University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Designing and building furniture (and other projects) from pictures

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Instructor:
Gerlach Wiesengrund


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA94 September 17, 2016
Crs #:
503
Date:
Sat Sep 17
Time:
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
6/70
Room:
Gpaster195
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
Track:
General
Description
"Ever seen a chair, chest or other cool piece of medieval workmanship and really wanted to make it, but didn’t know where to start? This class will walk you through several methods used to take a picture, painting, or woodcut and make your own furniture. We’ll discuss drafting methods using vanishing points, museum sketches, and the empirical method*. Included will be discussions of the differences in modern standard sizing and period furniture and woodwork. If we have time, we’ll discuss projects that you want to start on or are struggling with, so bring a picture of the piece. *Empirical method trademark pending a review by a review board of some sort, probably with a bunch of serious looking types."