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The Steel Yard is dedicated to supporting individual artists in their pursuit of knowledge and financial independence. For many students our open enrollment courses can be just that; a chance to learn an art form or a trade in a setting that encourages experimentation and personal growth.
Sooner than you know... CRUISE NIGHT!
We should be resting from just hosting Fire Camp... but, we're already getting excited about this years Cruise Night! On Friday July 10th, we'll be celebrating our tenth year of cool rides and hope that you'll join us. Check out our calendar page for more info, or join the event over at facebook for
Fire Camp is this Weekend!
The weather is looking great for Sundays event: FIRE CAMP! In addition to the main event, we'll be hosting demonstrations in welding, ceramics, jewelry, and blacksmithing. There will also be and industrial yard sale and food/drinks available! See you Sunday from 1-6pm. Visit our calendar
Fire Camp is only 2 Weeks Away!
Mark your calendar: June 14th, 1-6pm at the Steel Yard! Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 14th for our Third Annual Fire Camp. This event will feature hands-on mold making, attendees will have a chance to purchase a sand mold, which can then be scra
Jewelry: Intro to Wax Casting
Chasing and Repousse
Introduction to Jewelry
Fixed Blade Knife Making
Ring Making Workshop
|Introduction to Jewelry|
Instructor: Alison Bruun
Dates: 06/12 – 08/21
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Mondays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 06/26/17
|Move beyond the appreciation of jewelry to creation by learning the fundamentals of jewelry-making techniques, design and fabrication. A range of hand-tool processes will be covered through practical exercises and imaginative concept-based projects. You will acquire a solid set of technical skills, and will also exercise your creative design skills. The non-technical side of the class focuses on idea development and the critical-thinking skills needed to realize a vision. This course will review sawing, filing, soldering, scoring/bending, texturing, forming, linkages, wire construction and more. No prior metal-smithing skills are necessary. Metal will be provided for practice and exercises, but students may need to pay for additional metals needed for their independent work.|
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Instructor Info: Alison Bruun:|
Alison Bruun is a metalsmith and teaching artist located in Providence, RI. She took her first jewelry class for fun as an elective while studying music and anthropology at Tufts University. To feed her new addiction, she took a series of continuing education classes, got an apprenticeship with a goldsmith in England, and ultimately earned her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from UMass Dartmouth. She has taught adults and teens at Decordova, Fuller Craft, Worcester Center for Crafts, and Snowfarm, and is excited to be joining the staff at The Steel Yard.