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Andy Buck

Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

585-475-2636
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Andy Buck

Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, Virginia Commonwealth University; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

585-475-2636

Currently Teaching

CWFD-301
6 Credits
This is the first of a two-semester sequential class covering intermediate techniques and aesthetics of woodworking. Topics covered include the design process, advanced hand and power tool joinery, intermediate machine processes, chair design and construction and CAD/CAM/CNC introduction. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-790
6 Credits
Initiation is the first of a two-semester sequential class covering creation of the master's thesis exhibition. Students will develop a topic of investigation for the master's thesis, select a graduate thesis committee, and begin the planning, research, and development of a body of creative work. There will be a strengthening of woodworking techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-699
0 Credits
The Furniture Design Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the furniture design or furniture manufacturing field. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Furniture Design Co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CWFD-499
0 Credits
The Furniture Design Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the furniture design or furniture manufacturing fields. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Furniture design co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CWFD-501
6 Credits
This is the first of a two-semester sequential class covering advanced techniques and aesthetics of woodworking. Topics covered include the design process, advanced woodworking processes, conceptually driven design and construction, development of a capstone project proposal and CAD/CAM/CNC.**Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-201
6 Credits
This is the first of a two-semester sequential class covering the fundamental techniques and aesthetics of woodworking. Topics covered include the care and use of hand tools, the care and maintenance of woodworking power tools, wood as a material, its basic properties, basic joinery and fundamental techniques of wood fabrication, and finishing. The course includes a machine maintenance program. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-599
1 - 6 Credits
Furniture Design Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Furniture Design students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Form to enroll.
CWFD-399
0 Credits
The Furniture Design Part-time Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the furniture design or furniture manufacturing fields. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Furniture design co-ops must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CWFD-799
1 - 6 Credits
Furniture Design Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Furniture Design students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Form to enroll.**NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
CWFD-698
1 - 6 Credits
The Furniture Design Internship will provide students with the option to work in the furniture design or furniture manufacturing field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll. Registration with co-op and placement office also required.
CWFD-887
0 Credits
The Furniture Design Part-time Co-op will provide students with the option to work in the furniture design or furniture manufacturing field. Students may apply for co-op employment to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Furniture Design Co-op must be approved and sponsored by a faculty adviser. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
CWFD-601
6 Credits
Furniture Design Graduate Studio covers the advanced aesthetics and techniques of woodworking and culminating in the master’s thesis. This program is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. There will be a strengthening of woodworking techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. The student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This repeatable course leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. Lab fee is required.
CWFD-498
1 - 6 Credits
The Furniture Design Internship will provide students with the option to work in the furniture design or furniture manufacturing field. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
CWFD-530
3 Credits
This is a class designed for non-majors, covering a fundamental introduction to techniques and aesthetics of woodworking. Topics covered include the use of select hand tools and woodworking power tools, wood as a material, its basic properties and fundamental processes of wood fabrication. The course includes a prescribed project based on five in-class contact hours. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-890
9 Credits
Furniture Design Thesis Resolution is final course covering the completion of the Masters Thesis exhibition. Working from an approved topic of investigation for the Master's Thesis, students work independently and create a body of work supported by a written thesis paper. In consultation with a selected graduate thesis committee, students plan, research, and develop a body of creative work for exhibition and review. There will be a strengthening of woodworking techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-702
6 Credits
Furniture Design Graduate Studio II is the second of a two-semester sequential class covering the advanced aesthetics and techniques of woodworking and culminating in the master's thesis. This program is structured on the basis of the individual student's needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. There will be a strengthening of woodworking techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This sequence leads to the master's thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-302
6 Credits
This is the second of a two-semester sequential class covering intermediate techniques and aesthetics of woodworking. Topics covered include the design process, advanced hand and power tool joinery, intermediate machine processes, veneering, drawer, door and solid wood carcase design and construction and CAD/CAM/CNC technology. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-202
6 Credits
This is the second of a two-semester sequential class covering the fundamental techniques and aesthetics of woodworking. Topics covered include the care and use of hand tools, the care and maintenance of woodworking power tools, wood as a material, its basic properties, basic joinery and fundamental techniques of wood fabrication, and finishing. The course includes a machine maintenance program. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CWFD-502
6 Credits
This is the second of a two-semester sequential class covering advanced techniques and aesthetics of woodworking. Topics covered include the design process, advanced woodworking processes, professional presentations, conceptually driven design and construction, and the creation of a capstone body of work. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
STAR-250
3 Credits
The course will involve two disciplines collaborating to develop creative works focused on a particular theme or conceptual framework. STAR Collaborative Topics will students an exploratory and collaborative studio experience that will encourage and increase preparation for cross-disciplinary work in later years. Students will use concept, design and creative inquiry to gain familiarity with the breadth and scope of each medium involved, as well as the potential for mixed-media solutions. This course will also provide students with the initial skills needed in order to take more advanced courses within media-specific STAR-BFA options (ceramics, furniture design, glass, and metals and jewelry Design). Exact description of each topic offered will be determined by a faculty team and may have limited repeatability.

Featured Work

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Buck, Andy. "Minding the Gap" Research and Creativity Exhibition. Mar. 2017. University Gallery, RIT, Rochester. Exhibit.
Buck, Andy. "New Work". Oct. 2017. Foyer Gallery, School of Art & Design, Australian National University, Canberra. Exhibit.
Buck, Andy. "Inside Stories"/ Solo Exhibition. Nov. 2017. Gallery NAGA, Boston. Exhibit.
Buck, Andy. Featured Work. 20 Nov. 2014. SOFA Exposition, Navy Pier- Represented by Aspen Grove Gallery & Anderson Ranch Art Center, Chicago. Exhibit.
Buck, Andy. Spring Exhibition. 29 May 2014. Pritam & Eames, East Hampton, NY. Exhibit.
Buck, Andy. "Across the Grain": Highlights from the Collection. Apr. 2013. Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA. Exhibit.
Buck, Andy. New Furniture. May 2013. Pritam & Eames, East Hampton, NY. Exhibit.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Buck, Andy. "Slappin' On the Paint"." Brown Bag Lecture Series. CIAS, RIT. Rochester, NY. 1 Mar. 2017. Lecture.
Buck, Andy. "Visiting Critic Lecture." Winter Lecture Series. Anderson Ranch Art Center. Snowmass, CO. 5 Dec. 2017. Lecture.
Buck, Andy. "Artist Talk." School of Art and Design. Australian National University. Canberra, AU. 20 Sep. 2017. Lecture.
Buck, Andy. "Creating Volume and Form." Public Lecture Series, Schemer Meeting Hall. Anderson Ranch Art Center. Snowmass, CO. 8 Jun. 2014. Lecture.
Buck, Andy and Michael Rogers. "Artist Collaboration." Art Department. University of Wisconsin. Steven's Point, WI. 10 Feb. 2014. Lecture.
Museum Collection Acquisition
Buck, Andy. Totem. Wood, Paint. Australian National University. (2017).
Full Length Book
Buck, Andy and Carl Adamshick. Receipt. 1 ed. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2017. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Buck, Andy. "A Personal Look Behind the Sketches and Thoughts of an Artist." Post Rochester. (2017). Print.
Kiley, Rich. "Author Spotlight: Andy Buck." Athenaeum. (2017). Print.
Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Buck, Andy. “Mr. Red in international traveling exhibition.” Boxes and Their Makers. Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton,MA. 21 Aug. 2010 - 31 Oct. 2011. Exhibition.
Buck, Andy. EMMA International Collaboration, in conjunction with Saskatchewan Craft Council. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada. 26 July - 2 Aug. 2010. Invited Exhibition/Collaboration.
Buck, Andy. Carved Headboard, Invitational Exhibition. Pritam & Eames The Gallery of Original Furniture. East Hampton, NY. May 2010. Exhibition.
Buck, Andy. Walled Mirrors, in Invitational Exhibition. Pritam & Eames The Gallery of Original Furniture. East Hampton, NY. Oct. 2010. Exhibition.
Formal Presentation
Buck, Andy. “Creating Volume and Form in Wood.” Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Snowmass Village, CO. June 2010. Invited Lecture/Workshop.