Tuition: $930 ARAC Actual Cost: $1330 Studio Fee: $85
Enrollment Limit: 12
Concept: A table can be a utilitarian object, a technical challenge and an opportunity for personal expression. This course introduces fundamental woodworking techniques through the process of designing and building a unique table. In addition to building proficiency with machinery and power tools, you will learn simple methods for machined and hand-cut joinery and explore the many options for surface decoration as well as working with the natural beauty of the wood itself. This is an excellent class for beginners as well as those who wish to enhance their woodworking and design skills. You can expect to leave this class with a solid foundation of practical knowledge and problem-solving skills, an inspired imagination, and, of course, a table.
Media & Techniques: Wood and paint. Proper use of hand and machine tools, how to select and prepare wood, basic joinery, including mortise and tenon, spline miters, dadoes and more.
Shape, texture, surface detail, color and a variety of finishing techniques along with the fundamentals of design development.
Activities: Daily activities include technical demonstrations, slide lectures, group discussions, skill-building exercises, one-on-one instruction and lots of hands-on practice and studio time.
Skill level: Levels I - II (Minimum Skill Level I)
Faculty: Susan Working has been the director of the Furniture Design, Sculpture and Woodworking Program at Anderson Ranch since 2002. She received her MFA from RISD and exhibits her work nationally. www.susanworking.com
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