Diploma in Furniture Carpentry

Furniture carpentry

This daytime diploma course is designed to give you the basic furniture carpentry techniques, craftmanship and design skills that will help you prepare for higher studies, develop your artistic expression or simply provide you with new energy in your daily life! Maybe you want to lay the foundation to a completely new line of work or spice up your curriculum or portfolio with fresh qualifications.

CONTENT
The course includes both practical och theoretical elements and is set up in project form, which means you will see your project through from sketch to finished product. You will learn the basic techniques and practical knowledge of materials, tools and machines. During the course you will have the opportunity to make a process project, which will be the foundation of your furniture design. Lectures on furniture history and contemporary furniture designers will be included in the course.

SETUP
The course merges theory and practice, but the main emphasis lies on the practical elements. Teaching takes place in groups, with individual guidance and supervision of the progress of each student.

The course consists of two course days a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays hrs 09.00-15.15, during a total of 13 weeks.

QUALIFICATIONS
No prior knowledge or experience is required.

TEACHER
Oskar Johansson has studied both at Steneby School and Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies, from where he has a Bachelor’s degree and trade certificate. During his time as a furniture carpenter he has worked with artists and craftsmen in Philadelphia and has been travelling and visiting with masters in Japan. Now he runs his own business A Makers Collective together with others within the trade in their own studio/workshop in Gothenburg. Oskar has had several exhibitions both in Sweden and abroad.

All our teachers undergo a basic pedagogy course at Medborgarskolan and are offered an extensive internal educational programme with the possibility of personal and pedagogic/methodic development.

COURSE MATERIAL
Course material is not included in the course fee. All the tools needed in the course are available in our workshop.

Before course start you will receive a letter with more detailed material information.

GOOD TO KNOW
To receive a diploma, an 80 percent course attendance as well as approved course elements are required.

This course is not eligible for state student grants or loans. However, if you prefer you can divide the course fee in three payments (just indicate this when registering).

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