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From the workshops of Molten Metal Works, Community Woodshop, Adam’s Forge, and the Glass Studio, a weekend of workshops: welding, woodturning, blacksmithing, and glasswork. Come build a lamp, learn new skills, and make some new friends who are into doing awesome stuff like you.
Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25
It’s finally happening: four of the finest teaching shops in Northeast LA are getting together to bring you a weekend of intertwined classes, teaching you glass cutting, blacksmithing, welding, and woodturning, all in the same weekend. Classes start on Friday night, and you’ll have two on Saturday, with one on Sunday. Following Sunday’s class, everyone will get together for a lamp assembly session and barbeque. Regale others with your heroic blacksmith tales or console one-another with glass-cutting foibles.
At Adam’s Forge, you’ll be blacksmithing a finial, shaping a bolt into a spiral or swirl that serve as a decorative centerpiece to hold the lamp together. At Community Woodshop you will use a mini lathe to turn square stock into a round spindle. In just a couple of hours you will be making beads and coves and tapered spindles. At the Glass Studio, you’ll learn the beginnings of coldworking glass. You’ll cut glass, grind a soft edge and drill holes. And finally, at Molten Metal Works you’ll learn how to use a horizontal bandsaw to cut steel and then use a MIG welder to weld those cut pieces into a frame that’ll hold the glass lamp shade.
Pretty cheap weekend too, at $250, which includes everything: instruction, studio fee, and Sunday lunch. To sign up and answers to FAQ: http://moltenmetalworks.net/shop/make-lympics/
Questions? For logistics questions email firstname.lastname@example.org For technical questions, please contact the shops directly.
The Glass Studio: Cathi Milligan, 323.387.9705 email@example.com
Adam’s Forge: Nancy Tarczynski firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Woodshop: Scott Stevens, email@example.com
Molten Metal Works: Matt Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students must be 18 and older, be in sufficient physical condition (no pacemakers and be able to stand for three hours at a time, possibly while swinging a hammer), and have enthusiasm for doing fun stuff.