Design is always a challenge. Early in your development as a woodworker / furniture maker you’ll start to ask yourself a whole bunch of design related questions:
· Does this look good?
· Are the proportions right?
· Will it be strong?
· Can I even design this piece?
· What joinery do I need?
· Can I make this?
· How much wood do I need to buy?
Our goal in this class is to introduce you to set of pragmatic tools and techniques that you can use to design a piece of furniture or a small building. We build on techniques explored in George Walker and Jim Tolpin’s book By Hand and Eye and By Hound and Eye. We’ll take you through a series of processes that we believe develop a good design process:
- Understanding proportion through traditional artisanal techniques
- Developing ideas through quick-fire sketching and critique
- Techniques for creating a detailed drawing by hand
- Using CAD to experiment, modify ideas, and create detailed drawings and templates
- Developing cutlists and story sticks
- This class is jointly taught by Jim Tolpin, Tim Lawson and Andy Pitts
What to bring:
- Sketch pad 11x15 is a good size
- Pair of dividers and a pair of compasses if you have them
Class Information and Registration
Class starts at 9:00am on the first day.
This class takes place in the Seminar Building #297 at Fort Worden. Map
Please read our What to Expect page for general information about the School.
Please also read our Registration Policy.
Class size: 15
Materials Charge: $30
When you click on the Register link you will be able to register for the class or, if the class is full, sign up for the wait list.