Tuition: $990 ARAC Actual Cost: $1390 Studio Fee: $100
Enrollment Limit 12
Concept: Doors, Doors, Doors. Can you guess what this class is about? Big doors, little doors, in-between doors, exterior, interior, hinged, sliding, tamboured, pinned, curved and tapered. With the combination of Sylvie’s small intricate doors and Doug’s bigger-than-life doors, we will guide you to make anything in between. The basics of door making will be covered, as well as demonstrations geared to the skills needed to build the door of your design. Between Sylvie’s sculptural, humorous and precise work and Doug’s long history of technical expertise, we’ll show you the best way to design and build your door. We will focus on craftsmanship and durability for your door’s intended use and function. We will have an open door policy. Just bring good humor and a work ethic.
Media & Techniques: Wooden doors. Basic woodworking skills will be covered as well as mortise and tennon joinery, hinge setting, hinge theory, pencil sharpening, tapering, as well as fitting and hinging doors.
Activities: Daily demonstrations will begin with basic door construction and will be guided by students’ projects and planetary alignment. Slide shows of doors will be shown for ideas. Lots of hands-on time and one-on-one and even two-on-one instruction.
Skill level: Open to All – Any skill/knowledge level.
Faculty: Sylvie Rosenthal is a woodworker and sculptor based in Asheville, North Carolina. Sylvie shows nationally at museums and galleries such as Blue Spiral 1, Fuller Craft Museum and SOFA Chicago with the William Zimmer Gallery. This year she was awarded the prestigious North Carolina Arts Council Crafts Fellowship. www.sylvierosenthal.com
Doug Sigler taught for 25 years at the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is now Professor Emeritus. A renowned furniture maker, his work is shown nationally and internationally. He lives and works in Penland, North Carolina.
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