Sept. 16 – 17, 2017: Blacksmithing: Intro to Artistic Blacksmithing – Leaves & Twists

This is a great Introduction to Artistic Blacksmithing. You will make a simple Ivy leaf to a more complex acanthus leaf, plus simple split pineapple and laddered twists. Students will learn how to make decorative implements in steel. Class will culminate with the making of a Russian Rose.  This class is suitable for the novice through the intermediate student. This is a great class to couple with the Floral Forms course in order to create unique gifts and treasure.

**This class will have a guest instructor, David Tucciarone.  The techniques presented will still involve leaves and twists, but the projects and techniques will be up to David. David is an accomplished blacksmith, a seasoned instructor, and a good friend of VIB.

Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept 16 – 17, 2017
9am – 4pm both days
Tuition: $249 for the weekend

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

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