Instructor: William Jeffrey Tolbert

No image available Biography: EDUCATIONB.S. Biology, Millsaps College; B.F.A., Museum Art School; M.F.A., Yale University.BIOGRAPHYHas also taught at Marylhurst College, Yale University, Parsons The New School For Design, and The Cooper Union; president and owner of ArtPanel Inc. (1993-2000), which manufactured high-quality wood supports for fine artists; Project Manager for the Way2Go tandem car project, a revolutionary, lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicle for the transportation industry; has exhibited in New York and across the country; worked with Philip Riley to create a portfolio of giclée prints, which were featured in a group exhibition at Skink Ink Editions.

Classes by this instructor


Explore drawing as a means to create new ideas about furniture. Start by learning how to use perspective, line drawings, tonal studies; then practice line and tone in drawings; followed by using sources from life to bring new ideas to your furniture projects.
February 9, 2022 to April 13, 2022, Online
Furniture design and manufacturing is a growing business. Learn how to thrive in that exciting world. Develop and adopt your professional skills to the specificity of the market. Learn how to specify, plan and price your designs. Work on project briefs, timelines and costing sheets. Gain a basic understanding of ergonomics. Pre-Requisites: XSI-313 Two- Week Summer Furniture Design Intensive or XCSI-313 Furniture Design Foundation; and XCSI-314 Furniture Design Drawing and Composition Courses.
February 12, 2022 to April 30, 2022, Online