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(Around) The Side Table

June 23 - 28, 2024

Jason Ramey  ·  jasonramey.com

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, students will explore traditional and modern interior spaces to guide the ideation and building process, as they construct side tables. The following questions will be explored during the ideation process: How does the furniture we make relate to the space it inhabits? How do details of certain interior spaces influence our design aesthetic? How can our history with a particular space influence aesthetic choices? Students will learn the milling process from beginning to end. This workshop will also cover water-based and oil-based finishes.


  • Joinery
  • Design planning & measurement
  • Milling
  • Finishing techniques


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Basics of milling, joinery, and finishing
  • A completed side table



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Jason Ramey is an educator and artist currently living in Minnesota, and teaching at UM Morris. Ramey received a BFA in furniture design/wood from The Herron School of Art and Design, and a MFA and MA in furniture/wood from The University of Wisconsin Madison, where he studied under Tom Loeser. Ramey previously taught in the wood department at UW Madison, and subsequently, The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Past awards include: International Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, The Frist Chazen Award, chosen by curator and artist, Michelle Grabner (Madison, Wisconsin), and was 1 of 5 recipients of a Jerome Fellowship in 2015. Ramey has been a visiting artist in the US, as well as at CAFA, the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Ramey has also been a participating artist in the bi-annual Emma International Collaboration event in Saskatchewan Canada for the past 12 years. Ramey’s current studio practice merges digital technology with traditional woodworking and sculptural processes, and he remains interested in the how interior spaces affect/influence our choices in regard to the furniture and/or objects that may inhabit these spaces.

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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