In this course students will work together to build a complex, yet manageable, timber frame awning design for over a doorway or window. The design consists of three dimensionally curved pieces, known in carpentry as double-curvature work. Students will create brackets with curved braces to support the awning. Figuring how to cut real lengths, angles and curves of each piece will involve the same process of drawing out the project on paper which is taught in the May 13-17 Stereotomy: Building The Moore Trestle workshop. Students will learn to use the visuospatial part of their brain; the group of cognitive functions which analyzes and understands space to solve these complexities. Students will use mental imagery and navigation to process and rotate 2D and 3D objects in their mind. The visuospatial construction process enables craftsmen to reproduce drawings or use components to construct objects and shapes. Visuospatial functions represent the brain’s highest level of visual processing. The use of stereotomy – Art du Trait, transforms the work as well as the worker. With support and supervision from Patrick, students will think, reflect, and learn to envision differently. Stereotomy – Art du Trait makes anyone who has mastered it, a visionary in spatial depth. It is the alchemy of solids. A prerequisite of the course is to have knowledge, understanding, and use of hand tools (i.e. chisels, hand saws, layout tools).