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Seating: Design, Development, and Fabrication
Seating: Design, Development, and Fabrication

Seating: Design, Development, and Fabrication

Skill level: intermediate and advanced Instructor: Cameron Van Dyke 12-day workshop Aug 5 – Aug 16, 2024

Dates & Location

Aug 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 16, 2024, 4:00 PM

Wendell Castle Workshop, 18 Maple St, Scottsville, NY 14546, USA

Class description

This twelve-day class would be ideal for a person who wants to take their design development and fabrication skills to the next level. We will begin by understanding the ergonomics of seating, learning how to define visual language, and discovering ideas through drawing and model making (no previous skills are necessary in these areas). Our designs will focus on good composition/proportion and solve visual/function issues through simplicity rather than complexity. Once the design is complete you will translate your ideas into a buildable plan and we will spend the remainder of the class focused on the various fabrication techniques in wood which will lead to realizing the student’s own design.

Tools and Materials

This class will be a process of design discovery and so it will be difficult to determine which tools and materials a student may need before the class begins. Most of the tools needed will be available at the WCW. However, students should bring the following:

-  PPE (safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask/respirator, etc.)

-  Drawing materials including pencil (Ebony brand recommended), drawing pad, eraser, small manual pencil sharpener (or knife)

-  3” combination square

-  12” combination square

-  If you are local, please bring a cordless drill. We will have a number of these that will be shared.

Once final designs are determined students will be responsible for providing their own materials and can purchase wood from WCW or a local supplier.

Class fee: $1,950

Material fee: $40

Cameron Van Dyke bio

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