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Saturdays, Mar 4 - May 27 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WOOD-0837
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

This studio course focuses on the development and construction of furniture pieces through materials exploration and design iteration. Students first seek inspiration in raw materials, inventing innovative ways to employ them through quick studies. They then develop designs for three original pieces using sketches and simple models to communicate their ideas visually. Designs are progressively refined through group discussions focused on aesthetic concerns, use scenarios, ergonomics and production logistics. In the second portion of the course, participants construct one of their designs -- using basic woodshop tools or alternative materials and construction techniques -- depending on what works best for the design. Woodworking skills are useful but not required, as all necessary techniques are demonstrated. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Shane Richards (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 28 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-WOOD-0811 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $495 | lab fee $50


Description

If you've dreamed of combining personal expression with the utilitarian nature of woodworking, then this course is for you. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of woodworking such as measuring, marking, joining, carving and gluing. In the beginning, use of hand tools is demonstrated and then we advance to learning the safe operation of power tools including table saws, band saws, joiners, planers, drill presses and sanders. Demonstrations are given on carving, color and finishing, as well as steps for simple projects. The course is intended for students ranging from beginning woodworkers to those with some limited experience. Come prepared to work hard and have fun. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this class. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized classes (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Ventola (Bio)
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