This class introduces the art of carpentry as a seamless integration of design and construction, a constant dialogue between creative vision and the pragmatic requirements of any given project. Through hands-on work, we will develop a wide vocabulary of skills with carpentry tools, with a view not just to their obvious applications, but also the less obvious. Construction techniques such as measuring and layout, cutting and shaping, joinery and detailing will be introduced as a continuation of the design process. We will also introduce basic design practices, including drafting and model making, as ways to explore your ideas and their construction. Efficiency and creativity go hand in hand, and so we will learn to make the best use of materials at hand, to turn problems into opportunities, and to revise designs during the building process to take advantage of new insights. Each student will go home with their own unique project.
Competency Level: Beginner to Intermediate
AIA credits: 49 -- Qualifies for HSW requirements.
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