Metal Arts



Creative Caffeine: Put Legs on It

Caitlin Morris

Get a leg up on your blacksmithing skills with this introduction to joinery! This box with legs can be re-imagined in a variety of different ways (business card holder, tiny table, functional sculpture, cell phone stand, etc.); the only limit is your imagination! Students will have the opportunity to hone their blacksmithing skills and explore ways to get over creative blocks. This class is appropriate for beginners with some experience.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $390 (members)         $440 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1484-0524    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri May 24, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat May 25, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun May 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forging a Snake

Lance Falcon

In this course, students will learn basic blacksmithing skills and use them to forge a snake. Skills covered will include how to use and maintain a coal forge, manipulate metal and make a twist hook. The skills used to make a twist hook (tapers, twisting and scrolling, rounding metal, bumping and hot rasping) will then be used to create a piece of metal art: a realistic looking snake!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $325 (members)         $375 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Students should bring cotton or leather work gloves, hearing protection and should wear cotton clothing. Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1485-0707    Add registration to shopping cart

      Sun July 7, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon July 8, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue July 9, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Forged Fashion

Ellen Durkan

This class is based around creating something to be worn on the chest or neck: a neck-piece, chest-piece or possibly both. Students will work with combining different forging and forming techniques using bar stock as well as sheet metal (sometimes copper). The focus of the class is for students to create an individual piece inspired by demonstrations from the instructor.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $525
         Non-members: $575
  • Materials: $125
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $650 (members)         $700 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 5 Days

Hard shoes and long pants are required for student's safety.

Sessions:

1469-0717    Add registration to shopping cart

      Wed July 17, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Thu July 18, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Fri July 19, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat July 20, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun July 21, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Medieval Ball and Chain Flail

Colin Roy

Join Master of Arms Champion, Colin Roy, as he guides students in the art of making a medieval ball and chain flail. Students will start with raw materials and use traditional methods throughout. The use of a striker will be utilized so students will work in pairs. This will allow them to learn how to anticipate the steps that will need to be taken during forging and, in turn, will help them learn quicker. Each piece of the ball and chain flail will be forged separately and will be assembled in the end. Students will be using skills such as: bezeling, upsetting, striking, tapering and even forge welding to complete this difficult, but very fun build.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $315
         Non-members: $365
  • Materials: $75
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $390 (members)         $440 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 3 Days

Previous Blacksmithing experience required for this advanced class for students age 16 and up. Long pants, hard shoes, a minimum of short sleeved shirt, safety glasses (we have some to supply if you do not.) A leather apron is encouraged. Students are welcomed to bring their own tools, but tools will be provided.

Sessions:

1510-0927    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri September 27, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat September 28, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun September 29, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




American Tinsmithing Basics

Art Thorman

Learn basic 19th Century American tinsmithing from a master tinsmith. This class will introduce you to and teach you about all the tools, forming stakes, swedges and hand-operated machines used in a well-equipped 19th-Century tin shop. You will be shown how to do basic layout work, cutting, forming, assembly and soldering. Complete both a finger candle stick and a wall sconce by the end of class. You will be amazed at what you've accomplished.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $90
         Non-members: $110
  • Materials: $10
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $100 (members)         $120 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students must be 14 years of age or older.

Sessions:

1328-1110    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 10, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Tin Ornaments

Art Thorman

Christmas time in the Adirondacks is a magical time of year. In this tinsmithing class you will make multiple festive holiday ornaments in a variety of designs, including icicles, spirals, snowflakes and angels, in addition to your own unique designs! No previous tinsmithing experience is necessary in this class. Perfect for students 12 and older, this is a great class for the whole family!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $7
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $52 (members)         $62 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1329-1117    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 17, 2019 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm