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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate ability to work within predetermined parameters and constraints by interpreting and adhering to set project guidelines and time frames;
- develop capacity in furniture making techniques and joinery requiring accuracy and precision in craftsmanship; and
- demonstrate increased comprehension of furniture-making techniques across historical and contemporary examples through independent research and journal documentation.
School of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80) [LO 1,2,3]
- Documentation (20) [LO 1,3]
- Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress. (null) [LO null]
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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
This course has no prescribed texts
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6822||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|