- Woodworking for the Absolute Beginner
- 08/10/09 - 08/14/09
- Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Snowmass Village
Tuition: $635 ARAC Actual Cost: $835 Studio Fee: $85
Enrollment Limit 12
Concept: One of the joys of making furniture is creating something you can actually use. This workshop covers basic woodworking techniques and design, and promises to pro-vide a nurturing and non-intimidating environment for the novice woodworker. No question or demonstration request is too simple. You can expect to leave the Ranch with an inspired imagination and the confidence and skills to continue making things with wood.
Media & Techniques: Kiln-dried lumber. Essential techniques for the safe and efficient operation of common hand and power tools. A solid grounding in the basics: characteristics of wood, stock selection and preparation, drawing techniques and traditional joinery. Carving, shaping and painting.
Activities: Daily demonstrations emphasize the safe use of machinery and hand tools. Lots of hands-on activity and personal help from the instructor and studio assistants. Every-one will make a simple table or bench.
Skill level: Levels I - II (Minimum Skill Level I)
Faculty: Adrian French earned his MFA in furniture design from San Diego State University. His experiences as a skilled craftsman and his desire to explore new avenues for creative expression within his field led him to Berlin, Germany, after graduate school, where he worked with playground designer Tilman Stachat, fabricating unique wood and stainless steel
playgrounds. In the summer of 2008, he returned to the US and set up his own furniture studio in Columbus, Ohio. www.adfrench.com
- Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Website
- 5263 Owl Creek Rd
- Snowmass Village
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