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

Jun
25
Jun 26

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

Jun
25
Jun 26

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