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Fab 1: Wood and Metal

ARTDES 215 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 200
Instructor(s): Marshall, John
Schedule: Fri 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

This stu­dio course focuses on devel­op­ing the fun­da­men­tal skills of cut­ting and join­ing wood and metal to cre­ate accu­rate, com­plex, phys­i­cal objects. Such skills are employed by model mak­ers, prod­uct design­ers, prop mak­ers, sculp­tors, pros­thetic builders, and roboti­cists. This course empha­sizes hand skills, safe process, and accu­racy. Instruc­tion includes shop safety, selec­tion of mate­ri­als, hand and power tool use, join­ery, weld­ing, man­ual milling, detail­ing, and fin­ish­ing. Course work helps stu­dents to develop the skills nec­es­sary to under­stand the basic prin­ci­ples of con­struc­tion, includ­ing struc­ture, safety, and intended use. Stu­dents have the oppor­tu­nity to syn­the­size what they have learned into a cohe­sive project. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of odd-num­bered years, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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