Get Bent

August 12 - August 16, 2022

Get Bent


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $125

Come dive into the processes of bending for furniture making. Explore the possibilities of steam bending, bent laminations, and vacuum forming to expand your methods in woodworking. Start by understanding our materials, beginning with proper milling of solid wood for steam bending and bent laminations. Work with sheet goods for fabricating our bending forms and solid wood veneers for vacuum forming. We will cover lots of different machines and hand tools but will focus mainly on getting comfortable with the processes of bending to expand your practice. This workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced participants who want to push their skills.

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


Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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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Mark Tan

Mark Tan is an artist based in Richmond, VA. His work incorporates both analog and digital fabrication processes to create sculptural objects and visual landscapes by manipulating statistical data. Mark received his MFA in Furniture Design from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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