Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Classes Start Next Week!

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we opened our doors, and that we're now looking forward to welcoming students to another fall quarter! Enrollments have been great (thank you!) but we do still have spots left in a few classes:

Oxy-Acetylene Found Object Sculpture, starting Wednesday, 10/5, 2 to 5 p.m.
Blacksmithing Basics, starting Thursday, 10/6, 6 to 9 p.m.
Blacksmithing Level 2, starting Tuesday, 10/4, 6 to 9 p.m.

Find complete details and register on our website today!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pound for Pound: Classes for Continuing Blacksmiths!

So you've taken our Blacksmithing Basics class and are looking to continue? We've got a couple opportunities for you! First is a brand-new class, taught by our master blacksmith, David Mariette. It's called... wait for it... Blacksmithing Level 2! OK, maybe we didn't pull out all the stops on coming up with the most creative new title, but that does sum it up: continue building on the skills you learned in Blacksmithing Basics, while also moving into upsetting, splitting, more tool making, twisting, scrolls, and forge welding.

And, if you've been wishing you could pound on hot metal at home whenever you like, you might want to consider our Build Your Own Forge class. You'll fabricate your own propane forge, just like the ones you use in class. You'll gain an intimate understanding of the equipment and how to safely operate and maintain it.

A few spots are still left in our Blacksmithing Basics class too. Visit our website to find complete descriptions of all these classes and register online. Classes start the first week of October!