FURNITURE DESIGN & WOODWORKING

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Vessels: form & function – W0101-19

Date: Jun 03 - 07, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Casey Johnson

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Develop a visual language by exploring organic shapes and form translated through carved abstract vessels and bowls. In this workshop, students discuss the boundaries of form and function and the role...

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Bauhaus to Your House – W0202-19

Date: Jun 10 - 14, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Brad Reed Nelson

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Immerse yourself in the history of 100 years of the Bauhaus movement. The basic philosophy of the Bauhaus was “form follows function.” Students reimagine the material world by discussing the distinction...

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Recycled Furniture: F.O.R.M.S – S0202-19

Date: Jun 10 - 14, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Boris Bally

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Explore how to create Furniture Originating from Recycled Material and Signage. Students learn basic sheet metal fabrication techniques as well as cold connection techniques to create unique joinery. These...

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Alternative Materials: cork – W0303-19

Date: Jun 17 - 21, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Daniel Michalik

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Focus on experimental design using cork as an alternative material. Students learn to unlock the potential of this wonderful, ecological material as it relates to making objects. Cork is used to achieve...

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Digital Joinery Gone Wild! – W0505-19

Date: Jul 01 - 05, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Matthew Hebert

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

The CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) router is known for precision and accuracy in mass-produced designs. This workshop focuses on the creation of a one-off piece of furniture designed with the use...

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Essentials of Chair Making – W0506-19

Date: Jul 01 - 12, 2019

Skill Level(s): I to III i

Instructor(s): Craig Vandall Stevens

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the essentials of chair making through design and construction techniques to create a fine, hand-made chair, which is an expression of the maker. Consider chair making from the design stage through...

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What Does Art Do? – A0501-19

Date: Jul 01 - 02, 2019

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Helen Molesworth & Simone Leigh

Tuition: $350
Studio Fee: $0
Registration Fee: $0

For centuries, art served the needs of ritual, the church and the state. In the West, this tradition was broken by the rise of the avant-garde and artists who wanted to make “art for art’s sake”....

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Marquetry: tools & techniques – W0607-19

Date: Jul 08 - 12, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Jim Macdonald

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Learn the fundamentals of double bevel cutting veneers to create beautiful marquetry designs and understand the tricks of the trade for creating surface imagery with veneer. Students begin by completing...

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Seeking for Curves: bending wood – W0708-19

Date: Jul 15 - 19, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Yuri Kobayashi

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Transform a straight line to a curved line, focusing on bending techniques to explore creativity and expand design potential. Students experiment directly with the material to stimulate and lead ideas....

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Trays & Containers: digital fabrication – W0709-19

Date: Jul 15 - 19, 2019

Skill Level(s): II i

Instructor(s): Byron Conn

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Design and create experimental and unique wooden trays and containers using the CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) router in combination with traditional woodworking techniques. Experiment with creating...

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Adventures in Woodworking: tactics for creative strategies – W0810-19

Date: Jul 22 - 26, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Katie Hudnall & Sylvie Rosenthal

Tuition: $1,075
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Let go of the preciousness in your working process. Students allow experimentation to run its course, then use those experiences to hash out problematic details of a particular project. Students are supported...

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Seating Arrangements: tables, benches & chairs – W0912-19

Date: Jul 29 - Aug 09, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Michael Fortune

Tuition: $1,095
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45

Tables and seating forms will be explored for uses indoor and out. From sculptural to contemporary, from frivolous to functional, from light to leviathan, students discuss all aspects for furniture design....

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The Artist and the Patron – A0902-19

Date: Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

Skill Level(s): IV i

Instructor(s): Alex Israel & Bettina Korek

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $0
Registration Fee: $45

10 am – 3 pm This rigorous Critical Dialog program is open to practicing artists who want to take their work and careers to a new level with a unique opportunity to engage with: Alex Israel, artist;...

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Understanding Hand Tools – W1115-19

Date: Aug 12 - 16, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Philip C. Lowe

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Discover the secrets of woodworking hand tools. This workshop is a must for those interested in making the finest woodwork and furniture. Hand tools such as planes, chisels, scrapers and marking gauges...

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Sculptural Carving: power/play – W1217-19

Date: Aug 19 - 23, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Betty Scarpino

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Explore the potential of woodcarving by transforming original ideas into an abstract sculptural object. Students use a variety of power-carving tools, techniques and methods to transform visual and conceptual...

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Advanced CNC Techniques – W1218-19

Date: Aug 19 - 23, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to III i

Instructor(s): Peter Basil

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45

Expand your knowledge of CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) router machining in wood. Students take a deeper dive into CNC woodworking for the small shop, exploring programming, machining and fixturing...

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Designing & Building Beautiful Boxes – W1320-19

Date: Aug 26 - 30, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Matt Kenney

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $100
Registration Fee: $45

Design and create a harmonious, elegant box with quiet beauty. Students explore the fundamentals of woodworking for good design and good proportions. This workshop presents construction strategies and...

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The Rocking Chair – W1521-19

Date: Sep 09 - 27, 2019

Skill Level(s): II to IV i

Instructor(s): Ethan Hutchinson

Tuition: $1,475
Studio Fee: $225
Registration Fee: $45

Building a chair of this complexity is a rare and exciting opportunity. Students craft an elegant and intriguing piece of furniture by exploring the art of fine woodworking. This workshop lays out how...

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