Have you ever wanted to understand how to safely build some of the most basic things in your life and not know where to start?
This seven-week course is recommended for students interested in developing their technical skills by introducing building methods and understanding strategies within the wood-shop.. This class is designed for beginners who would like to understand how to utilize Bennington College’s Visual Arts wood-shop as a resource to support Sculpture and other classes in Visual Arts. . There will be fundamental introductions to working with wood and general shop safety, with a focus on design. Processes such as joinery, shaping , joining, planing, scraping, and laminating will be covered, as well as basic construction methods.. We will do so by understanding how to safely use all the stationary equipment and hand-tools within the wood-shop tool room. Not only will we learn how to use the equipment , but we will be taught how to maintain the shop with proper care and cleaning protocols.. This course is project-based and students will be evaluated on their ability to use shop tools with proficiency and respect as well as understand safety procedures.
Building effective real world skills that help empower independence
Problems solving skills that can effectively help you make more informed decisions
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
F 8:30AM - 12:10PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years
Categories: 2000 , All courses , First Seven Week , Fully In-Person , Sculpture , Two Credit , Updates
Tags: building , making , sculpture , wood