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Student Comments:



Tracey Porras
“This class has helped me put my ideas into tangible objects. With this class I've been able to draw them out, talk it over with creative and knowledgeable teachers, learn the building process, and watch my ideas come to life. I love seeing my finished product, it gives me a huge feeling of pride, and accomplishment. Its fun seeing my classmates projects at the end too!”


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Barry Hoffman
“The best part of the class is learning from the other students, seeing many
different designs come to life. Ideas are shared, and the camaraderie and
enthusiasm are contagious. The furniture design class has introduced me to new materials and common woodworking techniques, and allowed me to design and build my own projects. I have learned to safely use many different woodworking tools, and am much more knowledgeable and confident in my abilities.”


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Adam B. McLeod
“Prior to taking Furniture Design I had no previous experience in
woodworking, sculpture, or use of shop equipment. Since taking the class I have a great understanding on how to properly use shop tools to construct my designs into furniture with precision within a reasonable time. The process of building and designing to create an individual work of art has benefited my overall understanding of the elements of three-dimensional design and aesthetics.


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Gene Serafine
“I have had prior experience working with wood and metal. By taking this class I have learned new techniques and have greatly benefited from the advice and knowledge of the instructor and lab technician. By broadening my knowledge base I have become a better and more creative furniture designer and furniture maker. The challenge to improve imposed by the instructor has helped me to produce better quality furniture and sculpture items. I think the most important thing any student learns from this class is how to safely use the equipment in the lab. The safety aspects of the power tools are emphasized from the first day of class and monitored by the instructor and lab technician continuously. I have also learned better techniques of designing, preparing, assembling, and finishing furniture products.”


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