MARQUETTE — Whittling away at NMU students are creating functional artistic furniture from wood in their woodworking program. The program offers a hands–on experience for students removed from mass–production furniture making.
Sustainability is an important aspect in the program as well as honing in on artistry and individuality, while networking through the university.
“I think it’s really important, nowadays, with all the technology out there and we’re far removed from our hands. With this kind of program it gets people back into a space where they can discover new ways working with their hands,” said Jason Schneider, Assistant Professor for wood-working and furniture design at NMU.
Students create all types of furniture and sculptures in the program and once they are finished with school, will also have a portfolio of their work to show to employers.