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Woodworking Curriculum.    (Return to Top)

 

Participants will learn various wood-working skills such as measuring, cutting, gluing, sanding, wood turning, and finishing. Instruction in the proper selection and use of materials and machines, as well as their maintenance requirements will be covered in training. This would include replacing blades, belts, and other consumables each machine or tool may require. Participants will be trained on 

 

1) chop saw ( cutting)  

2) lathe (wood turning)

3) table saw

4) orbital sander

5) bandsaw

6) planer

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Our artists on completion of the training period will be able to design, layout, and build various wood objects such as cutting boards, hand-turned ink pens, candle holds, and small furniture. They would be prepared for an entry level position in a wood shop

 

• Course instructor is Tripp Jarvis, MFA, an acclaimed metal sculptor who has many years experience teaching welding and plasma cutting at Liberty Arts in Durham, NC, and at other facilities.

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Metal

Metal Working.       (Return to Top)

 

• Part One - participants will fabricate a welded sculpture using recycled mild steel from local fabricators. Detailed
instruction will be provided on the basic operating mechanics of the machine, the various parts of the MIG (motorized

inert gas) welder, how to choose the appropriate welder and metal for specific applications, how to set-up and adjust con-
trol settings, wire and consumable selection, shielding gas selection, as well as daily maintenance for the welder. Proto-
cols in maintenance of auto-darkening welding shields and other protective clothing will also be taught. Emphasis on the

relationship between design and structural integrity will be explored.

• Part Two - participants will construct a small side table. Knowledge and skills will be strengthened around metal-
working in use of a plasma cutting torch, as well as other metal working tools, including grinders and chop saw. Like the

MIG welder, detailed information will be given in operating mechanics, machine set up, parts classification, and control
settings of the plasma torch. Participants will begin by laying out the design of their table, building the appropriate jig,
measuring and cutting metal with the chop saw, then use the skills they learned in Part One to weld their
table together.

• Course instructor is Tripp Jarvis, MFA, an acclaimed metal sculptor who has many years experi-
ence teaching welding and plasma cutting at Liberty Arts in Durham, NC, and at other facilities.

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Ceramics

Ceramics.      (Return to Top)

 Participants in the ceramics training program learn the process of throwing clay pots on the wheel. They will explore various techniques to achieve desired shapes and sizes. Instruction in coil building and slab work will also be given. They will  learn :

 

  1. Difference between types of clays and  their application

  2. Preparation of clay for throwing on wheel and hand-building

  3. Electric kiln usage -both bisque firing and glaze firing

  4. Kiln loading specifics and kiln digital programming

  5. Glazing

  6. Determine which process of claywork is most appropriate for specific designs

 

 By the end of the training period artists will be able to successfully design, create, glaze, and fire hand thrown pots, mugs, cups... Artists will have gained knowledge of how to produce a clay pot from beginning to end. They will be successfully be able to  design and construct other functional and sculptural objects with the hand building process

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3D Printing

3D Printing.      (Return to Top)

With this instruction, you will learn everything you need to know to design and 3D print your own creations. You'll learn Fusion 360, a 3D modeling program that will let you design just about anything. You'll also learn the ins-and-outs of desktop 3D-printing. Instruction will be in:

 

1.     Tools and materials

2.     Fusion 360 introduction

3.     Printer set up

4.     Create and print

5.     Sculpt tools in Fusion 360

6.     more complex modeling and mechanical joints

Instruction will be by JHF staff, online classes and guest instructors.

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Laser.     (Return to Top)

 Artists who want to explore the application of Glowforge (CO2) and Xtool (Diode) lasers, will have the opportunity to do so. They will learn:

 

  1. Difference types of files that can be used on the different lasers

  2. What materials can be utilized in the different lasers

  3. Upload design files

  4. Learn the difference in cutting, engraving and score

  5. Learn how to adjust settings for heat intensity and speed

  6. Maintenance and upkeep of the equipment

 

 By the end of the training period artists will be able to successfully upload a design onto glowforge and produce signs, coasters, jewelry and various other artistic expressions.

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