Sculptural Boxes as Memoir – W0611-18

Date: Jul 09 - 13, 2018

Skill Level(s): I to II i

Instructor(s): Kimberly Winkle

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


Explore the potential of combining narrative and woodworking to create sculptural boxes or containers that tell a story. Whether through surface treatment or the inherent beauty of a chosen material, the form is a canvas for personal expression. This workshop focuses on the form and construction of the container as students design and build a small box during the week.

Media & Techniques:

Using a combination of machines and hand tools, students learn techniques for sculptural box making, creating a variety of surface treatments and for shaping wood. We work with kiln-dried lumber, and we learn how to select lumber and machining process.


Throughout the week we engage in group discussions, slide presentations, demonstrations and individual attention to develop ideas. We focus on the transformation of personal visual language of story into physical form.


Kimberly Winkle is an associate professor of art at Tennessee Tech University and received her M.F.A. in furniture design from San Diego State University. She is a recipient of the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship and a State of Tennessee Individual Artist Fellowship. Kimberly’s work has been exhibited extensively, including at SOFA Chicago, Architectural Digest Home Show NYC and WantedDesign NYC.


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