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Into the Woods


Studio Art and Biology and Natural Resources


Professor Dane Carlson and Dr. John Lovseth


Where does wood come from, and how does its origins as a material influence the ways we use it to make things? What are the connections between art and science, or design and research? Into the Woods explores these questions through a multidisciplinary examination of forests, trees, and wood. Throughout the semester, you’ll learn a range of applied manual skills needed to work with wood like milling lumber and using hand tools in the woodshop. At the same time, you’ll study how forests are made by many forces: ecological relationships, human management, material qualities, political power, and bey