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Forging and Toolmaking - Intermediate

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ClassGraphic This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools rather than fire-making. Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot steel with hammer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form, and how to achieve various shapes.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern’s Introduction to Forging & Toolmaking class or can demonstrate the same knowledge.

Please see Class Details for important information about your class.

Please remember to bring your materials fees with you to class.

This class is limited to 4 students - enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor’s forging studio. 
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Class Details

2 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Location
Santa Cruz Studio

Instructor
Vern Caron 

 

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In the Forging and Toolmaking course, experience through demonstration and hands-on exercises, the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking. After instruction on the properties and characteristics of different metals (basic metallurgy), students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel.

Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

LUNCH: You may want to bring bag lunches, beverages and snacks for energy if you prefer not to leave the studio for lunch.

COME PREPARED! Please follow the instructions below to come to class prepared. Each participant must have

Kevlar gloves are best, but will likely have to be purchased online. Thin leather gloves, unlined, (cowhand style) are a good option if you cannot get Kevlar.

Appropriate clothing. You will be forging with hot steel and coal fires. Dress appropriately. Do not wear shorts or flammable fabrics, such as polyester or nylon. Also, do not wear open-toed shoes/sandals.

Fee: 

$425.00

Materials Fee:

 $40.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/20/2024 - 7/21/2024 Weekly - Sun, Sat 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Studio  Map Vern Caron 

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