Metal Arts



Forged Fashion

Ellen Durkan

Come out and forge something wearable! This workshop will focus on forging organic symmetrical forms that fit on the body. The class will be directed toward individuals' designs. We will forge something to fit your neck or chest. The instructor will have sample pieces available, which will demonstrate various organic based forms.

  • 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:

1869-0618    Add registration to shopping cart

      Fri June 18, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat June 19, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Sun June 20, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Mon June 21, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Tue June 22, 2021 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Autumn Leaves

Russ Jennings

Copper is a very different material from iron and is capable of being finished in beautiful ways. This class will cover the basics of non-ferrous forging, including annealing and work hardening, as well as finishes and patinas. Students will start with a sheet of copper that will be worked hot and cold to form a maple leaf. Then the instructor will share an ancient and closely guarded secret technique, which gives the leaves a red and gold finish.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $55
         Non-members: $65
  • Materials: $40
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $95 (members)         $105 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

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

Sessions:

1888-0911    This offering is full - add me to the waiting list      Sat September 11, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Intro to Sheet Metal - Halloween Bat

Russ Jennings

Students will start with a mild steel cutout of a Halloween bat, which they can decorate using punches, chisels and other hot and cold techniques. Then, students will learn how to bend and curve sheets of metal. The final result is a 3-D hand forged decoration, perfect for Halloween.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $55
         Non-members: $65
  • Materials: $25
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $80 (members)         $90 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

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

Sessions:

1889-1008    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 8, 2021 9:00 am - 1:00 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:

1758-1113    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 13, 2021 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:

1759-1120    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 20, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm