Free Public Tour
COME VISIT THE YARD... Free public tours meet every Wednesday at noon in our office at 27 Sims Ave. We are located on the first floor of the brick building halfway down the street on the left. This is a great way to find out more about our history, programs and facilities.&n
JWU Volunteer Group
Johnson & Wales University amazing students will spend a couple of hours working hard in our shop and on our site to keep the Yard looking great.
Easter - Steel Yard Closed
The Steel Yard will be closed today, and there will be no Open Studios.
Site Rental: SEEED Conference
The Steel Yard will be rented out for Social Enterprise Greenhouses' SEED Conference. A collaboration between Brown University and Social Enterprise Greenhouse, SEEED is the first national conference to focus on what is needed to build an effective social enterprise ecosystem that can drive e
Mark your calendar, this event will be happening before you know it! And, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to recieve updates about this and future events. Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on May 17th for our second annual Fire Camp. The event
SPRING COURSES POSTERS
Look at our beautiful 2014 Spring courses poster designed by Beth Brandon, isn't great!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year, Yardies! Wishing you all a very happy and creative 2014, The Steel Yard Crew
Newly Installed Banners on Olneyville Square!
Congratulations to Joel Taplin and Nick Vacca for fabricating these beautiful and sturdy decorative banners for Olneyville Square! Special thanks to concept designer Pippi Zornova and William Reeves, the City of Providence, OlneyvIlle Housing Corporation and Eagle Tree and Varmint.
Howie Sneider named as Acting Director of the Steel Yard
Howie Sneider, a longtime Steel Yard employee, has been named acting director of the Steel Yard effective November 18. After the resignation of Helen Lang, Howie will lead the Steel Yard until a permanent executive director is found. Howie first came to the Yard in 2004 as an artist renting
The Steel Yard Wins Prestigious Award for Urban Excellence
The Steel Yard, Rhode Island’s industrial arts nonprofit, has been honored with a 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), a prestigious national award honoring innovative urban placemaking. The Steel Yard is one of four Silver Medalists and has been recognized for its game c
Open Studios/Studio Access
For the working metal artist or experienced maker, we provide access to our metal shop beyond our classes. One of the most popular ways to get back into our studio is through Open Studios, offered each and every Sunday (check our homepage for cancellations). Open Studios are an affordable way to have access our tools and equipment as well as the supervision of an experienced studio monitor. It's a great way to finish what you worked on in class, or start a brand new project.
Open Studio participants have access to the same tools and equipment we use in welding, blacksmithing, and jewelry classes; including MIG welders, ARC welders, use of the forges and blacksmithing tools, oxyacetylene torches, grinders, a metal chop saw, horizontal band saw, and many small hand tools. All this for just $30.00 per 3-hour session! Check the Calendar for days and times. Cancellations wil be posted on our home page.
Open Studio sessions are available to current and past Steel Yard students.
NEW OPEN STUDIO POLICY:
Before your first Open Studio session, you must contact our office to register. Registration is a free, one-time-only process and must be completed at least three days before you plan to access Open Studios.
Day & Hourly Shop Rental
Do you need more time and space than Open Studios provides? We also have daytime studio rental rates. The daytime program is great for individuals that would like to have the shop to themselves or to work on bigger projects that are more difficult to accomplish during regular Open Studios. These rental times are available to experienced metal workers only, as there is no monitor in the shop. You'll have access to all the same tools, with more room to work! Contact our studio director, , to get more information and schedule access.
Youth Open Studios
For the younger metal enthusiasts we have Youth Open Studio sessions. During our regular course season, our studios are open and free of charge to any high school student who has completed one or more of our youth programs in metalworking. During these monitored studio sessions, students can work on their own projects and spend time experimenting in our shop with the support and guidance of artists and instructors. Contact Islay, , for more information and times.