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Design Lab

Course No. FND 107L  Credits: 0.0

Design Lab class introduces woodshop safety and basic skills in machinery use. Students learn the fundamental characteristics of wood as a versatile medium, as well as appropriate construction methods for particular applications. Offered fall and spring.

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Barbara Chira

Academic Director, Cores + Connections; Adjunct Professor of Art

On faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Art since 2006, Barbara Chira has also been Academic Director of CIA'...more

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