• Course Title: WOOD WORKING I–IV, and Advanced

     
    Course Description: These sequential woods courses are designed to teach students skills that include safety around tools and equipment, measurement, hand tool use and identification, wood joints, board foot computation, power tool and machine use, project selection, planning and construction. Student interest projects will be used to gain hands-on experience and allow for the development of creativity. All students will be responsible for the cost of the materials used to build their individual projects. A selection of materials will be provided for students to choose from.
     
    Enduring Understandings:
    • Artists communicate sensibility and meaning through visual & performing arts.
    • Artists manipulate their medium(s) to construct meaning.
    • An artist's ability to listen and interpret affects his or her ability to understand the art form.
    • A level of proficiency is necessary to communicate an artist's intent.
    • An artist's use of skills and techniques is a continual, repetitive learning process.
    • Artists present finished products or performance.
    • The critique process can lead to heightened awareness of aesthetics.
    • Critiques promote the use of art vocabulary.
    • The critique process is a valuable analysis of what takes place intuitively.

    Essential Questions: 

    • How do form, content and context express and influence meaning?
    • How do elements (nouns) and principles (adjectives) facilitate the creative process
    • How do skill and technique enable the creative process?
    • How do we use critique to inform our art?

    Course Units/Topics of Study:

    • Abrasives
    • Casework
    • Construction
    • Design
    • Fasteners & Hardware
    • Furniture
    • Gluing and Clamping
    • Joinery
    • Measurement
    • Project Planning
    • Safety
    • Staining and Finishing

    Course Academic Vocabulary: 

    • Abrasive
    • Adhesive
    • Bar clamp
    • Blade
    • Board footage
    • Boring
    • Design
    • Cabinet
    • C- Clamp
    • Crosscutting
    • Cutting
    • Dado
    • Dovetail
    • Drilling
    • Finger Joint
    • Hand Tools
    • Jig
    • Jointing
    • Planing
    • Power Tools
    • Rabbet
    • Ripping
    • Sanding
    • Screws
    • Standard units of measurement
    • Wood joints
    • Wood turning