Furniture Design & Woodworking

Code: W0911-21

    • II

      Level II

      Students have experience working with computer­-aided design with basic principles of CAM/software.

    • III

      Level III

      Students have some formal training in digital fabrication, experience with a variety of materials and fabrication processes, and know how to use CNC, 3-­D printers, or laser cutters competently and safely. Students have a portfolio of their work.

Digital to Physical: sculptural forms on the CNC

Aug 2 - 6, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

This workshop bridges the handmade with the computer-made art form. Participants start with found objects or forms hand-sculpted in clay, foam or wood that are digitally scanned, modified and perfected. Models are then digitally fabricated via the CNC router, sliced and finally physically assembled into a stack-laminated wood sculpture. Students gain experience with design software, digital fabrication tools, lamination assembly, parts registration and simple carving methods, coming away with a unique sculpture.

Media

Solid wood, plywood, dowels, 3-D scanners, laser cutting, CNC machining, computer-aided modeling

Faculty

Adrien Segal

Adrien Segal is a sculptor based in Oakland, CA. Her work incorporates both digital tools and analog fabrication processes to create evocative sculptures in wood, metal, glass and other media. Adrien received a BFA in Furniture Design from California College of the Arts, where she now teaches, in addition to making commissions and public art.

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Adrien Segal, Molalla Meander

Tuition: $975.00
Studio Fee: $125.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

Registration Information

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

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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.

COVID-19 Safety Plan At-a-Glance

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Face Covering
Daily Wellness Checks

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Physical Distancing
Dedicated Studio Space

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Reduced Workshop Size
Individual Art Supplies

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Hand Washing Stations
Open Doors & Windows
Rigorous Cleaning Schedule

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