Beginning Blacksmithing Workshop
Instructor: Will Reeves
Price: $245.00
Dates: 04/28 – 04/29
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 01/01/17
A perfect introduction to the craft of metalworking, this course will teach the basics of heating and shaping steel. In two days we will cover fundamental blacksmithing skills such as tapering, spreading, bending, scrolling, and shouldering. These techniques are present in all levels of blacksmithing. Exposure to the pace of working the material and understanding the forge and the tools will provide the beginner with the interest and ability to take it further. This course is open to all skill levels and all tools and materials will be provided.
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Instructor Info: Will Reeves:
Will Reeves is an artist, designer and maker. Working in a range of materials-steel, bronze, wood, and concrete-as well as a variety of processes, he creates works that are sculptural and works that are functional.  A graduate of RISD’s Sculpture program, Will has been a volunteer and teacher at the Steel Yard for many years. He also runs an artist resource center in East Providence called the Wurks.