ARTS 525 (01) - Introductory Woodworking

Introductory Woodworking

Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Class Size:   17  
CRN: 10015
Special Fees: $45.00
This course introduces students to the process of designing and building furniture with wood as the primary material. Students think creatively to brainstorm and develop their own, individual designs and use a variety of hand tools, power tools, and machines to build their objects. This course is a prerequisite to upper level woodworking and furniture design workshop courses, which subsequently investigate more sophisticated furniture concepts and woodworking techniques. Special fee. Studio.
Only listed colleges in section: Liberal Arts
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Leah Woods

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 9:40am - 12:30pm SERV 14
Additional Course Details: 

This course will serve as an introduction to the field of woodworking and furniture design. Students will begin investigating these subjects thru projects that explore material, form, and function.  Small assignments will examine the use and maintenance of hand tools, practicing examples of joinery, and learning how to use and shape material.  Larger Projects will explore the idea of designing and building objects.  We will discuss the role function plays in influencing or being influenced by design and what fine craftsmanship is and how it can be achieved.

We will also briefly explore the history of furniture leading up to the current studio furniture movement, the history of the lumberyard, and take a field trip to the UNH sawmill to hug trees. No experience required.

For questions or more information email Leah.woods@unh.edu.