DATES: June 29 – July 3, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: Open to all
CONCEPT: Learn the techniques and tricks for bringing intuition back into the woodworking process. This course gives students the opportunity to experiment with simple, fast joinery to quickly produce a series of small studies and/or prototypes in wood. The focus will be less on a finished piece and more on techniques for developing a more intuitive design process; with the idea that any discoveries might fuel different facets of our creative practices.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: We cover several joinery options (both stationary and kinetic, i.e., static and movable joinery), basic box making techniques, surface design options that might accentuate the forms/lines within a piece. We use band saws, drill presses and large scale sanding machines.
ACTIVITIES: We learn with demonstrations of new techniques and slideshows of artists employing these techniques. We make time to share, discuss and collaborate as the class progresses.
FACULTY: Katie Hudnall is an Assistant Professor at the Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis, IN, and a Furniture Society board member. She has been a resident at the University of Wisconsin, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and has had work featured in many exhibitions nationally, including Furniture: The Next Generation, Crafting a Continuum, and Beyond Boundaries (with CWA at SOFA, Chicago). She has taught workshops at Arrowmont School of Art & Craft, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts. www.katiehudnall.com
Tuition: $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95