Modern Bent Wood Stool

Instructor: Brandon Blische
Description: This workshop meets Saturday, September 1 from 10am - 4pm; and Sunday, September 2 from 11:30am - 4:00pm. The process of bending plywood for use in furniture design dates back as early as the 1830s due to manufacturing tools made possible by the Industrial Revolution. 20th-century design luminaries Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen took this concept to a new level by developing structural shell chairs by molding layers of glue and wood veneer into three-dimensional forms – a method never before used to make furniture. In this weekend workshop, students will learn how to curve and bend a sheet of high quality plywood to create one stool or ottoman. Learn to use the table saw, band saw, orbital sanders, and hand tools to create your own contemporary piece of furniture. No prior woodworking experience required. Tuition includes wood, finishing supplies, and required safety items. REQUIRED: Signed studio waiver (provided in class); closed-toed shoes; long hair must be tied back; no jewelry; roll up long sleeves. Students should bring an apron and wear clothes you don't mind getting glue on. Bring a bag lunch on Saturday or enjoy downtown eateries within walking distance.
Dates: September 1-September 2
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Number of Sessions: 1
Age: 17 and older
Cost: $270 ($245 member)