Furniture Design & Woodworking

Code: W1313-23

    • II

      Level II

      Students have experience working with stationary machines and power tools and are familiar with basic principles of joinery and 3­-D design.

    • III

      Level III

      Students have some formal training in 3­-D design, experience with a variety of materials and fabrication processes, and know how to use machine and hand tools competently and safely. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

Relief and Detail: A Journey through Sculptural Wood Carving

Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2023



This workshop is for carvers at all levels who want to learn and expand their knowledge of hand wood carving, tools, and techniques. Participants transform a drawing into a 3-D piece and are invited to work on individual projects that range in form and function. Starting with a wooden block and a design, students dive into their own projects while benefiting from shared critiques. Through discussion and demonstration, the course addresses tool-handling safety and efficiency, sharpening gouge selection, approaches to the carving process through drawing and composition, and thorough step-by-step planning.


Soft or hard wood, adhesives, drawing, band sawing, jigsawing, drilling, clamping, sanding, finishing

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Fredy Huaman Mallqui

Fredy Huaman Mallqui began apprenticing with master carvers at the age of nine in Ayacucho, Peru, and now explores connections, life cycles, and rituals through sculptural storytelling in wood. Dynamic in his art practice, Fredy is an ornamental wood carver, contemporary sculptor, art restorationist, and woodcarving teacher.

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Fredy Huaman Mallqui, Añas (Quechua language) Skunk (detail), 2022

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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. Anderson Ranch 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.


Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in summer one- or two-week adult workshops for Furniture Society members. Please register online and then email with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register. *Please note that the Furniture Society discount cannot be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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Workshop Details

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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.

Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. 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. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize 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.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.


Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

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Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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