Wednesday, January 8, 2014

*New*January/February Workshops

Forging 101 *NEW* 

1-Day, 2hr Workshop 

Saturday, January 18th 
Session 1: 11:00-1:00pm (SOLD OUT)
Session 2:  2:00-4:00pm
Session 3:  5:00-7:00pm

Saturday, January 25th 
Session 1:12:30-2:30 (1 Spot Left) 
Session 2: 3:30-5:30
Price: $120.00

This two hour course is an introduction to basic forging techniques and tools.  In this course students will learn how to use the anvil, hammers and the gas forge.  Students will learn how to draw a point, make a simple curve and a twist in the process of creating a decorative hook to take home.  No previous experience necessary. 

Kinetic Sculpture and Mechanics *New* 

4 Tuesdays, 7:30-10:00pm 
2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4
Instructor: Bevan Weissman
Assistant Instructor: Valerie Schaeffer
Price: $250 (includes materials)

This four-session introduction to kinetic sculpture teaches students how to make things move.  Through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on creation, we will examine the function and history of mechanisms commonly used in kinetic and interactive sculpture.  Weekly Design Challenges highlighting specific topics will be assembled into a final project.
Prerequisite:  Basic Wood shop safety.  

Aluminum Casting

1-Day Intensive
Sunday, February 9th, 11:00-5:00pm 
Instructor: Gustavo Actis
Price: $110.00 (materials Included)

The Aluminum Casting Workshop is a 6-hour workshop where you will learn how to make a simple 2 part Greensand mold of a pattern and then how to cast the piece in aluminum. Each participant does the entire process from start to finish and will have a finished piece to take home with them at the end of class. No prior experience is necessary.

Welding 101 

3 Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm 
2/5, 2/12, 2/19
Instructor: Darla Jackson
Price: $250.00 (includes materials) 

3 Saturdays, 10:00-12:00pm 
1/25, 2/1, 2/8 
Instructor: TBA
Price: $250.00 (includes materials)

Details: This 3 week class covers Oxygen-Acetylene welding and cutting, MIG, TIG, and Plasma Cutter. This course is more technical than the Sculptural Metalworking Course. No previous experience necessary.

Welding 102 *NEW* 

3 Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm
2/4, 2/11, 2/15
Instructor: Gustavo Actis
Price: $200.00 (+materials, which could vary depending on project)

Details: Welding 101 or other noted significant welding experience is a prerequisite.
This 3 week class will briefly go over the Oxygen-Acetylene welding and cutting, MIG, TIG, Plasma Cutter and various grinding and metal finishing techniques. Then, students will create a project with the instructor as a guide and as things come up be learning new techniques and problem solving.

Sculptural Metalworking

3 Thursdays 8:00-10:00pm
2/6, 2/13, 2/20 
Instructor: Bevan Weissman
Price: $200.00 (includes materials)

Details: This three-session introduction to metalworking and welding is focused on creative
exploration through steel. Students will learn plasma and oxy-acetylene cutting, MIG
welding, grinding & polishing, and other techniques while creating pieces of their own
design. Students may opt to make instructor-directed projects if they desire a more
structured class experience. No prerequisites.

TIG Basics

1 Day, 2 Hour Workshop
Dates/Times Flexible Email to Inquire ( 
Instructor: TBA
Price: $80.00

Details: This 2-hour session will teach you the basics of TIG Welding and give enough time to practice the skills needed & ask questions. Working 2 on 1 with the instructor there is a lot of time for one-on-one instruction.  No prerequisites.


If you want to sign up or have any questions about the workshops please email: 

Programs Director, Jenny Welsh 
(215) 870-1081

All of our instructors are available to answer more specific questions before & after signing up for workshops. Email Jenny and she will get you in contact with them. 


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