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Cursus Technique EN | Furniture making learning program

This program introduces you to several techniques essential to wooden furniture making. It brings together a series of courses that allow for a progressive and extensive learning process. Registration in this program gives you access to 5 courses of our program at a reduced price.

Advantages of the Cursus Technique EN

  • You build your skills and ease in the workshop through a progressive and comprehensive learning process.
  • You benefit from a 15% discount on the total price of the courses (335 $ off).
  • You can access an installment payment for your registration.
  • You have access to privileged resources and activities as an assiduous member of the ÉÉAM student community.
  • You will receive a certificate of training at the end of your program.
  • Once you have completed your program, you have the opportunity to rent the ÉÉAM Incubator Workshop to practice the techniques seen in the program.

Prerequisites for the cursus

Beginner – No prerequisites

Number of sessions

12 sessions

Training duration

86 hours

Cost

1 850 $ + txs
Installment payment

Courses included in the Cursus Technique EN

See the courses included in this training program for full details of how each course works.

Winter cursus schedule

Le bois EN

Saturday march 16th 2024, 9 AM To 4 PM

L’apprenti.e 1 EN

Saturday March 23th and April 6th 2024, 9 AM To 4 PM

L’apprenti.e 2 EN

Saturdays April 13th, 20th and 27th 2024, 8 AM To 5 PM

L’apprenti.e 3 EN

Saturdays May 4th, 11th and 25th and June 1st 2024, 8 Am To 5 PM

La touche finale EN

Saturdays June 8th and 15th 2024, 9 AM To 4 PM

The winter’s Cursus Technique EN is now FULL!

The 2024-2025 program (September 2024 to June 2025) will be available in late spring 2024.

TRAINING PLAN

Equipment used in this program
  • Wood samples
  • Books
  • Jointer
  • Planer
  • Table saw
  • Sliding table saw
  • Miter saw
  • Band saw
  • Routers (table router, handheld router and trimmer)
  • Mortise machine
  • Plate joiner and DOMINO joining machine
  • Drill press
  • Hand drills
  • Sanding machines
  • Palm sander (random orbit)
  • Rags and finishing accessories
Techniques and concepts taught in this program

Le bois EN • Understanding, identifying and buying wood

  • Wood physics
  • Wood species identification
  • Wood characteristics
  • Calculating and purchasing wood

L’apprenti.e 1 EN • Woodworking initiation

  • Woodworking fundamentals
  • Working with tools and safety
  • Planning a woodworking project
  • Working with rough lumber
  • Milling rabbet joints on the table saw
  • Cutting curved edges
  • Machine and hand sanding
  • Gluing
  • Pilot holes, couter sink and chambered holes for hardware (nails and screws)
  • Finish sanding

L’apprenti.e 2 EN • Joinery and sheet goods

  • Woodworking fundamentals
  • Working with tools and safety
  • Planning a woodworking project
  • Working with rough lumber
  • Making tenon and mortise and floating tenon and mortise joints
  • Working with wood panels
  • Making miter joints, biscuit joints and rabbet joints on wood panels
  • Cutting curved edges
  • Moldings
  • Gluing and cutting edge banding
  • Machine and hand sanding
  • Gluing
  • Pilot holes, counter sink and chambered holes for hardware
  • Finish sanding​

L’apprenti.e 3 EN • Frame and panel furniture

  • Woodworking fundamentals
  • Working with tools and safety
  • Planning a woodworking project
  • Making and installing mobile components such as doors and drawers
  • Working with rough lumber
  • Making tenon and mortise, tongue and groove and miter joints
  • Working with wood panels
  • Making miter joints, biscuit joints and rabbet joints on wood panels
  • Cutting curved edges
  • Moldings
  • Gluing and cutting edge banding
  • Machine and hand sanding
  • Gluing
  • Pilot holes, couter sink and chambered holes for hardware specific to doors, drawers and laminations
  • Finish sanding​

La touche finale EN • Varnish, oils, waxes and shellac

  • Basic safety concepts in the finishing shop
  • Repairing minor defects with putty
  • Raising the grain
  • Surface preparation
  • Sealing and filling the grain
  • Making a pigmented oil stain
  • Applying and layering finishing coats
  • Sanding between coats
Materials and equipment provided
  • Materials and tools needed to carry out exercises and/or projects
  • Course notebook
  • Wood samples
  • If necessary, loan of hearing protectors and safety glasses
Equipment to bring

IMPORTANT: For the course La touche finale EN • Varnish, oils, waxes and shellac you must bring a small woodworking project (without finishing) previously made in one of our courses like the case from the course L’apprenti.e 1.

 

If you have one, you can bring:

  • a dust mask
  • hearing protectors
  • safety glasses
  • safety shoes

Have you already taken one or more courses in the ÉÉAM program?

If you wish to register for the Cursus Technique EN, but have already taken one or more courses of the ÉÉAM program’s in the past, please contact us. Under certain conditions, you may be eligible to join the program with a 15% discount on missed courses.

The Cursus Technique EN (86 hours) is still an introduction to fine woodworking, compared to the technical college program, which is the learning and practice of the trade over a minimum duration of 3 years (1 965 hours).

Participants

Unless otherwise specified, ÉÉAM general public courses are only open to people 18 years of age and older.

As openness and inclusion are essential values for the ÉÉAM, the school strives to accommodate everyone who is interested in cabinetmaking. If you live with a functional limitation and have questions regarding your ability to attend training, please contact us to discuss.