Hot Sheet Forming I and II with Vivian Beer

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This winter, Vivian Beer is offering two full weekend seminars on Sheet Forming topics. Hot Sheet Forming I (weekend of January 14-15)  will cover the processes of rolling, curving, sinking and raising in sheet steel. This hands-on workshop has applications from sculpture to maestro auto body work. 

The tooling pieces that appear on anvils and leg vises for the Hot Sheet Forming workshop are beautiful in themselves as a collection of forms and negative space, ready to fold and curve and bend the hot iron. From improv sinking tools to a concave tree stump and swage blocks, the tooling is a playground for hot sheet forming.

Vivian Beer put together this class when she wouldn’t find anything like it offered, and she taught herself the techniques behind her flying, ribboned, curvy art furniture works. $395, including materials. Register with $180 deposit, balance due first day of class.

Creative Sheet Forming II (February 11-12) learn to form and fabricate steel sheet in order to make hollow expressive forms.   In this class we will form and fabricate steel sheet in order to make hollow expressive forms. Topics of pattern making, basic hot and cold forming, tool selection, welding, and finishing with various abrasives will be introduced. We cut, form, weld and grind our way from flat sheet material to expressive three dimensional form. (Intermediate to Advanced) $395 includes materials. Register with $180 deposit.  Balance due first day of class.

Early Registration Discount: Register by midnight January 1  for $375, materials included.

Full Session Discount: Register for both class by midnight January 1 for $360 for each session, materials included. Deposit of $360.

How To Register: Register by email to, or call            845- 651-7550       and leave your full name, contact email and phone number.  Deposit for Early Discount postmarked by January 2 to Center for Metal Arts, PO Box 30, Chester NY 10918.  Or call in a deposit via credit card by January 2, for the discounted rate.