Dates: June- August 2013
Registration Deadline: 2 weeks prior to start of class.
In this intermediate woodworking workshop, students will use band saw box construction to explore direct methods of work. This construction is versatile and quick, allowing for an in-depth exploration of design decisions. The workshop will focus on basic reductive techniques to establish form and the negative space that defines the literal or metaphoric “box-ness” of our object. Instruction will cover surface considerations such as texturing and patterning techniques as well as color. All tools and supplies included in lab fee. Students should wear closed-toe shoes.
Ideal for beginners, this workshop will introduce you to the materials and methods of building a small scale wooden box—from stock selection, through joinery, assembly, and fit and finish. Instruction will address design considerations integral to woodwork including grain graphics, designing for humidity cycling, scale and proportion in relation to durability, among other issues. Students will leave the workshop with a finished box, skills to design and build like objects, and an understanding of the considerations integral to a whole trope of woodworking. All tools and supplies included in lab fee. Students should wear closed-toe shoes.
This course will introduce students to puppet-making skills and techniques. Students will learn about a wide range of puppet forms and construct their own shadow puppets, hand puppets, marotte (rod and cone) puppets, and human-arm puppets (Muppet-style). You will leave with multiple finished puppets and an understanding of this 3D art form and its possibilities for performance. Most supplies included in lab fee; students may wish to bring their own fabric or embellishments for particular puppets.
Joining metal with heat is an age-old fabrication process. In this introductory workshop, students will learn three basic welding techniques: oxyacetylene gas welding, arc (or “stick”) welding, and metal inert gas (MIG) welding. With an emphasis on proper setup and safety, students will use these techniques to create an individual piece to take home. All tools and supplies included in lab fee. Students should wear closed-toe shoes.
Learn the art of hand-building and wheel-throwing in this multi-level class that is great for beginners and experienced students alike. You will create functional and sculptural pieces and leave with an understanding of form, decoration and texture. Pieces will be kiln-fired and glazed, painted or stained. Clay and glazes are included with lab fee; students should bring their own set of clay tools (details will be provided prior to the first class).