Free Public Tour
COME VISIT THE YARD... Free public tours meet the first Wednesday of every month 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, progra
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
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
Second Saturday Volunteer Day
Second Saturday Volunteer Days at the Steel Yard are a great way to help out in a group setting. On the second Saturday of each month, from 11am – 3pm, we will work together to keep the Yard looking great. It’s a wonderful way to meet new people, give back to the Yard, and be creative. T
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
the Steel Yard is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator
The Steel Yard and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are seeking a 450 hour AmeriCorps member to serve as a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR The Steel Yard has nurtured, grown and depended on the contribution of volunteers for many years. Volunteer involvement in landscaping, building
Sneider Named as Executive Director
The Steel Yard Board of Directors has appointed Howie Sneider to the position of Executive Director, effective March 21, 2014. Sneider, who has served as acting director since December, came to the Steel Yard in 2004 as an artist renting studio space and as the teacher of the Yard's firs
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.
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.
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. Contact Philip, , to register.
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 directorPhilip at 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. Check the Calendar for days and times. Cancellations wil be posted on our home page.