This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and understanding of simple volumes to create larger, compound pieces to gather and present a collection of objects or ideas. Topics covered include concepts and historical examples of collecting and collections, objects presenting narrative and other intangible concepts, idea generation, approaches to making including working with sheet goods and veneers, and further development of a range of techniques. Students will work both during and outside of class to envision and create one major piece that encloses a space and reveals interior compartments. 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 competency with a range of higher level technical skills in creating compound volumes to display and contain collections;
- Apply knowledge of the functional, conceptual, historical and theoretical contexts through development and execution of furniture projects and research;
- Demonstrate critical reflection and contextual understanding on own work and that of other artists/designers through note-taking in journal and in discussions.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [LOs 1 - 3]
and Documentation (20%) [LOs 2 - 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3955||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|