Woodworking and Furniture Design

In Introduction to Woodworking & Furniture Design students explore a variety of woodworking processes, from use of hand tools to basic use of machines. Focus is placed on the student's ability to build technical skills and on aesthetic approaches to using wooden materials. As study continues in Intermediate Woodworking & Furniture Design historical and contemporary issues in furniture design are discussed through lectures, slide presentations and critiques, and students are introduced to a wide variety of functional forms. The course is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of wooden materials and techniques by creating functional furniture. Students explore structural systems and appropriate joinery while conceptualizing projects with small and full-scale preliminary drawings. In Advanced Woodworking & Furniture Design students develop a portfolio-quality body of work through intensive technical and aesthetic focus. Students practice writing an artist’s statement and exhibition proposal, as well as learning to present their own work in a professional fashion.

For more information please contact the Art Advisor, Minkyu Lee.