June 18-29, 2018, 1-4 pm
Open to students entering grades 9-12
Course Credit: 1/2 Trimester Art
In this Introductory Woodworking course, students will learn how to build one or more functional products using wood as the primary material. Sample projects include making a finely crafted custom box, stool, creative storage unit, intricate candleholder and more.
Students will learn how to work from plans and safely use power and hand tools including band saws, table saws, and sanders. Students will also make smaller projects as a means to enhance their skills. A variety of joining and finishing techniques will be introduced.
Emphasis on process and product are important as students gain confidence in their skills and problem-solving abilities. Elements and principles of design are addressed throughout the class. This course offers an exciting opportunity to work in the Rivers sculpture studio. No experience necessary!
Rindy Gardner, instructor
Rindy Garner teaches sculpture in the Upper School. She is a graduate of the Maine College of Art where she majored in sculpture. In addition, she earned her MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Rindy enjoys making her own sculpture and woodworking pieces. Most recently she has been creating sets of finely crafted small wooden boxes with a variety of designs and types of wood. She draws her inspiration from nature and loves sharing her passion for making art with students.