WOOD WORKING I – IV, and AdvancedCourse 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.
Course Academic Vocabulary:
- How do form, content and context express and influence meaning?
- How do elements (nouns) and principles (adjectives) facilitate the creative processHow do skill and technique enable the creative process?
- How do we use critique to inform our art?
Standard units of measurement
Hand ToolsCourse Units / Topics of Study:
Fasteners & Hardware
Gluing and Clamping
Staining and Finishing