"Creative Metalsmithing" Hands on Workshop

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"Creative Metalsmithing" Hands on workshop through the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Occupational Self Supporting Program Class # C2719 Instructor: Enrique Vega see: http://enrique.artmetal.com/metal_art/about.html for bio. Limit 10 students 7 week course on Saturdays from 10am - 6:30pm starting May 19th through June 30 at E. Vega Studios Apex, NC US Registration starts on April 25. call 542-6495 ext 223 to enroll and pay via credit card. Also call Kimberli, my assistant, to confirm enrollment (919) 542-6886. Call now to reserve space. Cost: $126.25 paid to the school. An additional $140 fee for supplies ($20 per day) will be due on the first day of class. This all works out to a little of $38 per day of class. Quite a deal!

QuiQue's picture

More Info on Workshop

I've had some requests from folks interested in taking this workshop desiring to know more about the course. So here's some additional information. Hope this helps answer your questions.

About the Course:

This workshop is intended for beginners and intermediate metalsmiths. We will be going over basic techniques for creative direct metal processes including hot forging, mig welding, oxyacetylene torch work, and plasma cutting. The course is geared towards creativity and design aesthetics. Students will be creating functional and sculptural metal art including candelabras, tables, coat hangers, and “Sculptural Habitats In Terrains.”

My intent is to share the knowledge I have gained over the last 25 years to help students understand how to transcend their own creativity into physical reality via direct metal processes. The key is in seeing and allowing the Creator to create through us and knowing which metalworking processes are best suited for communicating that which we desire to bring into this reality.

Rick Crawford's picture


Wish I lived closer, I would be there.

Rick Crawford at Smoky Forge

QuiQue's picture

Yea, it would be nice if you

Yea, it would be nice if you did live closer Rick. But you know, you are more advanced in metalworking than most of the folks taking the class. Who knows though, we all have something to share!

That's what I like about giving workshops. I learn almost as much as I teach. Everyone has wisdom. We don't always know it, becuase wisdom likes to hide in little nuggets of information.

The key is in being perceptive and looking where we normally don't look. There's so much to learn about life, spirituality, creativity, and then you add metalworking processes on top of that, and wallah! We have the creative metalsmith...

Learning just doesn't end here...

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Blacksmithing workshop

Does anyone knows of a blacksmithing workshop I could attend this summer. My timeline starting end of June until August.

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