Furniture Design & Woodworking

Code: W1110-22

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Vessel Potential

Aug 15 - 19, 2022

9AM-5PM

Concept

This workshop explores sculptural form while creating functional (or not so functional) containers. It expands on the expressive capacities of wood as a medium and the vessel as an engaging and evocative object. Students explore vessels in a range of scales using techniques that lend themselves to the construction of creative containers. Demonstrations include bandsaw boxes, coopering, carving, steam bending and bent lamination. Experienced and beginning woodworkers alike find this “test kitchen” atmosphere a refreshing space in which to work and open up endless design possibilities that provide valuable lessons in the craft of woodworking.

Media

Solid wood, bandsaw, jointer, planer, paint, stains, finishing and adhesives

Faculty

Ellie Richards

Ellie Richards is an artist from Penland, NC. Her work explores improvisation and play through both furniture and sculpture and is widely exhibited, including the Mint Museum, the Center for Craft, Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design Fair in Chicago and the Society of Contemporary Craft. Following an MFA from Arizona State University, Ellie was an Artist-in-Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Peters Valley School of Craft, the Appalachian Center for Craft and the Vermont Studio Center.

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Ellie Richards, Lebes, Amphora, and Skypos from the Greek inspired Stacked Facet Vessel Series. Image Credit: Loam Marketing @loam.marketing

Tuition: $995.00
Studio Fee: $125.00
Registration Fee: $45.00

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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.

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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.

Summer 2022 workshop participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Studio program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch.

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 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.

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COVID-19 Safety Plan

Anderson Ranch is closely following local and national health and safety guidance. At this time, Anderson Ranch visitors and public program and event participants are not required to show proof of vaccination. Studio and artistic program participants ages 13 and up will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination.
Studio and artistic program participants are required to show proof that they have received the complete Covid-19 vaccine (i.e., two weeks have passed after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer MRNA vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Additionally, if six months have passed since completing the Moderna or Pfizer series or two months have passed since receiving the J & J vaccine, then a booster is also required. Ideally the booster would have been administered at least two weeks prior to coming to Anderson Ranch. Click here for additional health and safety information.

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