Metal Classes: WInter 2015/2016

             

Classes in Blacksmithing, Welding, Knife Making, Metal Furniture, Metal Sculpture & More!

SVA Creative Blacksmithing Class

SVA Creative Blacksmithing Class


       Weekend Welding Workshop  

Sat./Sun.  Nov. 7 & 8,  12:00PM - 5:30PM        Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., Chelsea    Course Number FIC-2452-B     Instructor, Marsha Trattner.   Register through School of Visual Arts.  Click on class name for SVA link.


Knife Making Weekend Workshop (2 Days)

Introduction to Knife Making and Basic Blacksmithing.  Create from scratch a small hand forged blade with a custom wood handle in the two days.  No experience necessary.  All levels welcome.

Price: $325 includes all materials including safety supplies, high carbon steel and choices of wood.

Times: Sat. & Sun. 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Dates Offered:

  • Sat/Sun. Sept 26 & 27- Sold Out
    • Instructor: Resident Bladesmith Ron Mezile
  • Sat/Sun. Oct. 10 & 11-  One space opened up! 
    • Instructor: Guest Master Blacksmith Charles Cooper (San Antonio) with TA Guest Blacksmith Lucy Sandys Clarke (UK)
  •  Sat/Sun. Dec. 5 & 6

    • Instructor: Resident Bladesmith Ron Mezile

Knife Making 1 Day Workshop

Learn basic blacksmithing and basic knife making.  Warm up exercises include making hooks.  Complete a finished knife using a railroad spike or high carbon steel in the one day.  All levels: beginner to intermediate.  No experience necessary.

Price: $185 includes all materials including metal and safety supplies.

Times: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Dates Offered:

  • Sun. Sept. 20 Sold Out
    • Instructor: Resident Bladesmith Ron Mezile
  • Mon. Oct. 12 (Columbus Day)
    • Instructor: Guest Master Blacksmith Charles Cooper (San Antonio) with TA Guest Blacksmith Lucy Sandys Clarke (UK)
  • Wed. Oct. 14
    • Instructor: Guest Master Blacksmith Charles Cooper (San Antonio)
  •  Sun. Dec. 13, 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    • Instructor: Resident Bladesmith Ron Mezile

Intro to Blacksmithing

1 Day Workshop

Learn beginning forging techniques to create traditional blacksmith hooks.  Adding on skills, then create functional and/or artistic pieces.  Each instructor highlights their own skills and interests.  Create decorative elements such as scrolls, leaves, and flowers in iron and copper.  Beginners and advanced students welcome.  The class will be tailored for individual skill levels and interests.  Hands-on, informative, and fun environment!!  

Price: $185 includes all materials including metal and safety supplies.

Times: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Dates Offered:

  • Mon. Oct. 12 (Columbus Day)
    • Instructor: Guest Master Blacksmith Charles Cooper (San Antonio) with TA Guest Blacksmith Lucy Sandys Clarke (UK)
  • Wed. Oct. 14
    • Instructor: Guest Master Blacksmith Charles Cooper (San Antonio)
  • Wed. Nov. 21 Focus on leaves and scrolls.
    • Instructor: Guest Blacksmith Paul Janusz (Gravity Line Forge, PA)
  • Wed. Dec. 20 Make holiday decorations: ornaments, stocking stuffers, gifts!!!!
    • Instructor: Guest Master Blacksmith Charles Cooper (San Antonio)

  


Single Session Workshops 

Blacksmithing-  at She-Weld, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Learn basic blacksmithing and metal working techniques.   Skills may include forge, torch, and power equipment.  All levels: beginner to intermediate.  Beginners complete one or two small projects as in a hook or bowl.  Intermediate students work on independent projects

  • Price: $85 includes materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.

  • Sessions to choose from:
    • Sat. Sept. 19, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM
    • Sun, Nov 28, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

    • Sat, Dec 12, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Welding - at She-Weld, Red Hook, Brooklyn

Learn basic welding and metal working techniques.   Skills may include MIG, Arc, torch, and power equipment.  All levels: beginner to intermediate.  After demos, including comparative welding techniques and descriptions, beginners practice skilss then complete a small project. The focus is on techniques and process.  Intermediate students work on independent projects

  • Sessions to choose from:
    • Sat. Sept. 19, 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
    • Sun. Nov. 28 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

    • Sat. Dec. 12 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

  • Price: $85 includes materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.

In-progress SVA classes:

Creative Blacksmithing      sold out

  • Thurs. Sept. 24 - Dec. 3, 6:30PM - 9:30PM         Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn     Course Number FIC-2441-A   

Creative Blacksmithing 2     sold out

  •  Tues. Sept. 29 - Dec. 1,  6:30PM - 9:30PM        Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn      Course Number FIC-2449-A

Metal Sculpture      sold out

  • Mon. Sept. 21 - Dec. 14, 6:30PM - 9:30PM        Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., Chelsea    Course Number FIC-2434-A
  • Includes open studio time outside of class

Metal Furniture Fabrication     sold out

  • Wed. Sept. 30 - Dec. 16, 6:30PM - 9:30PM      Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., Chelsea      Course Number FIC-2438-A
  • Includes open studio time outside of class

Private & Semi-Private lessons in Blacksmithing, Welding and Metalworking

  • By appointment
  • Price for private lessons:
    • $75 per hour per person; 12 to 17 year old
    • $85 per hour per person; 18 years old +
  • Price for semi-private lessons:
    • $45 per hour per person; 12 to 17 years old
    • $55 per hour per person; 18 years old +
  • Price includes materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.
  • Material and projects determined by consultation with instructor and collaboration with student.
  • All levels: beginner to advanced.
  • Policies:
    • Wear 100% cotton, long pants, closed toe shoes.  
    • 15 minute break or as needed.
    • Signature on release form required at beginning of class.  
    • 48 hours cancellation policy for full refund. 

Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld

Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld