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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
|Chasing and Repousse|
Instructor: Andrew Haviland
Dates: 05/20 – 05/21
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 04/25/17
|This class will cover the ancient technique of moving metal via chasing and repousse. This technique pushes the elasticity of metal to its limit and the allows us to create beautiful three dimensional pieces of art from flat sheets metal. In this class we will be starting with the basics and moving into more advanced techniques as we progress. In order to grasp the technique on the first day, we will be creating small ring dishes and platters. The second day of class we will let our imaginations run wild and create any form of jewelry or art we desire. Throughout the class we will learn proper use of chasing tools along with the jewelers saw, flexshaft, files, drop shear, torch and forming stakes. We will also be covering various finishing techniques including natural liver of sulfur patina. No prior metal-smithing skills are necessary. Metal will be provided for practice and exercises, but students must pay for additional metals needed for their independent work.|
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Instructor Info: Andrew Haviland:|
Andrew Haviland is a maker of fine goods. Graduate of Maine College of Art with a major in metalsmithing and jewelry, he learned the tools and techniques needed to create functional objects, works of art and jewelry. Growing up he wanted to be an astronaut, a biologist or and artist and now that he has become one of those things his insatiable desire for exploration and science inform the objects he creates. He makes work under his business name Andrew Haviland Original Works (www.AndrewHaviland.com) and teaches the skills he has learned in the hopes of inspiring like minded creators.