- Code DESA2206
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design Art
- Areas of interest Design Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course extends fundamental knowledge of introductory woodworking skills introducing a range of methods to design and produce curved elements that can be accurately duplicated, and looks to the capabilities of the method and material to inform/inspire the design. A range of methods for creating curves with malleable and pliant materials are surveyed, as well as techniques for joinery in curved work. Methods demonstrated will depend on the topics, and will alternate between utilising sustainable materials through both sourcing of sustainable natural resources and by salvaging. Students will work both during and outside of class to design and fabricate experimental works and prototypes developing moulds, forms, patterns or templates. 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. Workplace 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:
- Show an increased level of skill with use of Furniture materials, equipment and tools relevant to design in this discipline;
- Plan and manage Furniture design projects, independently or collaboratively;
- Exploit the characteristics of materials and processes in an individual way;
- Demonstrate critical awareness of Furniture design issues including theoretical and historical contexts regarding functional objects and domestic spaces.
Other InformationStudents may enrol in this course more than once. This course may be taken up to two times for a maximum of 12 units credit. This course can only be counted once towards a major or minor.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Documentation (20%) Learning Outcomes 2-4
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingRybczynski, Witold Home : a short history of an idea. Viking Penguin, New York, 1986.
Cape, Francis We sit together : utopian benches from the Shakers to the Separatists of Zoar (First edition). New York, New York Princeton Architectural Press, 2013.
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