Registration for the Steel Yard’s Spring 2007 courses has begun! Our first course starts on March 12th, so sign up soon before the spaces fill.
To wet your palette we have included a sample of the new additions to our lineup. For more courses and to sign up online, visit us at www.thesteelyard.org.
Not many blacksmiths work with industrial-use metals like pipe, square tubing, angle iron, and channel iron, and there are even fewer places to learn how to do it yourself. This spring, Susan Madacsi’s Forging Structural Steel will explore the practice of salvaging and forging these industrial materials and give students the opportunity to expand the scope of their work.
Students in The Professional Metal Artist, the Business of Metal Art will be learning art business basics like writing contracts, finding workspace, and marketing to clients and galleries. In addition, instructor D Tillery will work with each student to complete a piece of metal art by the end of the course. The students and their work will then be a part of an offsite show, giving each person a chance to sell their work and practice their new business skills.
The time for Steel Yard Glass has come! Providence artist Sarah Clover will be joining the ranks of Steel Yard instructors to offer an Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping. This will be the first class to use our new computer-programmed kiln. Ashleigh Carraway will also add to the new glass lineup with Stained Glass.
To learn more about these courses, or to find out about others like Welding with Mom or Wheel Generated Form, visit us online at www.thesteelyard.org.
We hope to see you in the studio soon!