The ancient art of blacksmithing is alive and thriving in the School of the Arts Blacksmithing and Metal Art program. Enthusiastic and dedicated instructors share their passion and skills with you in the metal studio. With an emphasis on developing proper techniques and hands-on studio practice, you will learn how to bring your ideas from design to completion.
Learn how to conceptualize, draw, and produce objects in steel. Discussions in the classroom, demonstrations in the studio, field trips, and guest artists all contribute to your learning experience. You’ll get the opportunity to propose, plan, model, and iterate your ideas with time for critique and problem solving.
In the School of the Arts Blacksmithing and Metal Art program, you will develop the skills of a blacksmith using time honoured techniques to craft your own tools and objects. In the second semester, you will advance to bladesmithing skills, pattern welded steel, advanced tool making, and portfolio projects. A year-end show and sale will showcase your newly honed talents.
Your Courses Include
- Metal Studio: Safety and Devices
- Fabrication Techniques: Welded Forms
- Blacksmithing Foundations
- Primary Toolmaking
- Drawing as a Basic Visual Communication
- Basic Bladesmithing
- Pattern Welded Steel
- Advanced Tool Making
- Artisan Portfolio Project
- Professional Practice and Design
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