Winter 2023
Olympia
Evening
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 16
4 Credits per quarter
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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.

Registration

Winter 2023 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

Sr (4): 20236
Jr (4): 20237
So (4): 20238

Academic details

Paths
Entry
Certificates

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….

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
16
Class Standing
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$175 required fee that covers project supplies and studio usage. 

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Evening
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Location
Olympia