Dragons from the Fire

June 3 - June 5, 2022

Dragons from the Fire


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $455
Material Fee: $75

Nothing kindles the fires of creativity quite like a dragon! Come learn how to craft fire and steel into several kinds of dragon heads, as well as the necessary tools to make them. We will go in-depth into the principles of sculpting steel with hand tools, as well as the basic forging skills and heat treatment needed to make your own tooling.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Willow Zietman

Willow Zietman is an artist blacksmith from Lunenburg, MA. She takes inspiration from plants, animals and fairy tales to make work that is elegant, humorous and often cute. For Willow, blacksmithing is about using traditional techniques to create forms that are surprising when looked at up close. Her work is about the details and quirks that make you laugh or smile.

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