This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and construction to explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques to create organic and geometric vessels that hold and contain. Topics covered include both additive and subtractive means of fabrication, shaping, construction of geometric boxes, and instruction using a range of hand tools and machines. Techniques include machine and hand shaping, dovetails, mitres, captured panels, and turning. Students will work both during and outside of class to design and make several pieces or components of a larger project. The course is taught by a combination of readings, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and supervised practice that exposes students to a combination of technology, theory, history, and design and making processes. Occupational health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques relevant to constructing a range of vessels in timber;
- Apply knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts, and contemporary practices in appropriating techniques or methods to individual woodworking projects;
- Demonstrate critical reflection and contextual understanding on techniques and appropriations of vessels and boxes by other artists/designers through note-taking in journal and in discussions.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 4]
and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 4]
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9204||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|