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CSL 3352. Wood as Sculpture. 3 Credits.

This practical skill-building course will explore the different uses and applications of wood as a material for making art. Students will learn the material characteristics of wood, methods of milling and processing, as well as engineered wood products. Instruction will include joinery, proper use of fasteners and adhesives, and wood finishing techniques. Emphasis will be placed on tool safety, project planning, and critical thinking skills. Through a series of direct, hands-on explorations students will gain the knowledge and experience to safely and confidently use; stationary tools as well as portable woodworking machines to perform cutting, joining, turning, carving, shaping, and finishing operations. At the conclusion of this course students will be able to identify and use the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, drill press, hand circular saw, lathe, angle grinder, belt sander and miter saw. Successful completion of this course is required for use of the Sculpture Department’s woodworking studio.