Advanced Metalworking and Woodworking
Continuing Education Course
This course will develop creative, technical and problem-solving skills in woodworking and metalworking techniques in a sculptural context. Weekly demonstrations of all shop tools will be provided, including the table saw, sliding compound miter saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, router table, MIG and TIG welding, plasma cutting and sandblasting equipment. Students will learn the fine art of sculpting metal, such as how to cut, shape, forge and weld, as well as polishing and finishing. In the woodshop, advanced techniques of joinery, woodcarving and finishing will be covered. The elements and principles of design will be explored, and good studio practices will be cultivated.
NOTE: The studio fee includes safety equipment, hand tools, welding gases, welding rods, drill bits, saw blades, abrasives, compressed air, lubricants, wood glue and access to the wood and metal workshops outside of class time, based on facility availability. All other materials must be purchased by the student.