2020 Workshop Series
All workshops are first come, first serve.
Limited seats available
All materials and safety equipment provided. 

April 18, 2020 - Blacksmithing Basics - Points and Twists

This workshop will cover the beginning basics of blacksmith forging. Participants will learn how to efficiently and elegantly shape steel into points and to create twists to build their own plant stakes and ornamental hooks. 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $75.00

9 seat capacity

May 16, 2020 - Blacksmithing Basics - Leaves and Scrolls

This workshop will cover the beginning basics of blacksmith forging. Participants will learn how to hot shape leaf and scroll forms.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $75.00

9 seat capacity

May 30, 2020 - Sculpture Welding Workshop

Attendees will learn how to MIG and stick weld, plasma cut, prepare welds, grind and finish their own sculptural forms out of mild steel. 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $75.00

6 seat capacity

June 20, 2020 - Blacksmithing - Hot Carving Sculpture Heads

Techniques covered in this workshop will give attendees the guidance to forge heads out of mild steel. Participants will choose the subject matter and experienced blacksmiths will demonstrate techniques to the whole group as well as individual instruction for custom shapes related to personal interests.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $100.00

9 seat capacity

July 11, 2020 - Sculpture Welding Workshop

Attendees will learn how to MIG and stick weld, plasma cut, prepare welds, grind and finish their own sculptural forms out of mild steel. 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $75.00

6 seat capacity

July 18, 2020 - Forge a Better Relationship - Couples Workshop

Couples will learn how to hand forge corkscrews and bottle openers. This couple collaborative workshop will give pairs a unique experience to work together and leave with functional items that they can enjoy everyday. 

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $150.00 per couple

4 couple capacity

August 15, 2020 - Beginning Knife Making

Participants in this workshop will make a knife from a rail road spike. This introductory workshop will allow attendees to test their interest in knife making through hot forging and finishing techniques

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $100.00

9 seat capacity

September 19, 2020 - Open Forge Workshop

This open workshop will give attendees 2 hour blocks of time to have access to experienced blacksmiths to guidance on most techniques of interest on a beginner and intermediate level. This workshop is open to individuals who have or have not attended previous workshops. This is unique opportunity to engage in blacksmithing on your own terms and create a custom sculpture or functional item.

Time slots: 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00pm 

Price: $50.00 per time slot

9 seat capacity

October 17, 2020 - Forge Medieval Torch

Participants will learn how to forge and weld an outdoor torch to enhance any outdoor setting. Custom designs will be welcomed to be paired with the torch making methodology presented in this workshop.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price: $150.00

6 seat capacity

November 21, 2020 - Candlesticks, Candelabras and Sconces  

This workshop will focus on making hand forged forms intended to securely display candles to decorate your home. Attendees will have the option to create a free standing candlestick or candelabra or a wall sconce of their choosing.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Price:$100.00

6 seat capacity

Western North Carolina Sculpture Center

4612 Patterson School Dr.

Lenoir, NC 28645

wncsculpture@gmail.com

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