Furniture Design & Woodworking

Code: W1113-21

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      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Blending Crafts: functional wood sculpture

Aug 16 - 20, 2021



Artists are trampling the line between contemporary furniture craft and sculpture more frequently and fearlessly than ever. In this introductory workshop, students learn woodworking and handcraft techniques to create unique sculptural furniture such as side tables, step stools or light objects. With a focus on hardwood construction, surface treatment and finishing techniques, the course explores form, process and sculptural solutions to create a piece of functional art.


American hardwoods, power tools, hand shaping, gluing, finishing


Patrick Kim

Pat Kim is a New York-based designer/artist working primarily in objects, furniture and sculpture. His approach is defined by constant experimentation in materials and methods gleaned from traditional craft. Pat’s work is rooted in the philosophy of sculptural simplicity and enduring quality.

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Patrick Kim, LEGS Stool

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Furniture Design & Woodworking

The Furniture Design & Woodworking program at Anderson Ranch draws upon the world of studio furniture, but pushes the boundaries of woodworking by mixing contemporary and traditional techniques and incorporating alternative materials. Summer 2021 offers an inspiring range of workshops for all levels in topics such as cabinetry, wood bending, kinetics and carving.

The Maloof Wood Barn, divided into a machine room, assembly room, and bench room, provides participants the ideal workshop for realizing technical and creative goals. The machine room houses stationary equipment including SawStop table saws, jointers, planers, bandsaws, drill presses, edge sander, disk sander, drum sander, spindle sander, mortiser, radial arm saw, chop saw, router table and multi-router. In the assembly and bench rooms, a library of clamps, hand tools, and hand-held power tools line the walls for student use to complete their woodworking projects.

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Sketchbook and pencils


Lodging & Meals

Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings for Summer 2021. We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

Housing is very limited and includes private lodging only. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.

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