S1 Course

As an introduction to the department students cover health and safety within the department looking at the equipment and processes used.


The first project the students design and make is the Tangram. This is a small puzzle with internal 90 degree angles and can be difficult to solve once complete.

For their second project students look at why designers are influenced by ergonomics before designing and making a spatula.


Natural resources covering hard wood and softwood are covered in the next project where the student’s produce a small spice rack. The students are introduced to two different types of joints for the assembly of their product.


Rendering is covered for each project with a final exercise rendering a horse.