Furniture Design for the CNC – W02W03-20

Date: Jun 08 - 19, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Vincent Edwards

Price Option(s):
$450 — Reduced Tuition (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$975 — Full Price Tuition (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


Delve into the realm of digitally fabricated flatpack furniture in this introductory online workshop. Discussions of functionality and ergonomics are woven into demonstrations in Rhino as students learn to 3D model flatpack furniture and joinery for the CNC.  Tutorials hosted on Zoom will focus primarily on best 3D modeling practices, but will also include rendering techniques in Rhino and CAM (Computer-aided-machining) workflows. No matter your experience with technology or furniture design, this course is an excellent entry and expansion point for all makers.


Rhino 3D


Vincent Edwards teaches digital fabrication and sculpture at the University of Arkansas where he runs the 3D Advanced Technologies Lab. He received his MFA from the Herron School of Art and Design in 2012. Vincent’s studio practice focuses on hybrid methodologies, specifically the intersection of traditional furniture craft and digital fabrication.

Additional Information: This workshop will meet 10:00 – 11:30 AM MST Monday, Wednesday, Friday for two weeks with time for one-on-one sessions between 1:00 and 4:00PM every class day. Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from will be used to facilitate the class sessions.

An Anderson Ranch staff member will coordinate the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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