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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

VPAS 692 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Wood Studio

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Educators will focus on shaping wood by hand while refining form and finish. You will design
and complete a utilitarian object or create a 3D sculpture, characterized by “continuous” curves
and surfaces free of high/low spots and devoid of tool marks. You will learn safe machine operation
for the band saw, for 2D patterns using thin plywood and roughing-out an object’s curved
profiles from hardwoods. You will also learn proper handling techniques of hand tools
essential for shaping wood into curvilinear forms: spoke shave, pattern makers, wood files,
scrapers and abrasives. Throughout the course, you will explore wood properties. Appropriate
for educators of all grade levels. No prior experience necessary.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.