Forged Steel Sculpture

July 8 - July 12, 2022

Forged Steel Sculpture

$735.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $85

Discover how blacksmithing can be an expressive, sculptural medium with a focus on design, connections, surface texture, and finishing techniques. Whether it’s the first time you’ve worked at the forge or you’re a seasoned professional this class will open up a world of possibilities.

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

Registration will open December 13th.

Level: 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

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Elizabeth Belz

Elizabeth Belz is a blacksmith, educator and the owner of Black Widow Forge, LLC located in Grand Marais, MN. She was the blacksmithing apprentice at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN for two years where she trained under master metalsmith Jim Masterson. Elizabeth was a craft education intern at North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minn, in 2016, and a resident artist with the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, in 2017. Elizabeth has shown her work, competed and taught blacksmithing throughout the United States and internationally and is currently an Arrowmont 2021-22 Artist in Residence.

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