Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Designing with Traditional Elements & Motifs with Alf Sharp

Dates: 5/15/2017 - 5/19/2017
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Cost: $775
Materials: $45
Deposit: $300

Masters Fellowship Turning

This class will consist of both lecture and hands-on experiences. The student will come away with a fuller understanding of all that goes into traditional design and construction. Hands-on time will be spent drawing, building models, and making sample joinery. The subtleties and intricacies of the various 18th Century styles will be thoroughly investigated. Students will explore the details of William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, and Neoclassic (Federal, Hepplewhite, Sheraton) styles. No longer will the student have to find an existing piece of furniture to copy. Join Alf and increase your understanding of (and ability) with every detail of traditional furniture design.

Key Points:

  • Making full-scale, proportional, and detail drawings of furniture and joinery
  • Making mock-ups and scale models of your own designs
  • Learn how to put all the elements together into an original design that fully reflects the period, or crosses several periods
  • Learn the details and motifs that reflect certain styles

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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