Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (1/8 sessions)

Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (1/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

LEATHERWORK WALLET

Dates: Sat | 06/30 | 10-5pm | 1 day
Cost: $100 plus $25 for materials
Instructor: Luke Claymon
Class size: 6
Level: Beginners and up

In this one day workshop, students will cut and sew a custom sized leather case for their favorite device. Students may choose an optional lanyard or belt loop to attach to their cases.

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Jun
30
to Jul 1

INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/30-07/01 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Ron Bakerian
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work” and nomenclature develops with practice. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance. Emphasis will be on gaining independence and time management.

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. 

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Jun
30
to Jul 1

INTERMEDIATE GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/30-07/01 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Intermediate and up

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. Emphasis for level III is on combining solid and hollow forms, incorporating basic bit work, and new color techniques including hot color application, overlays, and cane application. 

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs. As students become more involved with the glass, more possibilities arise for the group. 

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Jun
30
to Jul 1

SAND MOLD MAKING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/30-07/01 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $250
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

Participants will bring patterns to make multi-part and/or wax melt-out sand molds. Opportunities for first time mold making available as well as more advanced mold making with a project proposal. Molding will take place over the two days until the completion of the molds.

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Jul
4
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (2/8 sessions)

METAL CASTING 201
Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Jul
5
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (2/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

INTERMEDIATE METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 07/07-07/08 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter develops with practice. 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. Emphasis for level IV is identifying different kinds of metal to choose appropriate techniques and equipment to get a desired result.

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

ALUMINUM CASTING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 07/07-07/08 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $250
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

Participants will utilize Direct Carving Methods and two-part sand molding techniques to make molds on Day one and will pour their molds in Aluminum on Day two. The castings will be opened from the molds, sprues/vents cut off, and the castings reviewed on the second day.

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Jul
7
to Jul 8

INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 07/07-07/08 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Ron Bakerian
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work” and nomenclature develops with practice. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance. Emphasis will be on gaining independence and time management.

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. 

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Jul
11
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (3/8 sessions)

METAL CASTING 201

Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Jul
12
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (3/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (4/8 sessions)

METAL CASTING 201

Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Jul
19
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (4/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Aug
1
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (5/8 sessions)

METAL CASTING 201

Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Aug
2
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (5/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $480
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Aug
4
to Aug 5

BEGINNER GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 08/04-08/05  | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. 

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Aug
4
to Aug 5

BEGINNER BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat - Sun | 08/04-08/05 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240, workshop fee includes complimentary 4-hour studio time
Instructor: Ron Bakerian
Level: Beginner and up

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.

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Aug
4
to Aug 5

BEGINNER METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 08/04-08/05 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. Emphasis for level I is on safety and appropriate use of equipment and tools to create multiple projects with scrap steel.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis for level II is more in-depth understanding of equipment settings and maintenance for greater control and quality. Time will be split between demonstration and hands on practice. The goal is for students to gain the necessary skills and understanding to work independently on their own projects after completing level I, II, III, and IV.

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Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (6/8 sessions)

METAL CASTING 201

Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost:$80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Aug
9
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (6/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Aug
11
to Aug 12

SILK-SCREEN PRINTING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 08/11-08/12 | 10-5pm | 2-days
Cost: $200
Instructor: Sam Rathbun
Level: Beginners and up

Students will learn the "in's and out's" of silk screen printing to make custom printed goods on cloth and paper. Starting with either drawings, photographs, or digitally altered images, participants then transfer these designs onto a variety of surfaces using different techniques such as stencil, drawing with screen filler, and using light-sensitive emulsion in our dark room. Using a commercial printing press students can produce large, small and multi-layer prints. Students will create bold, graphic images based on their own text, sketches or images they bring to class. Students are encouraged to bring along several images and items to print on. Usable materials include heavyweight paper, cotton shirts, canvas rag, and linen. No fuzzy material or nylon.

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Aug
11
to Aug 12

BEGINNER GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 08/11-08/12  | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. 

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Aug
11
to Aug 12

ALUMINUM CASTING

Dates:Sat-Sun | 08/11-08/12 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $250
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

Participants will utilize Direct Carving Methods and two-part sand molding techniques to make molds on Day one and will pour their molds in Aluminum on Day two. The castings will be opened from the molds, sprues/vents cut off, and the castings reviewed on the second day.

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Aug
11
to Aug 12

BEGINNER METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 08/11-08/12| 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. Emphasis for level I is on safety and appropriate use of equipment and tools to create multiple projects with scrap steel.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis for level II is more in-depth understanding of equipment settings and maintenance for greater control and quality. Time will be split between demonstration and hands on practice. The goal is for students to gain the necessary skills and understanding to work independently on their own projects after completing level I, II, III, and IV.

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Aug
11
to Aug 12

BEGINNER BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat - Sun | 08/11-08/12 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240, workshop fee includes complimentary 4-hour studio time
Instructor: Ron Bakerian
Level: Beginner and up

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.

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Aug
15
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (7/8 sessions)

METAL CASTING 201

Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Aug
16
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (7/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Aug
22
2:00 PM14:00

METAL CASTING 201 (8/8 sessions)

METAL CASTING 201

Dates: Wednesdays, 06/27-08/22, no class 07/25, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will learn sand molding and aluminum casting. Participants will experiment with direct carving methods, soft pattern making, wax-melt-out and other various sand molding techniques. These molds will be poured by participants forming a team. Students can delve into the process or develop their patterns and make sculpture, decorative or functional objects, and participate in artist critique and exhibition of work.

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Aug
23
2:00 PM14:00

CLAY 201 (8/8 sessions)

CLAY 201

Dates: Thursdays, 06/28-08/23, no class 07/26, 2-5pm, 8 Sessions
Cost: $80 students age 14 to 18, $480 parents and teachers
Instructor: Jordan Becker
Class size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. Students will explore different techniques of working with clay. Weekly demonstration will help participants develop skills in wheel-throwing and hand-building. There will be discussions of form, texture and function. All levels are welcome. Clay pieces made in class will be fired in one of SAW’s wood-kilns, finished pieces will be food safe and ready for exhibition. 

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

INTERMEDIATE METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/01-09/02 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter develops with practice. 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. Emphasis for level IV is identifying different kinds of metal to choose appropriate techniques and equipment to get a desired result.

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/01-09/02 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Luke Claymon
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work” and nomenclature develops with practice. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance. Emphasis will be on gaining independence and time management.

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. 

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Sep
1
to Sep 2

INTERMEDIATE GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/01-09/02| 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Intermediate and up

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. Emphasis for level III is on combining solid and hollow forms, incorporating basic bit work, and new color techniques including hot color application, overlays, and cane application. 

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs. As students become more involved with the glass, more possibilities arise for the group. 

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

INTERMEDIATE METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/08-09/09 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter develops with practice. 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. Emphasis for level IV is identifying different kinds of metal to choose appropriate techniques and equipment to get a desired result.

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

BLACKSMITHING KNIFE

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/08-09/09 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $250
Instructor: Jordan LaMothe
Class Size: 6
Level: Beginner and up

The term “Blacksmith knife” refers to a knife with a forged steel handle. Blacksmith knives are excellent, rugged tools for hunting, camping, hiking, and everyday carry. The class will cover blade forging, filing, heat treating, and polishing as students construct a blacksmith knife from start to finish. Some prior blacksmithing experience is recommended, but not imperative for this tricky piece of forge work. Each student will leave with a finished knife ready for his or her next outdoor adventure.

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Sep
9
to Sep 10

SAND MOLD MAKING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/08-09/09 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $250
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

Participants will bring patterns to make multi-part and/or wax melt-out sand molds. Opportunities for first time mold making available as well as more advanced mold making with a project proposal. Molding will take place over the two days until the completion of the molds.

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Sep
15
to Sep 16

SAND MOLD MAKING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/15-09/16 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $250
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

Participants will bring patterns to make multi-part and/or wax melt-out sand molds. Opportunities for first time mold making available as well as more advanced mold making with a project proposal. Molding will take place over the two days until the completion of the molds.

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Sep
15
10:00 PM22:00

LEATHERWORK BAG OR PURSE

Dates: Sat-Sun | 09/15-09/16 | 10-5pm | 2-days
Cost: $100 plus $25 more materials
Instructor: Luke Claymon
Class size: 6
Level: Beginners and up

In this two day workshop, students will cut and hand sew a leather bag with strap. Using paper patterns and 3 ounce leather, you will make a gusseted 7” X10” “possibles bag” with flap, suitable for carrying the small items you need to survive.

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

BEGINNER METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 10/06-10/07| 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. Emphasis for level I is on safety and appropriate use of equipment and tools to create multiple projects with scrap steel.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis for level II is more in-depth understanding of equipment settings and maintenance for greater control and quality. Time will be split between demonstration and hands on practice. The goal is for students to gain the necessary skills and understanding to work independently on their own projects after completing level I, II, III, and IV.

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

BEGINNER BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat - Sun | 10/06-10/07 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240, workshop fee includes complimentary 4-hour studio time
Instructor: Ron Bakerian
Level: Beginner and up

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.

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

Dates:
Sat, 10/06, 10-11:30am, Workshop 1
Sat, 10/06, 7:30pm, Reading
Sun, 10/07, 1-4pm, Workshop 2
Cost: $100 plus $75/night onsite housing
Instructor: Christopher Salerno
Level: Intermediate and up

$75 per night for onsite housing and meals.

Workshop One: Exploring New Modes in Contemporary Poetry (Saturday, 90 minutes)

In this workshop we will identify and practice writing in various contemporary poetic modes found across the spectrum of well-known poets publishing today. With an eye toward the free verse lyric and narrative poetries, this workshop will employ a range of close readings and exercises to help you generate poems that make the most of the moment and keep the reader engaged. By surveying the current landscape of poetry and its dominant styles, manners, and techniques, we will explore the ways various celebrated contemporary poems work on the page as well as how we can locate and distinguish our own work in the larger conversation of craft.

Workshop Two: (Sunday, 3 hours)

This workshop will provide an opportunity for students to generate and share several pages of their work, whether finished or in progress, and receive positive critical feedback from the group. We’ll use the elements discussed in Workshop One as the framework to address each student’s manuscript.

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

BEGINNER GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 10/06-10/07 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. 

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Oct
6
to Oct 7

FICTION WRITING WORKSHOPS

Schedule:
Sat, 10/06, 10-11:30am, Workshop 1
Sat, 10/06, 7:30pm, Reading
Sun, 10/07, 1-4pm, Workshop 2
Cost: $100 plus $75/night onsite housing
Instructor: Ciaran Cooper
Level: Intermediate and up

$75 per night for onsite housing includes meals.

Workshop One: The Elements of Strong Storytelling (Saturday, 90 minutes)

What makes a great story? We'll address this through the analysis of how character, plot, and powerful language work together to support the narrative arc.

This workshop will employ a range of exercises and close readings to help you create vivid characters and develop strong emotional turning points for them while maximizing the impact of your words to draw your readers in and keep them engaged. We’ll focus on elements of scene, including point of view, character development, dialogue, sense of place, and story movement.

We'll look at writing samples from some of the best contemporary and classic fiction that illustrate the elements of strong storytelling in a range of structures, including short stories, micro-fiction, and novels.

This workshop is open to all levels of writer, whether you’re just starting out, have written a few stories but want to hone your craft, or have already published but want to develop some new approaches in a supportive environment.

Workshop Two: Story Development Roundtable (Sunday, 3 hours)

This workshop will provide an opportunity for students to share up to ten pages of their work, whether finished or in progress, and receive positive critical feedback from the group. We’ll use the elements discussed in Workshop One as the framework to address each student’s manuscript.
 

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Oct
12
to Oct 13

HUNTING KNIFE

HUNTING KNIFE

Dates: Fri-Sun | 10/12-10/14 | 10-5pm | 3-day
Cost: $350
Instructor: Jordan LaMothe
Class Size: 6
Level: Intermediate and up, students should be familiar with basic forging processes.

This is a fast-paced class that covers the fundamentals of making a high-quality, forged knife without the use of expensive grinding and heat treating equipment. Students will develop their hammer control and filing technique and learn about the metallurgy behind proper heat treatment, as they complete a hidden-tang, hunting knife with a hot-punched guard and a hardwood handle.

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

BEGINNER GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 10/13-10/14  | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. 

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

BEGINNER METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 10/13-10/14 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. Emphasis for level I is on safety and appropriate use of equipment and tools to create multiple projects with scrap steel.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis for level II is more in-depth understanding of equipment settings and maintenance for greater control and quality. Time will be split between demonstration and hands on practice. The goal is for students to gain the necessary skills and understanding to work independently on their own projects after completing level I, II, III, and IV.

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

SILK-SCREEN PRINTING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 10/13-10/14 | 10-5pm | 2-days
Cost: $200
Instructor: Sam Rathbun
Level: Beginners and up

Students will learn the "in's and out's" of silk screen printing to make custom printed goods on cloth and paper. Starting with either drawings, photographs, or digitally altered images, participants then transfer these designs onto a variety of surfaces using different techniques such as stencil, drawing with screen filler, and using light-sensitive emulsion in our dark room. Using a commercial printing press students can produce large, small and multi-layer prints. Students will create bold, graphic images based on their own text, sketches or images they bring to class. Students are encouraged to bring along several images and items to print on. Usable materials include heavyweight paper, cotton shirts, canvas rag, and linen. No fuzzy material or nylon.

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

INTERMEDIATE GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 11/03-11/04 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Intermediate and up

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. Emphasis for level III is on combining solid and hollow forms, incorporating basic bit work, and new color techniques including hot color application, overlays, and cane application. 

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs. As students become more involved with the glass, more possibilities arise for the group. 

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 11/03-11/04 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Ron Bakerian
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work” and nomenclature develops with practice. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance. Emphasis will be on gaining independence and time management.

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. 

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

INTERMEDIATE METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 11/10-11/11| 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter develops with practice. 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. Emphasis for level IV is identifying different kinds of metal to choose appropriate techniques and equipment to get a desired result.

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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

LEATHERWORK CUSTOM KNIFE SHEATH

Dates: Sat | 11/03 | 10-5pm | 1 day
Cost: $100 plus $25 materials
Instructor: Luke Claymon
Class: 6
Level: Beginners and up

Bring your favorite knife and custom make a sheath to fit it in this one day class. Whether it’s a hunting knife or a folding knife, you will make a safe, secure sheath to carry it with you.

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

INTERMEDIATE GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 11/10-11/11 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Intermediate and up

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. Emphasis for level III is on combining solid and hollow forms, incorporating basic bit work, and new color techniques including hot color application, overlays, and cane application. 

Level IV students will build on their skills to create more complicated forms and learn to make their own cane and murine designs. As students become more involved with the glass, more possibilities arise for the group. 

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

INTERMEDIATE BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 11/10-11/11 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: TBA
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with hammer control, temperature control, general “white work” and nomenclature develops with practice. Students will be introduced to fire lighting techniques, new tools, and preventative tool and equipment maintenance. Emphasis will be on gaining independence and time management.

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. 

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Nov
10
to Nov 11

INTERMEDIATE METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 11/10-11/11| 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

This workshop accommodates levels III and IV students.

Level III will understand basic principals of safety, equipment, and shop etiquette. Confidence with gas and MIG welding, oxyacetylene torch cutting, heating, and bending, and use of plasma cutter develops with practice. 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. Emphasis for level IV is identifying different kinds of metal to choose appropriate techniques and equipment to get a desired result.

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

BEGINNER GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/09-06/10  | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. 

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

BEGINNER METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/09-06/10 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. Emphasis for level I is on safety and appropriate use of equipment and tools to create multiple projects with scrap steel.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis for level II is more in-depth understanding of equipment settings and maintenance for greater control and quality. Time will be split between demonstration and hands on practice. The goal is for students to gain the necessary skills and understanding to work independently on their own projects after completing level I, II, III, and IV.

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Jun
9
to Jun 10

ALUMINUM CASTING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/09-06/10 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $250
Instructor: Paige Henry
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

Participants will utilize Direct Carving Methods and two-part sand molding techniques to make molds on Day one and will pour their molds in Aluminum on Day two. The castings will be opened from the molds, sprues/vents cut off, and the castings reviewed on the second day.

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Jun
9
9:30 AM09:30

Northeast Blacksmiths Association Meet

Interested in Blacksmithing? You are encouraged to attend the Northeast Blacksmiths Associations Meet. Join us at Salem Art Works newly renovated 1035 square foot Smithy featuring 4 coal forges, 2 propane forges and 50 LB and 250 LB little Giant Power Hammer. Visitors will participate in hands-on activities with experienced instructors from Northeast Blacksmith Associations. You will learn how to make several styles of Forging tongs. Choose to take your tongs home or donate them to Teaching Station at the 2020 ABANA Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Participate: 
$20 per person, 14 years old of younger are free

Accommodations:
$30/day for meals, or $45/night for camping and meals

RSVP
To register online click here

If you have questions, contact smithmeet@salemartworks.org or call 518 854 7674

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

SILK-SCREEN PRINTING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/02-06/03 | 10-5pm | 2 days
Cost: $200
Instructor: Sam Rathbun
Level: Beginners and up

Students will learn the "in's and out's" of silk screen printing to make custom printed goods on cloth and paper. Starting with either drawings, photographs, or digitally altered images, participants then transfer these designs onto a variety of surfaces using different techniques such as stencil, drawing with screen filler, and using light-sensitive emulsion in our dark room. Using a commercial printing press students can produce large, small and multi-layer prints. Students will create bold, graphic images based on their own text, sketches or images they bring to class. Students are encouraged to bring along several images and items to print on. Usable materials include heavyweight paper, cotton shirts, canvas rag, and linen. No fuzzy material or nylon.

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

BEGINNER METAL FABRICATION

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/02-06/03 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $240
Instructor: Gary Humphreys
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. Emphasis for level I is on safety and appropriate use of equipment and tools to create multiple projects with scrap steel.

Level II students will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis for level II is more in-depth understanding of equipment settings and maintenance for greater control and quality. Time will be split between demonstration and hands on practice. The goal is for students to gain the necessary skills and understanding to work independently on their own projects after completing level I, II, III, and IV.

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

BEGINNER BLACKSMITHING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/02-06/03 | 10-5pm | 2 days
Cost: $240
Instructor: Ron Bakerian
Level: Beginner and up

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”. Emphasis will be on control of fire temperature and use of tools.

Level II will build on basic skills learned in Level I. Emphasis will be on understanding the appropriate working temperature of the metal; identifying issues with tooling/techniques related to temperature.; Eg, damaging hot-cuts on metal that's too cold, dulling drill bits, and band-saw blades on metal that's been inadvertently work/quench hardened. Beginner students make a lot of hooks to build the necessary control of hand tools and fire temperature needed for advancing to other projects.

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Jun
2
to Jun 3

BEGINNER GLASS BLOWING

Dates: Sat-Sun | 06/02-06/03 | 10-5pm | 2-day
Cost: $285
Instructor: Michael Scupholm
Class size: up to 6
Level: Beginner and up

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Sep
30
to 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.

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Sep
30
to 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.

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Sep
30
to 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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Sep
9
to 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.

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