Instructor: Dan Neville
Level: All Skills Levels
Dates: August 31st- September 4th, ( 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. )
*Tuition does not cover the cost of materials used for students’ own production
In this workshop student will be building their skills as a beginner or novice blacksmith. The class will begin by talking about form and how to identify what processes are most appropriate to execute a design when creating a functional object. Moving to the fire, students will start with several warm up projects that will show the limitations and possibilities of forged and fabricated steel.
Next, personal projects will develop with individual guidance that will focus on a functional object of your choice. Sheetmetal forming, tapering, Isolating material, joinery, and hammer control will be the foundation of this class. Exercises throughout the week will help build your skills and confidence at the forge.
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- Dan Neville received his BFA in metalsmithing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and his MFA degree in metalsmithing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Dan has taught at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Missouri State University, and Austin Community College in Texas. Dan has exhibited his work extensively at venues such as the Metal Museum in Tennessee, Lillstreet gallery in Chicago, IL, and The Yamawaki Art College Gallery in Tokyo, Japan .