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.

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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.
September 29, 2021 to December 1, 2021, Online
Learn how to turn your initial idea into a real piece of furniture and go through all stages of the professional design process without leaving your home. Observe and experiment to find an inspiration. Create and develop your concepts. Use sketches, drawings and models to test and refine the proposal. Develop your furniture design skills, experiencing a variety of technologies. Learn how to effectively document and communicate your projects to your clients. Estimated supplies costs: $200. Instructors' supplies list available upon registration.
October 4, 2021 to December 6, 2021, Online