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Furniture Design to Fabrication | Kelly Parker.

May 20 - May 24 | 9:00 - 5:00 $895.00
designing furniture models
Kelly Parker
Kelly Parker, born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967, is a designer and maker of contemporary studio furniture and sculpture.
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If you want to design and build your own furniture, you need both design techniques and practical skills.  This class focuses on equipping you with both.

Centred around a series of exercises based on design briefs that one might get from a client or perhaps a family member, you will learn to evaluate scale, form, and function as you design several furniture pieces.

The final exercise will be to design a piece of furniture of your choosing, incorporating all the skills you have learned in the earlier exercises.

The key learning points of this class include the following:

    • Design ideation & sources of inspiration
    • Sketching and drawing techniques
    • Intro to design and drawing tools: 
      • French curves, drawing bows, T-square, compass, adjustable triangle
    • Quarter-scale modelling:
      • Form exploration in MDF, cardboard, rigid foam, foam core
      • Photographing models
    • Plan & elevation construction drawings 
    • Manual drawings by hand
    • Exploration of materials, hardware, embellishment, and finishes
    • Leveraging cut lists, learning how to price, evaluating build time 

We encourage you to challenge yourself for this project!

Class Time

Workshop Days:     Monday to Friday
Instruction Time:    9:00am – 4:00pm
School Opens:.      8:30am – 5pm

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May 20 @ 9:00 am
May 24 @ 5:00 pm
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