Foundations in the fine art of cabinet making
Where traditional tools and techniques, meet modern sensibilities and design.
The opportunity to develop a foundation in the fine art of cabinet making.
Semester 1 - Artisan:October 10th, 2017 to December 15th, 2017 - January 2nd, 2017 to March 10th, 2017 - April 3rd, 2017 to June 9th, 2017.
Semester 2 - Maker: January 2nd, 2017 to March 10th, 2017.
Semester 3 - Designer: April 3rd, 2017 to June 9th, 2017.
From the historic methods described by André Jacob Roubo in the 1700’s, you’ll study tools and techniques used centuries ago. We’ll then fast forward three hundred years, and find inspiration and motivation from the impractical teachings of James Krenov.
You'll begin your journey with the Artisan Program and we're now offering entry points at three different times of the year.
For students who may want to do multiple Programs consecutively, we offer an October entry. You can then proceed into the Maker and Designer Programs from there.
For students who wish to only attend the Artisan Program, you can also join us in October, or one of our two other entry times in January and/or April.
The Artisan Program is intensive, 9-5 Monday to Friday, with Thursday nights and Saturday afternoon shop times delegated for self guided learning.
During these first 10 weeks, you’ll discover the tools, materials, methods and techniques we use here at The Unplugged Woodshop. The fundamental skills involved in furniture making, using only hand tools, will be yours to discover, practice and develop. Through a deliberate and methodical approach to working wood with your hands, you’ll gain valuable insight into the process and techniques used in the fine art of cabinetmaking.
Semester 2: Maker
Developing your skills through the fine art of cabinet making using only hand tools. We’ll be working again, using many of the tools and techniques we introduced in our first semester. This time round, you’ll be working on a bookshelf, based on the “Where the Good Books Go” design featured in, Made by Hand.
Semester 3: Designer
You are at the point when it’s time to tap into your creative mind and design your own cabinet. Developing a form and style all your own, you’ll learn about options, choices, decisions, challenges, failures and rewards as you create a unique project. We’ll be there to guide and assist you, but rest assured, this is going to be a project you can truly call your own.