Woodworking / Furniture Design

Woodworking students apply principles of art and craft to produce useful art objects.  While a variety of materials may be employed, the main emphasis of the area is woodworking.  As part of intensive “hands on” instruction, students learn to use a number of hand and power tools. 
Projects typically start with simple containers, then progress to complex furniture construction requiring carving, shaping, joinery, lamination and finishing techniques.  Problem-solving and creativity are dual concerns, making woodworking a unique blend of technical skill and aesthetic expression.

Facilities
The furniture design studio has 4,250 square feet of studio space, with 24 hour access.  Individual studio spaces for students with an emphasis in the discipline are also available. 

Woodworking Faculty
Sarah Martin is an assistant professor in Furniture Design/Woodworking. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts and her BFA from the University of Wisconsin.

Contact Information Sarah Martin smartin32@murraystate.edu

Woodworking Studio
wood room    machines

Advanced Student Studio
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Courses Offered 
ART 310 Introduction to Woodworking I (3). Three-dimensional design as it relates to ideas, tools, materials and processes.  The student designs projects which integrate aesthetics and function using a variety of materials and processes. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 112 or permission of instructor.

ART 313 Woodworking II (3). Exploration of functional design with an emphasis on development of personal direction in design.  Advanced methods of construction and techniques will be taught. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 310 or permission of instructor.

ART 314 Woodworking III (3). Advanced problems in functional design.  Chair and table construction will be emphasized in this class. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 313 or permission of instructor.

ART 413 Woodworking IV (3). Advanced problems in functional design.  Complex carcass and drawer construction will be emphasized. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 314 or permission of instructor.

ART 414 Woodworking V (3). Advanced problems in functional design.  Students will design and build functional pieces of their choosing. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 413 or permission of instructor.

ART 513 Woodworking VI (3). Advanced problems in functional design.  Students will design and build wood pieces of their choosing. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite: two courses in functional design or permission of instructor.

ART 514 Woodworking VII (3). Advanced problems in functional design.  Students will design and build wood pieces of their choosing. SIx hours per week. Prerequisite: ART 513 or permission of instructor.

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