VAFW136 Bending and Veneering

Department of The Arts: Woodworking

I. Course Number and Title
VAFW136 Bending and Veneering
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
VAFW100 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
Safe shop practices are emphasized. In addition to class studio time, students work five (5) hours outside of class each week in the woodshop under the supervision of a lab assistant or at home.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This studio course focuses on design, drawing, and execution of curved forms and laminating techniques. Students employ bending and veneering techniques in the design and construction of a piece of furniture. Emphasis is on a variety of joinery, bending, and veneering techniques.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding and vocabulary of bending and veneering techniques;
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the design potential of bent forms;
    3. draw bent and veneered designs and specify appropriate joinery;
    4. design and construct a piece of furniture with bent and veneer forms; and
    5. analyze projects through critiques, presentations, and discussions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. design cabinets and other furniture using bent forms and other laminating techniques
    2. study, draw, and employ jigs and fixtures for the creation of a bent and/or laminated wood form
    3. utilize materials and adhesives
    4. build and finish a piece of furniture using bent forms
    5. utilize finishes appropriately for the project
    6. demonstrate safe shop practices
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    1. Course learning goals are assessed with group critiques of all projects, based upon successful design, execution, and completion of assigned woodworking projects.
    2. At least two individual critiques with instructor are held to assess projects using the above criteria and to review students' overall progress.
    3. Instructor evaluation of tool and shop safety practices through observation and quizzes.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus. Slides, video, and/or digital technology are incorporated.

Review/Approval Date - 2/05; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015