JASON SCHNEIDER
EXHIBIT: SPLINTER! COLORADO WOOD TODAY
March 29 - May 18, 2014

Foothill Art Center, Golden, Colorado
EXHIBIT: ELEVATED CORRUGATED
April 5 - June 22, 2014

San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design

Elevated Corrugated will focus on artists who maximize the crafting and manipulation of cardboard rather than having the material as an incidental or insignificant component. By assigning importance to a material most often thought of as disposable, these artists are altering perceptions of what is “serious, or legitimate” as an art medium.

Participating artists include: Tom Burckhardt, Scott Fife, Taro Hattori, Kiel Johnson, Mike Leavitt, Karen Rudd, Jason Schneider, David Sleeth, Michael Stutz, Ann Weber.

Curated by Marc D'Estout

WORKSHOP: CREATING IMAGES WITH THE CNC ROUTER
June 2 – 6, 2014

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

CONCEPT: This workshop is for anyone interested in learning how to create images in flat materials with a CNC (computer numerically controlled) router. We take drawings, photographs, scans and found images and import them into Photoshop, where we modify the images and prepare them for our CAM software. In the CAM software we assign tool paths for the CNC router to follow. We walk away with our images drawn, cut and routed into a variety of materials.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Solid wood, plywood, paper, vinyl and cardboard. Students provide their own computers (laptops preferred) with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Illustrator installed. Some computer skills are necessary. We use Vetric’s Aspire CAD/CAM software with router bits, knife cutters and pen and pencil attachments on the router.

ACTIVITIES: Starting with an overview of image-generating, basic wood-milling operations and parts preparation, we develop and practice the skills to use the CNC router creatively. Discussions, slide lectures, demonstrations and hands-on instruction occur at every stage.

- See more at: http://www.andersonranch.org/creating-images-with-the-cnc-router-w0101%e2%80%a8/#more-7256
DEMONSTRATOR: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF WOODTURNERS 2014 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
June 13-15, 2014

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ

I will be demonstrating how to turn corrugated cardboard and how to use fillers in the corrugations.
WORKSHOP: WOODWORKING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
June 16 – 20, 2014

Anderson Ranch Arts Center

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all

CONCEPT: One of the joys of furniture making is creating something you can actually use. This workshop covers basic woodworking techniques and design, promising to provide a nurturing, non-intimidating environment for the novice woodworker. No question or demonstration request is too simple. You can leave the Ranch with an inspired imagination, the confidence and skills to continue making things with wood and, most importantly, a functional table designed and constructed by you!

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Kiln-dried lumber. We learn essential techniques for the safe and efficient operation of common hand and power tools. A solid grounding in the basics: characteristics of wood, stock selection and preparation, drawing techniques and traditional joinery. We also learn about hand-applied finishing and painting to personalize our projects.

ACTIVITIES: Daily demonstrations take place in the mornings and emphasize the safe use of machinery and hand tools. In the afternoons we engage in lots of hands-on activity.

- See more at: http://www.andersonranch.org/woodworking-for-the-absolute-beginner-w0306%e2%80%a8/#more-7258