This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and construction to incorporate structures, surfaces and allowance for wood movement into larger furniture pieces that feature an elevated surface. 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. Topics covered include observation/inventory of known functions and uses of surface, design ideation, scale drawings, timber selection, machine processing and joinery, and further hand tool techniques. Students will work both during and outside of class to design and make several samples or a small project followed by one major furniture project. 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:
- Utilize a range of skills relevant to furniture in response to course projects;
- Explore the potential of solid timber construction in relation to wood movement as applicable to furniture design;
- Produce solid timber panels and structures which recognizes relationships between concept and process;
- Engage with historical and theoretical contexts relevant to furniture projects
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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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|
|2602||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|