Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Summer (2 OF 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Summer (2 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Summer (2 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Jun
24
Jun 25

Intermediate Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work”. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance.

Level IV students will build on advanced skills learned in Level III and will be introduced to making custom tools, twists, hardware, and other useful objects. As students become more involved with the metal, demonstrations will be tailored to their individual interests. 

 

Jun
24
Jun 25

Intermediate Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV. 

Level III students will get an introduction to advanced glass blowing skills techniques, and shop protocols. Emphasis for both levels will be on combining solid and hollow forms and learning new color techniques to combine form and color.

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs.

 

Jun
24
Jun 25

Intermediate Welding

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter. Students will be introduced to stick welding, setting of tanks, draining lines, cleaning tips, identifying and sorting metals, cleaning tools and equipment, adjusting equipment settings.

Level IV students will be introduced to preventative maintenance, basic repairs, sourcing and choosing materials, project management and advanced welding techniques e.g. TIG welding, silver soldering, stainless steel welding, and braising techniques.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Summer (3 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Summer (3 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Summer (3 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Summer (4 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Summer (4 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Summer (4 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Jul
8
Jul 9

Beginner Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to glass blowing skills, techniques, and shop protocols.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Jul
8
Jul 9

Beginner Welding

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to basic shop protocols, cutting, heating, and bending with oxyacetylene tank, oxyacetylene gas welding and MIG welding, and plasma cutter.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Jul
8
Jul 9

Beginner Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels I and II students.

Level I students will be introduced to safety, shop protocols and etiquette, and techniques which include hammer control, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, nomenclature, simple twists, and general “white work”.

Level II will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Summer (5 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Summer (5 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Jul
14
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Summer (5 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Summer (6 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Summer (6 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Summer (6 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Jul
22
Jul 23

Intermediate Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work”. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance.

Level IV students will build on advanced skills learned in Level III and will be introduced to making custom tools, twists, hardware, and other useful objects. As students become more involved with the metal, demonstrations will be tailored to their individual interests. 

Jul
22
Jul 23

Intermediate Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV. 

Level III students will get an introduction to advanced glass blowing skills techniques, and shop protocols. Emphasis for both levels will be on combining solid and hollow forms and learning new color techniques to combine form and color.

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs.

Jul
22
Jul 23

Intermediate Welding

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter. Students will be introduced to stick welding, setting of tanks, draining lines, cleaning tips, identifying and sorting metals, cleaning tools and equipment, adjusting equipment settings.

Level IV students will be introduced to preventative maintenance, basic repairs, sourcing and choosing materials, project management and advanced welding techniques e.g. TIG welding, silver soldering, stainless steel welding, and braising techniques.

Aug
5
9:30 am09:30

Blacksmithing - Hammer Making

This workshop is open to intermediate level students.

Participants will have the opportunity to make your own forging hammer for blacksmithing. The focus will be on techniques for making the traditional cross peen and/or rounding hammer. Time permitting other styles may be explored. Blacksmithing skills and processes covered will include punching, drifting, working with and as a striker and heat treatment. 

Details

Saturday August 5, 9:30am to 4pm

Cost: $150.00; Workshop fee includes materials and complimentary 3 hour studio time

Requirements: Participants must have close-toed shoes or boots, natural clothes, and hair tied back

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present

Aug
12
Aug 13

Beginner Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to glass blowing skills, techniques, and shop protocols. Emphasis for this level is on solid forming with basic color application to create paper weights, flowers, and simple sculptural forms.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis for level II is on bubble/vessel forming with basic color application to create cups, small vases, and/or sculptural forms. Participants will work as a team to complete individual projects. Time will be split between demonstration, hands on practicing, and assisting one another. 

Details

Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13, 9:30am to 4pm

Cost: $285.00; Workshop fee includes materials and complimentary 3 hour studio time

Requirements: Participants must have close-toed shoes or boots, natural clothes, and hair tied back

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present

Aug
12
Aug 13

Beginner Welding

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to basic shop protocols, cutting, heating, and bending with oxyacetylene tank, oxyacetylene gas welding and MIG welding, and plasma cutter.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Aug
12
Aug 13

Beginner Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels I and II students.

Level I students will be introduced to safety, shop protocols and etiquette, and techniques which include hammer control, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, nomenclature, simple twists, and general “white work”.

Level II will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Aug
26
Aug 27

Intermediate Welding

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter. Students will be introduced to stick welding, setting of tanks, draining lines, cleaning tips, identifying and sorting metals, cleaning tools and equipment, adjusting equipment settings.

Level IV students will be introduced to preventative maintenance, basic repairs, sourcing and choosing materials, project management and advanced welding techniques e.g. TIG welding, silver soldering, stainless steel welding, and braising techniques.

Aug
26
Aug 27

Intermediate Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work”. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance.

Level IV students will build on advanced skills learned in Level III and will be introduced to making custom tools, twists, hardware, and other useful objects. As students become more involved with the metal, demonstrations will be tailored to their individual interests. 

Aug
26
Aug 27

Intermediate Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV. 

Level III students will get an introduction to advanced glass blowing skills techniques, and shop protocols. Emphasis for both levels will be on combining solid and hollow forms and learning new color techniques to combine form and color.

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs.

Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Fall (1 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Fall (1 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Sep
8
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Fall (1 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Sep
9
Sep 10

Beginner Welding

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to basic shop protocols, cutting, heating, and bending with oxyacetylene tank, oxyacetylene gas welding and MIG welding, and plasma cutter.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Sep
9
9:30 am09:30

Beginner Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to glass blowing skills, techniques, and shop protocols.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Sep
9
Sep 10

Beginner Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels I and II students.

Level I students will be introduced to safety, shop protocols and etiquette, and techniques which include hammer control, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, nomenclature, simple twists, and general “white work”.

Level II will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Sep
15
5:00 pm17:00

Welding Exploration, Fall (2 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Fall (2 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Fall (2 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Sep
16
9:30 am09:30

Blacksmithing - Make a Box Forge and Burner

This workshop is open to intermediate level students.

Come build a propane forge for blacksmithing and metalwork. Participants will build a forge and propane burner from furnished parts including necessary regulator, gauges valve and hose to connect to propane supply (tank not included). The forge is a portable unit perfect for use in shop or studio as well as temporary setups. The forge may also be used for metal casting as well. Skills covered will include basic burner design principles including some other burner designs, forge construction and working with refractory materials. 

Details
 

Saturday September 16, 9:30am to 4pm

Cost: $430.00; Workshop fee includes materials and complimentary 3 hour studio time

Requirements: Participants must have close-toed shoes or boots, natural clothes, and hair tied back

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present

Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Fall (3 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Fall (3 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Fall (3 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Sep
29
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Fall (4 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Sep
29
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Fall (4 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Sep
29
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Fall (4 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Sep
30
Oct 1

Intermediate Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work”. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance.

Level IV students will build on advanced skills learned in Level III and will be introduced to making custom tools, twists, hardware, and other useful objects. As students become more involved with the metal, demonstrations will be tailored to their individual interests. 

Sep
30
Oct 1

Intermediate Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV. 

Level III students will get an introduction to advanced glass blowing skills techniques, and shop protocols. Emphasis for both levels will be on combining solid and hollow forms and learning new color techniques to combine form and color.

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs.

Sep
30
Oct 1

Intermediate Welding

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will develop confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter. Students will be introduced to stick welding, setting of tanks, draining lines, cleaning tips, identifying and sorting metals, cleaning tools and equipment, adjusting equipment settings.

Level IV students will be introduced to preventative maintenance, basic repairs, sourcing and choosing materials, project management and advanced welding techniques e.g. TIG welding, silver soldering, stainless steel welding, and braising techniques.

Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Fall (5 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Fall (5 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Fall (5 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Fall (6 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Fall (6 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Oct
13
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Fall (6 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.


Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Blacksmithing Exploration, Summer (1 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will befire lighting techniques and temperature control, identifying appropriate working temperature, maintaining tools and equipment, hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, simple twists, and “white” work.

 

Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Welding Exploration, Summer (1 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic Instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be oxyacetylene torch; cutting, heating, and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, and basic hand tools.

Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Glass Blowing Exploration, Summer (1 of 6)

This workshop is available to beginners, meeting weekly over 6 consecutive weeks.

Basic instruction will include safety, tool and equipment use, and shop protocols. Techniques covered will be Solid forming, Bubble/vessel forming and Color applications.

Jun
10
Jun 11

Beginner Blacksmithing

This workshop accommodates levels I and II students.

Level I students will be introduced to safety, shop protocols and etiquette, and techniques which include hammer control, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, nomenclature, simple twists, and general “white work”.

Level II will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

 

 

Jun
10
Jun 11

Beginner Welding

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to basic shop protocols, cutting, heating, and bending with oxyacetylene tank, oxyacetylene gas welding and MIG welding, and plasma cutter.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

Jun
10
Jun 11

Beginner Glass Blowing

This workshop accommodates level I and II students.

Level I students will get an introduction to glass blowing skills, techniques, and shop protocols.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I.

 

Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

Cuttle Bone Casting

Students will be given cuttlebones, pre-cut into a two part mold. Given basic tools and instruction on the process from start to finish, students will create a design and pour their pattern in Britannia Metal. This process is ideal for jewelry or a small sculptural castings. 

Sep
24
9:00 am09:00

Bowl-o-Rama

Students will be given a pre-packed, two-part sand mold of a bowl form to carve into with instruction during this three-hour class. Their final product will be poured at the 10th Intercollegiate Iron Pour, September 24th 2016. Students are not required to attend the pour, but are encouraged to come and enjoy the event. 

Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Cuttle Bone Casting

Students will be given cuttlebones, pre-cut into a two part mold. Given basic tools and instruction on the process from start to finish, students will create a design and pour their pattern in Britannia Metal. This process is ideal for jewelry or a small sculptural castings. 

Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Bowl-o-Rama

Students will be given a pre-packed, two-part sand mold of a bowl form to carve into with instruction during this three-hour class. Their final product will be poured at the 10th Intercollegiate Iron Pour, September 24th 2016. Students are not required to attend the pour, but are encouraged to come and enjoy the event. 

Sep
7
Sep 11

Introduction to Iron Casting Workshop

This workshop is open to anyone interested in casting iron, as well as Blacksmiths interested in making their own cast iron fire pots, clinker breakers, swage blocks and any other accoutrements pertaining to their craft or creativity. Students will have access to a variety of patterns provided by the foundry director, but are encouraged to bring items they are interested in, their own patterns, and ideas. This course will provide students will basic mold making techniques including parted molds and the lost wax process, as well as hands on experience with safety practices in pouring metal.  

Sep
3
Sep 4

Introduction to Welding

This workshop will focus on an overview of welding techniques and equipment. Students will learn to use an Oxy acetylene welder, plasma cutter, and MIG Welder to learn basic heating, cutting, and bending to create a custom sculpture. For the purpose of expediency MIG welding will be the primary focus. Students will be led through health and safety instruction and then will practice the basic techniques learned on scrap metal provided. With these skills, students will spend the second day constructing a metal piece of their own creation.

Prerequisite: No experience necessary

 

Sep
3
Sep 4

Introduction to Glass Blowing

Introduction to glass blowing will focus on the basic principles of glass blowing. Each weekend the class will concentrate on a particular aspect such as solid forming blown forms, vessels, and color application. Students will be led through a series of demonstrations of tools and techniques to help participants understand the principles of glass blowing and glass sculpture. Each student will have the chance to work one-on-one with an instructor creating finished work to take home.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Sep
3
Sep 4

Beginner to Intermediate Blacksmithing – Twists

Students will learn a wide variety of twist styles that they can later incorporate into their projects. Unique techniques include hot-incising of patterns and selective chilling.

14 +, Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian present
Introduction to Blacksmithing or comparable experience

Aug
27
Aug 28

Introduction to Stained Glass

On Saturday you will make a suncatcher that is yours to keep. You will be provided all of the tools and supplies to make this first piece. There will be 3 patterns to choose from, they are sufficiently challenging so you will understand the process but not so difficult that they are discouraging. On Sunday you build on what you have learned and make a small stained glass panel from supplied patterns.  The day will include a field trip to the Deluge Design Stained Glass Studio in Cambridge, NY where you will select glass and purchase your supplies.

16 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Aug
27
Aug 28

Introduction to Ceramics – Anagama/Train Kiln Firing

Workshop participants with receive instruction on basic clay modeling and construction. Participants will be introduced to different natural ash surfaces possible in the wood kilns at SAW. There will be suggested projects to help participants develop an understanding of the material and process. Pieces created in the workshop will be firing in the small or large wood-kiln. Each participant may fire up to one milk crate full of work in the wood-kiln.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Aug
27
Aug 28

Introduction to Blacksmithing

Students will learn hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, tool nomenclature, simple twists, and general “white” work.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

 

Aug
27
Aug 28

Introduction to Welding

This workshop will focus on an overview of welding techniques and equipment. Students will learn to use an Oxy acetylene welder, plasma cutter, and MIG Welder to learn basic heating, cutting, and bending to create a custom sculpture. For the purpose of expediency MIG welding will be the primary focus. Students will be led through health and safety instruction and then will practice the basic techniques learned on scrap metal provided. With these skills, students will spend the second day constructing a metal piece of their own creation.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Aug
27
Aug 28

Introduction to Glass Blowing

Introduction to glass blowing will focus on the basic principles of glass blowing. Each weekend the class will concentrate on a particular aspect such as solid forming blown forms, vessels, and color application. Students will be led through a series of demonstrations of tools and techniques to help participants understand the principles of glass blowing and glass sculpture. Each student will have the chance to work one-on-one with an instructor creating finished work to take home.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Aug
24
9:00 am09:00

Bowl-o-Rama

Students will be given a pre-packed, two-part sand mold of a bowl form to carve into with instruction during this three-hour class. Their final product will be poured at the 10th Intercollegiate Iron Pour, September 24th 2016. Students are not required to attend the pour, but are encouraged to come and enjoy the event. 

Aug
22
Aug 28

Introduction to Iron Casting Workshop

This workshop is open to anyone interested in casting iron, as well as Blacksmiths interested in making their own cast iron fire pots, clinker breakers, swage blocks and any other accoutrements pertaining to their craft or creativity. Students will have access to a variety of patterns provided by the foundry director, but are encouraged to bring items they are interested in, their own patterns, and ideas. This course will provide students will basic mold making techniques including parted molds and the lost wax process, as well as hands on experience with safety practices in pouring metal.  

Aug
20
9:00 am09:00

Cuttle Bone Casting

Students will be given cuttlebones, pre-cut into a two part mold. Given basic tools and instruction on the process from start to finish, students will create a design and pour their pattern in Britannia Metal. This process is ideal for jewelry or a small sculptural castings. 

Jul
9
Jul 10

Children’s Memory Bubble Workshop

  • Salem Art Works, Glo Glass Shop

Families are encouraged to bring their children to this unique glass blowing event at Salem Art Works. The children will pick the colors for their personalized memory bubbles and sit at the bench and assist the Alzheimer’s glass blowers.

Jul
9
Jul 10

Introduction to Blacksmithing

Students will learn hammer control, tapering, basic curls, shouldering, riveting, hot cutting, basic metallurgy, safety, tool nomenclature, simple twists, and general “white” work.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Jul
9
Jul 10

Beginner to Intermediate Welding

This workshop will focus on in-depth welding techniques, which can be incorporated into a variety of metal projects. Students will have access to oxy-acetylene for cutting and bending, MIG welder, plasma cutter, finishing tools, and scrap metal. This is a custom class for students to further explore their own interests. Students can bring sketches, their own welding equipment, metal objects and material, something needing repair, and a lot of energy!

14 +, Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian present
Introduction to Welding or comparable experience

Jun
25
Jun 26

Introduction to Stained Glass

On Saturday you will make a suncatcher that is yours to keep. You will be provided all of the tools and supplies to make this first piece. There will be 3 patterns to choose from, they are sufficiently challenging so you will understand the process but not so difficult that they are discouraging. On Sunday you build on what you have learned and make a small stained glass panel from supplied patterns.  The day will include a field trip to the Deluge Design Stained Glass Studio in Cambridge, NY where you will select glass and purchase your supplies.

16 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Jun
25
Jun 26

Introduction to Welding

This workshop will focus on an overview of welding techniques and equipment. Students will learn to use an Oxy acetylene welder, plasma cutter, and MIG Welder to learn basic heating, cutting, and bending to create a custom sculpture. For the purpose of expediency MIG welding will be the primary focus. Students will be led through health and safety instruction and then will practice the basic techniques learned on scrap metal provided. With these skills, students will spend the second day constructing a metal piece of their own creation.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required

Jun
25
Jun 26

Introduction to Glass Blowing

Introduction to glass blowing will focus on the basic principles of glass blowing. Each weekend the class will concentrate on a particular aspect such as solid forming blown forms, vessels, and color application. Students will be led through a series of demonstrations of tools and techniques to help participants understand the principles of glass blowing and glass sculpture. Each student will have the chance to work one-on-one with an instructor creating finished work to take home.

14 +, Participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian present
No previous experience required