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    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. A $25.00 fee

    is required for each semester.

     
    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 Academic Vocabulary:
     

    Board footage

    Jig

    Wood turning

    Adhesive

    Standard units of measurement

    Wood joints

    Design

    Cutting

    Drilling

    Boring

    Sanding

    Blade

    Abrasive

    Cabinet

    Jointing

    Planing

    Ripping

    Crosscutting

    Dado

    Rabbet

    Dovetail

    Finger Joint

    Bar clamp

    C- Clamp

    Screws

    Power Tools

    Hand Tools

    Course Units / Topics of Study:

    Safety

    Design

    Project Planning

    Measurement

    Joinery

    Casework

    Furniture

    Fasteners & Hardware

    Construction

    Abrasives

    Gluing and Clamping

    Staining and Finishing