ONSITE: Metalworking (Ages 12-14)
Explore working with metal and traditional metalworking tools by creating sculptural works of your own. We will learn different ways to cut metal safely and bend it accurately, then we’ll try drilling, texturing, hammering, stamping and polishing our work. We will use the acetylene torch to soften (anneal) copper. Finally, we will bring dimension and form to copper cutouts by covering two basic fold forging techniques.
- Students should expect a working environment. Please wear closed toed shoes and expect to tie back any long hair. Please wear clothes you be comfortable in while working.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This is an ONSITE course. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. For more info please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Jeannine's spirited creativity turned to metalsmithing in 2002. She has studied Metals at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Visual Arts Center, Arrowmont and Penland School of Crafts. She currently teaches metalsmithing at The Visual Arts Center, and to private clients. In her studio she is inspired by the beauty and strength of nature. In her classes she promotes caring for the earth by sharing ethical practices. Jeannine is featured at Fan Frame and Fine Art on Robinson and, 43rd St Gallery in Forest Hill.
Take a look at her work on https://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyjeannine/