Tuition: $9,750 Can
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Pre-requisites: Open to everyone
Our Twelve Week Craftsman Program is designed to provide a continuous period of intensive, hands-on study for both those considering a career in furniture making, and individuals who wish to pursue the craft for personal satisfaction and development. They enjoy the advantage of an uninterrupted stretch of time to immerse themselves in their work, with a degree of continuity not available when taking shorter classes. Because each student arrives at Rosewood with a unique skill set, throughout these longer programs we encourage the improvement of existing skills, while ensuring that challenges are paced appropriately for each individual.
The initial six weeks provide students with a thorough grounding in the basic skills of fine furniture making. In application of the skill building exercises, participants will create a small table featuring tapered legs and a finely fit drawer built with hand-cut dovetails. After the first six weeks, students will have the skills gained and the experience of having taken a rough sawn board from lumber to a finely made piece of furniture they can be proud of.
The second half of the program ranges from the demonstration and practice of more advanced building techniques to matters of design and professional practice. During these six weeks, students will apply what they learn in the creation of three additional small pieces of furniture, each one designed to apply new skills and techniques. Students completing our twelve week program will come away with a solid understanding of both the fundamentals and some of the more advanced techniques of fine furniture making, the skills to build a finely crafted piece of furniture, and a realistic appreciation of the challenges to be met in pursuing furniture making as a career.