Workshops and Classes

Washington Sculptors Group Fall Workshops

Photo courtesy of Washington Sculptors Group.

Photo courtesy of Washington Sculptors Group.

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Annual Welding Workshop with master welder Chas Colburn
Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, 19, 2014, 10am-3pm each day

$25 for materials (we will collect at the workshop) Brown bag lunch

Enrollment: Strictly Limited to 15 participants

This is a hands-on workshop with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of metal working tools and machinery. Chas along with his master welder and artist colleagues will cover basic skills, equipment use and most importantly, safety. We will explore the building of structure from concept stage to working with steel: cutting, drilling, set-up, welding, grinding & finishing.

Safety: Experienced metal workers should bring helmet, welding jacket, eye protection and ear protection.

All participants should wear work clothing including appropriate footwear – e.g. – Hard toe to protect against sharp, heavy and/or falling objects. If you have eye and ear protection, please bring your safety gear.

RSVP to [email protected]

For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/1477485542517233. The workshop will be located at 3D Metal Parts, Inc., 5330 46 th Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Creative Exploration, recycled aluminum casting, wire & found objects: An experiential workshop with Roger Cutler
Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2 10am-4pm each day

$30 for materials (we will collect at the workshop) Brown bag lunch

Roger Cutler will lead us through an exploration of materials and creativity, playing with cast aluminum, steel wire and found objects as our starting point. With cast aluminum, we will duplicate interesting shapes and objects and use these casts as tools to create more complex pieces that may bear little in common with the object(s) we began with. Wire will expand our possibilities and freedom to create entirely new shapes and expressions. We look forward to a fun and rich creative experience.

Artists are encouraged to bring:

  1. Safety gear: Experienced metal workers should bring eye protection and gloves. All participants should wear work clothing including appropriate footwear – e.g. – Hard toe to protect against sharp, heavy and/or falling objects etc.
  2. Simply shaped objects (not to exceed 12″ in any dimension) that are sturdy enough to be firmly pressed into damp sand for casting.
  3. Scrap aluminum (if you have it) for casting. Avoid extremely thin metal (cans & foil) and painted/coated metal that would generate fumes when heated.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/1554227764807644. The workshop will be located at 3D Metal Parts, Inc., 5330 46 th Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

 

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