VAFW136 Bending and Veneering
The Arts Department: 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
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an understanding and vocabulary of bending and veneering techniques;
- demonstrate an understanding of the design potential of bent forms;
- draw bent and veneered designs and specify appropriate joinery;
- design and construct a piece of furniture with bent and veneer forms; and
- analyze projects through critiques, presentations, and discussions.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- design cabinets and other furniture using bent forms and other laminating techniques
- study, draw, and employ jigs and fixtures for the creation of a bent and/or laminated wood form
- utilize materials and adhesives
- build and finish a piece of furniture using bent forms
- utilize finishes appropriately for the project
- 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. Slides, video, and/or digital technology are incorporated.
Review/Approval Date - 2/05; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015