Building on Smithing Basics: Exploring New Metals and Shapes

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Crafts - Class/Workshop

Date & Time: Monday, September 9, 2019 - Monday, October 21, 2019
Suggested Audiences: Adult
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Bay Path Adult Evening School
57 Old Muggett Hill Road
Charlton, MA 01507
Cost: $299
Description: This is the second of our courses aimed at challenging and advancing your basic blacksmithing abilities. The class will emphasize design, planning and skill development as students work with steel, iron, copper, bronze and aluminum to forge a variety of animal, plant and abstract shapes. Products will include pendants, bracelets, key rings, decorative accents, utensils and small sculptures. Participants will take their drawing, upsetting, bending, twisting and punching skills to new levels and add forge welding and silver soldering, too! To enroll in this course, you must have received at least 12 hours of formal blacksmithing instruction or bring substantial previous experience. If you have taken one of the blacksmithing courses offered at the Bay Path Evening School, you satisfy this requirement. If you want to apply some previous and/or recent instruction elsewhere, you can sign up but you will need to talk to the instructor before your registration is final. Materials fee: $30 (cash only) payable to the instructor on the first night. Special Equipment: A list will sent to each student prior to the start of class. Class is limited to 4 students. 6 weeks/18 hours

John Stevens brings 25 years of experience to teaching the ancient art of blacksmithing. For 20 years he has operated the Dancing Hammer Forge in Spencer where he designs, crafts and installs one-of-a-kind architectural metalwork, including railings, furniture and lighting. He originally learned his trade at the Turley Forge School of Blacksmithing in Santa Fe, New Mexico and later honed his skills in the blacksmiths shop in costume at Old Sturbridge Village. Over the past 15 years he has taught blacksmithing and metalworking at Old Sturbridge Village, Brookfield Center for Crafts, Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Worcester Center for Crafts. You can view a sampling of his artistry at
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Phone: 508-248-5971x1715
Entered by: Lori Douthwright

Created: August 26, 2019 at 8:22 AM

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