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1889 Foundation gives $250K grant to Center for Metal Arts January 20, 2023 “The 1889 Foundation recently joined the ongoing collaborative effort to develop a full campus at the Center for Metal Arts in Johnstown by awarding a… Read More… 2023 OPPORTUNITIES November 1, 2022 Week-Long Scholarships One-week full tuition scholarships are open for applications…

Cambria Iron Conference

Cambria Iron Conference

Inspired by the Past – Forging to the Future September 16th, 2023 | Center for Metal Arts, Johnstown PA The Cambria Iron Conference is an event held at Center for Metal Arts in the historic Cambria Iron and Steel Blacksmith shop. CMA’s mission is to renovate and refurbish the historic power hammers and tooling to…

Digital Notebook

Digital Notebook

The Center for Metal Arts Digital Notebook is a resource of forging techniques and projects designed to aid the aspiring blacksmith. Our mission is to create in-depth instructional videos that complement our in person forging workshops. Simply create a CMA Digital Notebook username and password and all enrolled workshops will be saved to your notebook…

Opportunities

Opportunities

Scholarships We’re honored and grateful to remember Stefan, Steve, and Russell through generous donations to the Center for Metal Art’s Scholarship fund. Residency Opportunities Center for Metal Arts is offering independent forging residencies in the month of January that vary in length from one-week to one-month. Private Lessons & Open Studio Private lessons are perfect…

Scholarships

Scholarships

2023 Scholarships are now open. Deadline to apply is February 1st, 2023. Stefan Karfakis Memorial Scholarship 1977-2015 Born in Easton Pennsylvania, Stefan grew up passionate about art. As a senior in high school, he was selected to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts, and graduated with 9 credits in Art History from Lafayette College….

Assistantships

Assistantships

Applications due February 1st, 2023. Benefits  Exposure and interaction with all CMA instructors and workshops  Direct hands on experience assisting instructors during demonstrations and workshops Valuable experience in the craft of forging  Experience using and maintaining forging tools and equipment  Housing in the CMA House during your stay in Johnstown $350 Weekly Stipend Duties  Oversee…

Residency

Residency

Independent Residencies With a huge thank you to the Windgate Foundation, Center for Metal Arts is excited to offer independent forging residencies through scholarships in the month of January 2023. Residencies will vary in length from one-week to one-month, for of a full list of dates and options see below. To apply for this artist…

Forging Focus

Forging Focus

A Six-Week Intensive Course Level: All Skill Levels Dates: June 19th – July 28th 2023 Forging technique and tooling is the key to quality work. Whether you’re interested in sculpture, toolmaking, architectural work or anything in between, this intensive workshop is a six-week course that covers a broad range of forging techniques both at the…

About

About

Who We Are The mission of CMA is to maintain a world-class educational forging program, providing the best equipped facility deeply rooted in the traditions and history of this craft, reaching and serving the broadest possible audience of artists, craftspeople and students in the U.S. and abroad. Core to this mission is the preservation through…

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