This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and construction to exploit a range of traditional and contemporary techniques to design, plan, and fabricate a variety of basic typographic volumes central to furnishings and housewares, such as the cup and the box. Topics covered include the selection of an appropriate technology, from hand tools, to woodworking machines to digital fabrication, in relation to the design, plan, and product goals. Students will work both during and outside of class to design and fabricate several small products or components of a larger product. 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 have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate ability to accurately measure and interpret construction plans.
- Develop increased technical competency in fabrication of project.
- Manage set tasks against project milestones.
- Demonstrate increased understanding of furniture-making techniques through both set project and independent technical investigations.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1-3]
Documentation (20%) [LOs 1, 3]
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 for 13 weeks (Total 130 hours).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3388||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|