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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

ART.-010 Woodshop Orientation

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Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD 080 .
The Woodshop Orientation introduces art and design students to general woodworking safety practices and basic woodworking materials and techniques. It is an introduction to the materials, processes, and procedures that are utilized in subsequent studio courses. Students will learn to safely use hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery, as well as basic woodworking terminology. This is not a proficiency course but rather a basic introduction to the woodshop safety procedures and processes relative to art/graphics class projects that utilize the woodshop facilities in the Visual Art & Design Center. This class should be taken in the same semester as ART.-142: 3-Dimensional Design, or ART.-261: Painting I. This course is intended for Art and Design majors who use the VADC Woodshop for their courses.

Course Outcomes
  • Understand and apply basic/proper safety practices as they pertain to the woodshop.
  • Care for and safely use non-powered woodworking tools.
  • Care for and safely operate portable and woodworking machinery.
  • Estimate material requirements, create material lists and plan cut lists.
  • Accurately measure, mark, and cut materials for various projects using hand and power tools.
  • Safely drill and sand materials.
  • Apply material securing measures, clamps and jigs.
  • Practice appropriate clean up in a shared shop area.
  • Practice proper tool and machine clean up.
  • Use appropriate materials, tools, equipment & procedures to carry out work on projects.
  • Follow the MCC Student Code of Conduct and practice civility.