This course is appropriate for both beginners trying their hand at steel work for the first time and those with some experience looking to refine their craft. This is a project driven course where each student will design, plan, and execute their creative vision with the help of the instructor. Techniques covered will include welding, hot and cold forging, cutting, grinding, and finishing, essentially any technique that is needed to complete the desired form. Come with an idea in mind or just with curiosity and we can design a project together. Material will be limited to 1/2 inch square stock, so be thinking in lines. Make tools for your fire pit, a stylish trellis for your garden, or whatever else you can imagine.
10/10-11/21 no class 10/31 (6 sessions) 6-9 pm Tuesdays
Tuition: $250 + $65 studio fee
Faculty: Connor J Pirruccello-McClellan
CJPM grew up in Rhode Island and their studio is currently based in Foster, RI. They fell in love with the magic of steel work after helping their uncle weld a broken tractor hitch. After studying at the Steel Yard in Providence, RI and with blacksmith Ian Eddy, they attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. They quickly abandoned their planned mechanical engineering major to double major in creative writing and studio art under the tutelage of Nestor Gil. They went on to teach elementary school science and pre-k education before attending Maine College of Art and Design for their Masters. Supplies Long pants and close-toed shoes. All clothing must be natural fibers (cotton, leather, etc. No synthetics)
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