A real world application of the design to build process from need to outcome stressing modeling, practical design, iteration, refinement, tool exploration, materials learning and skill development.

The design process of a new screen printing table for the  Apparel Design & Screen Printing  class.

The design process of a new screen printing table for the Apparel Design & Screen Printing class.

inquiry

Rather than simply assigning students a project to complete, we focus on the concept that the design process starts with an analysis of what we are building and why. At times this includes a conversation with different stakeholders, an analysis of the success criteria and limitations. Real-life budgets and materials research.

Design

The design process looks different for each object created. It might include a scaled and labeled blueprint, a mock-up model from cheaper materials or even a digital SketchUp Design. Potential products modeled can then be presented to different stakeholders for feedback before final production.

 
The building of a new screen printing table at the Oregon Woodworkers Guild.

The building of a new screen printing table at the Oregon Woodworkers Guild.

SKILLS

Before creating the final product, we often introduce new skills, materials and tools. This includes safety training, proper technique, and ample practice before final production.

BUILD

The majority of the time in this program revolves around the real life building of the objects rather than the theoretical analysis of them.


Program Details

  • Week 1: Plywood Furniture

    • July 9, 10, & 11

    • Times & Dates TBD

    • Instructor: Michael Rutledge & Tymon Emch

  • Week 2: Digital Music Podium

    • July 23, 24, 25th

    • Times & Dates TBD

    • Instructor: Michael Rutledge & Tymon Emch

Registration Details TBD