Design for Woodworkers with Michael Fortune August 22 - 26, 2022

about this workshop

Where do design ideas for furniture come from? How do I develop my own ideas? This course will introduce the participants to a series of simple bench top design exercises that will exponentially expand how and where students look for inspiration. This course is for woodworkers who want to move beyond working from plans or copying other woodworkers’ designs. Sharpen those scissors, plug in that glue gun and have fun while developing your own unique furniture designs. This course will change your perception of furniture making.

Unique Instructor Michael Fortune

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$895 tuition + $140 materials
includes 2 paid tours

Key Points:
*How to identify design ideas in your environment
*How to develop your own custom design sequence
*How to sketch and make models and full size mockups
*How to critique your own work
*How to assemble an idea bank that will be useful for years to come

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Design for Woodworkers with Michael Fortune August 22 - 26, 2022


Availability: Open

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