Explore the Industrial Arts Sample Style
Tasters are a great way to explore the myriad art disciplines we offer. Not sure which of our incredible classes to take, want to introduce someone new to a craft, have an itch to just try something new without too much commitment? Take a class with a friend or make new friends while making. Try Blacksmithing, Enameling, Sand Casting, Glass Fusing, Jewelry, or Leather. What will you discover next?
Learn the fundamental skills needed to forge steel and gain a basic understanding of blacksmithing tools while forging a small item to take home.
Learn the basics of hand tooling and weaving leather, including patterning and transferring techniques, conditioning and dying, while creating a small project such as a bracelet, choker, or a cuff.
Learn how to melt and shape borosilicate glass with an oxy-propane torch, completing a small project to take home.
Learn the basics of melting glass with heat, cutting it, and fusing it (combining colors), and firing and annealing procedures. You’ll design and fuse a small glass project of your own.
Learn the basics of creating temporary sand molds and ladling molten molten glass directly into the mold. This is an exciting and often fast paced activity that yields instant gratification. During your taster, you’ll complete a small project.
Learn the basic skills of annealing, texturing, stamping, filing, sanding, polishing, design and shop safety while creating a small charm to take home.
Learn the basics of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, plasma cutting and other fabrication processes while making a small candle holder of your own.
Parent and child pairs will create bowls shaped like an animal using basic hand building techniques and underglazes to paint them. Based on interest and time, this calss can also incorporate the potter’s wheel. These unique pieces will be food safe.