VAFW181 Woodturning II
The Arts Department: Woodworking
- I. Course Number and Title
- VAFW181 Woodturning II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- VAFW180 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Safe shop practices are emphasized. The student will work five (5) hours outside of class each week in the woodshop area under the supervision of a lab assistant or at home.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course provides an in-depth exploration of lathe turning in the traditional, as well as the contemporary context. Multi-axis spindle turning, split turning, and turning in conjunction with processes off the lathe, including carving, shaping, surface ornamentation, and joinery are used to create sculptural and functional items.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- design objects that utilize the artistic and design potential of advanced lathe turning techniques;
- demonstrate an understanding of traditional and contemporary lathe-turning;
- demonstrate more advanced technical hand skills; and understanding of tools and processes;
- employ the turned forms achievable through advanced lathe techniques in sculpture, furniture, and other functional items; and
- analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- experiment with multi-axis turning techniques
- turn spindle and bowl forms that will be manipulated by carving and/or surface treatments
- design and create special jigs, fixtures, and advanced holding methods
- demonstrate safe shop practices
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Course learning goals are assessed with group critiques of all projects, based upon successful design, execution, and completion of assigned woodworking projects.
- At least two individual critiques with instructor are held to assess projects using the above criteria and to review students' overall progress.
- Instructor evaluation of tool and shop safety practices through observation and quizzes.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus. Instructor selected reference text. Slides, video, and/or digital technology are incorporated.
Review/Approval Date - 2/05; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015