Vic Tesolin 3-day Masterclass

Design for Woodworking Masterclass

Thursday 8th – Saturday 10th August

About the Masterclass

There comes a time in a woodworker’s life when building from others plans just isn’t fun anymore. This is because one of the joys of woodworking is that you can make whatever you want to suit the décor and style that you enjoy. But how do you get those creative juices flowing?

Join Vic Tesolin for this three-day Design for Woodworking Masterclass and Vic will guide you through his ‘flow’ for furniture design. Vic will encourage you to use your “creative license”, a license that we all have but don’t always know how to tap into.

You will start with many simple line sketches that take seconds to complete, then ratify those sketches into full-scale drawings that are in perspective and scale. Don’t fret about your artistic skills for this class however, Vic will introduce you to your inner artist providing you with the skills and confidence you need to design your own master piece. Through your drawings all the elements of your piece will be explored including aesthetics, composition and functionality, joinery, hardware and material selection, finishing and construction strategies. And finally, you will convert your sketches into a 1/4 scale model called a maquette. Seeing things come to life in three dimensions is the “a-ha” moment that will solidify the composition of your design. The maquettes are made from a variety of materials that give you a great first-time view of your idea. Don’t miss this special opportunity to take those great ideas from your head and turn them into beautiful furniture.

Vic Tesolin is a Canadian furniture designer and maker, writer and woodworking educator. The intentions of this Design for Woodworking Masterclass are to equip participants with techniques for developing their own fundamental design skills and processes flexible enough to approach a number of woodworking and furniture design challenges. This course is perfect for anyone wishing to explore their own alternative directions in woodworking and furniture design. This class is intended for moderate to advanced woodworkers – only 14 places available so purchase your ticket today.

Your ticket includes:

  • All basic equipment and materials required to complete the course
  • A recommend tools list and Masterclass manual
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on each day
  • Entry to the Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference on Sunday the 11th
  • Entry to both days of the Wood Dust Timber & Tool Marketplace

The Vic Tesiolin three-day masterclass will be held at FAB9, 90 Maribyrnong Street Footscray, on Thursday the 8th to Saturday the 10th of August 2019.

Included in your ticket price is entry to Entry to the Weekend at Wood Dust Makers Conference on Sunday the 11th and both days to the Wood Dust Timber and Tool Marketplace. Both of these events are held in areas adjacent to the FAB9 workshops.

All meals, materials and basic equipment are supplied, and participants are provided with a recommended tools list covering the more specific tools required. Each day starts at 9.00am sharp and concludes at 5.00pm. Morning and afternoon tea served at 11.00am and 3.00pm respectively. Lunch served at 1.00pm for 45 minutes. Please advise of any dietary requirements.

Students to wear sturdy clothing, covered shoes and bring their own personal eye and hearing protection equipment. Please arrive 30 minutes early on Thursday the 8th for registration and induction.

Once you purchase your 3-day Masterclass ticket you will receive within 24 hours an email from our sales department confirming your purchase. Before the class commences, you will also receive a 3 Day Masterclass manual which sets out all the background information on the Masterclass covering transport options and parking, equipment and PPE, safety and contacts.

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