UPCOMING EVENTS

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.
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INTO TO ENAMELING W/ CATHY TALBOT

NOV. 20 - 21, 9AM - 4PM

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.

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

DEC. 5, 12 - 4PM

Shop for handmade gifts, decorate enameled ornaments, and enjoy refreshments on the grounds during this free holiday event!

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MAKE YOUR OWN: GOLD LEAFING

DEC. 11, MULTIPLE TIMES

Explore the world of gold leaf! Learn the simple technique of applying gold leaf to everyday objects.

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CASTING: BOOKENDS

DEC. 11, 9AM - 4PM

This course will introduce students to two-part mold making from patterns with flat backs. You may choose from a variety of bookend patterns that we have in our foundry or create your own.

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FAMILY ACTIVITY: SNOWFLAKE GARLANDS

DEC. 12, MULTIPLE TIMES

Make fun and festive winter décor by cutting snowflakes out from paper and metal, then assembling them into a garland.

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BLACKSMITHING II

JAN. 15 - 16, 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.

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FOLD FORMING JEWELRY

JAN. 15, 9AM - 4PM

Fold forming is a technique used to quickly add texture, detail and dimension to metal surfaces. Learn how to use this technique to create unique pieces of jewelry from copper.

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CASTING: DOOR KNOCKERS

JAN. 22, 9AM - 4PM

This advanced level class will teach you how to cast objects with interconnected, moving parts. Students will be able to choose from a variety of door knocker patterns from our foundry.

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CASTING: FANTASTIC CREATURES

JAN. 29 - 30, 9AM - 4PM

Lost wax is the oldest form of metal casting dating back to the time of Da Vinci. This class combines the Lost Wax Technique for use in resin sand molds.

Welding

MIG WELDING

FEB. 5, MULTIPLE TIMES

This four-hour class focuses on learning and practicing welding

techniques. It will focus more on the process rather than making a

project.

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BLACKSMITHING I

FEB. 26 - 27, 9AM - 4PM

This class teaches the fundamental skills needed to forge steel and understand how to safely and effectively use blacksmithing tools. Learn to bend, taper, twist, punch, drift and upset steel while you work on several small projects.

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GREEN SAND CASTING

FEB. 26 - 27, 9AM - 4PM

Learn how to make a two-part mold using an oil bonded sand known as green sand.

Welding

MIG WELDING: SCRAP SCULPTURE

MAR. 12, 9AM - 4PM

This class teaches you to safely operate a wire welder (MIG) and ARC Welder. The Smithy staff has assembled an inspirational scrap pile of shapes and sizes of steel for you to create creatures, critters, and anything you can imagine.

Welding

MIG WELDING

MAR. 26, MULTIPLE TIMES

This four-hour class focuses on learning and practicing welding

techniques. It will focus more on the process rather than making a

project.

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COLD CONNECTIONS FOR JEWELRY W/ JOE CLIFT

MAR. 19 - 20, 9AM - 4PM

Join us as special guest artist Joe Clift leads a jewelry class focusing on using cold connections to create settings. In this class you will learn how to texture metal, use a jeweler's saw, make rivets out of copper tubing, and to set a stone using the setting you sawed out.