Woodshop should be considered an art in High School
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"the art of the Renaissance"
How is art different then woodshop.
Like the definition woodshop express's one imagination in a visible form.
Scroll Saw Projects look pretty nice and some may argue that they are art.
Woodshop should be consider one year of art at high school.
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Images of Woodturing
the work done by, or the occupation of, an engineer.
the action of working artfully to bring something about.
"if not for Keegan's shrewd engineering, the election would have been lost"
Woodturning isn't designing or building.
I will give you that it uses machines but I will also state that making clay pots which is considered an art uses a potter wheel and stove.
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Proof that Ceramic(Pottery) is an art
Technology-the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
"advances in computer technology"
machinery and equipment developed from the application of scientific knowledge.
the branch of knowledge dealing with engineering or applied sciences.
Woodshop isn't practical use.
Woodshop in America is more arts than crafts than drafting.
For example making a wall shelf isn't making a house.
The government considers woodshop more than arts and crafts but really it is.
This the projects i did this year so far.
This is more crafts than engineering/technology.
So are you saying that art is only for beauty and since woodshop is beauty and useful than its engineering. So if your statement is true then wouldn't woodshop be technology/engineering and arts.
"Stuff in arts and crafts are only for appearance, nothing more."-K-Kew
Was that an conclusion or something you made up. There is no definition that says that in any way.
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Simple Definition of craft
: an activity that involves making something in a skillful way by using your hands
: a job or activity that requires special skill
crafts : objects made by skillful use of the hands
1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency. See Synonyms at skill.
2. Skill in evasion or deception; guile.
a. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.
b. The practitioners of such an occupation or trade considered as a group.
4. pl. craft A boat, ship, aircraft, or spacecraft.
5. crafts Items made by craftspeople.
tr.v. craft"ed, craft"ing, crafts
To make or construct (something) with care or ingenuity.
Definition and Meaning
The term "craft" denotes a skill, usually employed in branches of the decorative arts (eg. ceramics), or in an associated artistic practice (eg. lace-making). A key feature of crafts is that they involve a high degree of "hands-on" craftsmanship (hence the colloquial term "handicrafts) rather than just skill with a machine.
See my point.
" I just gave you an example with the wooden hammer."-K-Kew
Your hammer example makes me question also if your even had woodshop because I don't recall anyone making a wooden hammer.
"In woodshop, you use a computer-aid design program to design your product."-K-Kew
Another point that makes you question if you ever had woodshop because the only time we use a computer was to make a report and get graded. What your saying is drafting.
"Technology not only means "advancement in computer technology", but it means advancement in society in general. The products created in woodshop advance society because they are beneficial and can make life easier."-K-Kew
What in woodshop makes life easier. A wall shelf?
"The products made in art are only for show and emotion. "-K-Kew
When I made my cutting board it's was beautiful and useful. From the mineral oil changing the color of the wood to a more beautiful appearance. Something only a woodshop student can understand. With this is where problems araise. If you don't have experience personal you won't relate.
My source weren't about woodshop I was comparing something that is considered art when it shouldn't be according to the definition of engineering. Which so happens to be pottery.
So my question is how is pottery not engineering when it uses machines like the potter's wheel and stove?
Keep in Note also counter the fact that you can make bowls which are the same as pots excluding building material.
"In woodshop, you use hard materials such as wood, plastic, or metal."-K-Kew
This fact is invalid you use mostly wood only time you would use plastic is when you're making a pen.
In the end some projects are more engineering than art but vise versa to.
There is wooden bowls, magic box, and woodturning so tell me how that isn't art.
The magic box is a Square with a cube inside it if that makes any sense and is used only for decoration.
I cut my wood into smaller piece that are long and narrow as an artist would slash his pencil. Then I glue them together as an artist would outline their work. I scrape the glue off as an artist would erase fix there mistakes. Then I sand it as an artist would put it's final touches. Then I finally put mineral oil as a artist would put his work in a frame.
My conclusion is that woodshop is engineering and art.
My conclusion is that the products you make in wood shop can become art if you wanted it to be. Not to mention, what you may think is art may not be the same with the next person. Art is not part of the original concept of wood shop as mentioned above. In wood shop, you use both hardware and software. When making products in wood shop, you use mathematical techniques to figure the measurements of the product, not in art. You generally use a computer-aid design program before you even build. What you make out of wood shop class is primarily to be used in everyday life, not art. Making it art is simply a choice, not a requirement of the class. Not to mention, another term for woos shop class is Tech Ed because again, you use both hardware and software.
I enjoyed this debate. I wished my opponent can spell my username right, (K-Lew, not K-Kew).
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