Chairmaking

July 21 - July 25, 2023

Chairmaking

$700.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $50

A chair can be a very intimidating project for any woodworker, but it doesn’t have to be!  In this class, you will be able to construct a simple chair using various woodworking tools and techniques. We will go over milling lumber using a variety of machines, joinery techniques such as mortise and tenons and lap joints, and finishing techniques including shaping and and painting. We’ll also discuss chair design in a broader sense, including its aesthetics, comfort, and strength.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Registration will open in early December. Please check back for updated information and cost.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sophie Glenn

Sophie received her BFA in Sculpture and Drawing from SUNY Purchase College, and her MFA in Furniture Design and Woodworking from San Diego State University. She has exhibited her work across the country, including Blue Spiral 1 Gallery (NC), the Center for Art in Wood (PA), and the Metal Museum (TN), and has been fortunate to receive several grants, fellowships, and residencies to help advance her career, including the John D. Mineck Furniture Fellowship in 2022. Sophie has held academic appointments at Tennessee Technological University and Mississippi State University, and taught workshops at A Workshop of Our Own (MD), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts (TN), Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME), and the Appalachian Center for Craft (TN).

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