SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

From exhibition receptions, gallery talks, workshops and after-hour events, there are countless opportunities to get involved and enjoy everything the Metal Museum has to offer.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mini Metalsmiths: Embossed Clay Hanging Tile

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 3:45 - 4:45PM

Using embossing and pattern plates, students will learn how to apply textures and patterns to the surface of a different material. They will leave with a decorative hanging tile.

$10 per student | Ages 3 - 6

Color on Metal: Introduction to Enameling w/ Cathy Talbot

SATURDAY + SUNDAY, NOV. 16 - 17, 9AM - 4PM

Join us as special guest artist Cathy Talbot leads an introduction to enameling. Glass enameling is the ancient art of melting fine powdered glass to metal.  This class will include several enameling techniques on copper, using both an electric kiln and Mapp gas torch if desired. Instruction will include an explanation of enameling techniques, such as dry sifting, counter enameling, sgraffito, stencils, stamps, glass beads, graphite, wafers, and threads. Everyone will leave this class with several pieces of work, including a pendant, earrings, bracelet, and a light switch plate or tray.

$360 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up

Blacksmithing II

SATURDAY + SUNDAY, NOV. 23 - 24, 9AM - 4PM

Blacksmithing II teaches advanced forging techniques, such as forge welding, collars, collar lap joints, and rivets. By the end of this two-day class, students will leave with a 12” x 12” window grille. The first day will focus on making the frame and center bar and riveting it together. The second day will focus on scroll making, which includes forge welding and fitting the scrolls to the grille.

$360 | Blacksmithing I Required | Ages 15 and up

Metal Casting w/ Resin Sand

SATURDAY + SUNDAY, NOV. 23 - 24, 9AM - 4PM

Learn how to use resin sand to make a two-part mold. Resin bonded sand is a mixture of a super fine grade sand mixed with a 2- or 3-part chemical that binds the sand together and hardens. It creates a strong mold that can withstand high temperatures. You will pour several aluminum and bronze molds, either custom made or from the Museum’s patterns.

$360 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up

Blacksmith Friday: Forged Hooks

FRIDAY, NOV. 29, 9AM - 1PM

During this class you will use a forge, hammer and anvil to learn to taper, twist, spread and form steel to create your own hooks. You will leave with one or two completed hooks.

$90 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up

Blacksmith Friday: Forged Skewers

FRIDAY, NOV. 29, 2 - 4PM

Learn how to forge and twist metal to make your own grilling skewers during this two-hour class. Expect to leave with 6 to 10 skewers.

$60 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up

Make Your Own: Art Tile

SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 10AM - 3PM

Drop in anytime between 10am and 3pm to make your own art tile. Carve your design into a 4” x 4” square mold and our Foundry crew will cast it in aluminum for you!

Member pricing does not apply. Sales end at 2pm. This is an outdoor event and will be available while supplies last.


$20 per project | Ages 15 and up (Ages 10-15 may attend, but must have an adult registered with them)

MIG Welding I

SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 8AM - 12PM, 1 - 5PM

Sometimes described as the “hot glue gun” of steel. Learn to safely operate a wire welder (MIG) and ARC Welder. The Shop Staff has assembled an inspirational scrap pile of shapes and sizes of steel for you to create yard sculptures, creatures, critters and anything you can imagine.

$90 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up

Holiday Open House

SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 12 - 4PM

Celebrate the start of the holiday season with us! Join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 8th and enjoy FREE museum admission. Design your own cookie cutter, make an ornament from cast pewter, and browse unique handcrafted gifts in our Museum Store.

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS:


Enameled Copper Ornament Workshop

Register at bit.ly/2Otgl0X


Cast Pewter Ornament Workshop

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Enameled Copper Ornaments Workshop

SUNDAY, DEC. 8, 1 - 4PM

Create colorful ornaments of your own design using copper and powdered glass. Glass enameling is the ancient art of melting fine powdered glass on to metal.  A kiln will be used to melt the powdered glass onto the metal. Instruction will include an explanation of enameling techniques, such as dry sifting, counter enameling, sgraffito, stencils, and stamps. Everyone will leave class with up to four ornaments.

$130 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up

Mini Metalsmiths: Wire Art Tile

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 3:45 - 4:45PM

Students will make a wire drawing that focuses on line. They will use pipe cleaners to learn some simple wire working techniques.

$10 per student | Ages 3 - 6

Junior Artisans: Tempera Enamel Tile

SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 10:30AM - 12PM

Learn the enamel process through tempera paint. Students will create a tile design that mimics the champlevé enameling technique. We will look at the Master Metalsmith: Sarah Perkins exhibition for inspiration on color and design.

$15 per student | Ages 7 - 10

Young Coppersmiths: Tempera Enamel Tile

SATURDAY, DEC. 14, 2:30 - 4PM

Learn the enamel process through tempera paint. Students will create a tile design that mimics the champlevé enameling technique. We will look at the Master Metalsmith: Sarah Perkins exhibition for inspiration on color and design.

$15 per student | Ages 11 - 13

Botanical Blacksmithing

SATURDAY + SUNDAY, DEC. 14 - 15, 9AM - 4PM

This class will cover coal fire maintenance and basic steel forging techniques with a focus on floral and leaf sculptural forms. Each student’s goal will be to experiment and create a couple of sample pieces, or focus on one final project as they hone new or existing blacksmithing skills. The first day will focus on different types of leaves forged from precut leaf shapes and from bar stock. The second day will focus on floral shapes, where you will have the option to focus on one finished flower or to experiment with a few different types and shapes of flora. If time allows, we will discuss completed projects and add a finish to pieces.

$360 | Beginner Plus | Ages 15 and up

Cast Aluminum Switch Plate

SATURDAY, DEC. 21, 1 - 5PM

Make a mold using oil-bonded sand and have a single light switch plate cast in aluminum. You can add decoration to the switch pate by sketching in the sand, putting leaves on the surface of the pattern, or by pressing toys into the sand. After the aluminum is poured, you will finish the pieces by cutting off the sprue, filing and sanding edges, drilling screw holes, sandblasting, and applying a patina to the surface. You will leave with one original switch plate.

$90 | Beginner | Ages 15 and up

Make Your Own: Wire Rings

SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 10AM - 12PM, 2:30 - 4:30PM

Make unique rings out of wire using pliers and a ring mandrel. You will learn how to incorporate the techniques of wire wrapping, beading, and forging into the designs.


$10 per project | Ages 15 and up (Ages 10-15 may attend, but must have an adult registered with them)

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