Center for Metal Arts

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The Spring Schedule of workshops is now available.

Center for Metal Arts 2013 Spring Workshop Schedule

Register now for workshops that provide hands-on learning from experienced teachers in a congenial and supportive atmosphere. Explore the metal arts in applications from sculpting and forging to jewelry.

Freeform Power Hammer Forging with Jon Ledford – Saturday, April 20, 2013
Our power hammer tooling and dies were set up according to the specifications of innovative blacksmith and educator Uri Hofi. Instructor Jon Ledford will show you how to make a power hammer perform acts of beauty in steel. For advanced students only. $220 includes materials.

Foldforming Full Day Workshop with Darren Fisher - Saturday April 27, 2013
Foldforming combines origami with forging. You will create organic 3-dimensional pieces in copper with applications for dramatic jewelry and sculptural elements. No studio experience required. $140 includes materials.

Twist Again – or for the First Time with Jon Ledford – Saturday, May 4, 2013
Learn the art of twisting metal to create decorative elements for handles, pokers, or garden features. $120 includes materials

Basics of Blacksmithing with Jon Ledford - Saturday, June 1, 2013
Learn the basics of working hot iron at the forge with hammer and anvil. We supply the studio with your own anvil and tooling, material to forge and an attentive instructor. 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. $120 includes materials.

SUNDAY SAMPLER – Half Day Copper Foldforming Workshop – Sunday, June 9, 2013
Foldorming combines origami with forging. You can make a dimensional organic form in copper in 3 – 5 minutes – no prior experience required. You will leave with your first copper foldforms in hand. 11 AM – 3 PM. $65 includes materials.

SUNDAY SMAPLER – Putting Design on the Line – Sunday, July 7, 2013
Learn the secrets of good composition using curves and line in 2D and 3D, with copper wire. David will also share ways to find design inspiration in surprising places.10 AM – 2 PM $65 includes materials.

Work with the inventor of foldforming in this 4-day conference.
4 Jayne Street, Florida NY (845)651-7550