Woodworking: Surfaces

Spring 2022
Olympia
Evening
Sophomore - Senior
Class Size: 16
4 Credits per quarter
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Tables and other work surface pieces are a principal woodworking and furniture design form, along with seating pieces and container pieces. Tables challenge the craftsperson 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.

Students 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. Concepts of structure and consideration for human scale will be addressed, as well as joinery, ornament, and finish, and the relationship of the table to what it is designed to carry. 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.

This program is open to all students. Previous experience is not required, but those with some knowledge of woodworking are encouraged to register.

Attendance in at least one additional open studio time is required to complete the course work.

Registration

Spring 2022 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

So - Sr (4): 30288

Academic details

Paths
Exploratory
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 0110 - Atrium
Location
Olympia