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Furniture & Woodworking

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Saturday + Sunday, Dec 7 - 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-4189
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $15


Description

The chair is the perfect form to consider for a young artist wishing to understand design fundamentals and how they apply to furniture design. Students begin by getting an overview of iconic chairs from Chippendale to Le Corbusier, and the manufacturing realities and aesthetic concerns that informed design decisions. Inspired by these examples, students practice a design workflow that takes them from ideation to sketches to a drawn plan. They finish with a scale model prototype constructed of accessible materials that reinforce the objectives of craftsmanship, form and fabrication.

Applies to: AT, Y2, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Duchesne (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-WOOD-0838
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $50


Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood using power and hand tools. Step by step, students learn the safe and effective use of machinery, and how to develop and execute a realistic plan/design for a piece. Students are introduced to ways of understanding wood, both in what to look for in selecting it and considerations when shaping it, and work with table saws, band saws, joiners, planers and sanders, learning which machines are most effective in achieving their chosen project. Demonstrations and presentations further the learning. This hands-on introductory class helps students gain confidence with machines and is ideal for beginners. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 15 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-WOOD-0838-02
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $50


Description

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of working with wood using power and hand tools. Step by step, students learn the safe and effective use of machinery, and how to develop and execute a realistic plan/design for a piece. Students are introduced to ways of understanding wood, both in what to look for in selecting it and considerations when shaping it, and work with table saws, band saws, joiners, planers and sanders, learning which machines are most effective in achieving their chosen project. Demonstrations and presentations further the learning. This hands-on introductory class helps students gain confidence with machines and is ideal for beginners. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Nicholas Ventola (Bio)
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