• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts, Creative Arts

This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of solid timber design and construction to explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques to create rectilinear vessels that hold and contain and display other objects. Construction methods utilise a range of hand tools and machines. Techniques include machine timber preparation, dovetails, box joints, doors, drawers, and solid frame and panel. Processes include the mechanics for building drawers and hanging doors. 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. Workplace health and safety instruction is an integral part of this course.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Demonstrate ability to work within predetermined parameters and constraints by interpreting and adhering to set project guidelines and time frames.
  2. Develop an accurate range of furniture making techniques and joinery requiring precision and craftsmanship.
  3. Develop increased capacity to comprehend and demonstrate furniture-making techniques in both the creation of work and in independent journal documentation.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) [Learning Outcomes 1-3]
Documentation (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]

Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
 

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Workload

130 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

To enrol in this course you must have completed either ARTV1201 or ARTV1202. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed any of the following courses: ARTV2204, ARTV2004, DESA2204, DESA3001 or DESA2208.

Preliminary Reading

Korn, Peter Why we make things and why it matters : the education of a craftsman. London Square Peg, 2015.

Majors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2666 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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