Shape iron with fire and hammer! Ignite your passion for blacksmithing as you learn shop safety and gain basic knowledge of the dynamics of forging by making some cool (hot!) stuff. This hands-on workshop will give you plenty of time to practice shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil. You’ll make a variety of small items, but in this introductory class we will not be teaching bladesmithing or swordsmithing, which are advanced techniques.
Open to ages 13 to 17. | $250 ($200 tuition + $50 materials)
Instructor: Carla Hall is a professional metalworker and educator. She has been designing and building decorative metalwork for over 20 years, with a focus on utilitarian forged steel. She has a deep investment in education, spending the last 17 years in the Bay Area running youth education programs at The Crucible, a non-profit industrial art School. She now considers Minneapolis home, continuing her work as a metal artist in her North Minneapolis based studio and is excited to be a part of Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center.