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
Mark your calendar, FIRE CAMP 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 June 13th for our third annual Fire Camp. This event
10th Annual Cruise Night
Suggested donationThe Steel Yard is pleased to announce that the 10th Annual Cruise Night will be held on Friday, July 10th from 5:00 – 8:00pm. This unique event is more than a simple display of chrome and horsepower, but is also an important part of the Steel Yard’s
2015 Halloween Iron Pour
Help Fuel the Fires this Winter
There is nowhere else around to access the equipment, knowledge or skills that are available at the Steel Yard. You can help someone have a Steel Yard experience… • $75 will fund a public demonstration • $180 will provide the gasses for welding class • $36
The Halloween Iron Pour is here!
On October 25th the Steel Yard brings you Mad Science, our 9th Annual Halloween Iron Pour. The Iron Pour has been called one of Providence’s most impressive Halloween parties and you won’t want to miss it. Prepare yourself for an industrial performance extravaganza.
Cruise Night 2012 Film by Rob Houllahan
Our friend, and unofficial documentarian of all things Yard related, Rob Houllahan shot some great footage at this years Cruise Night. If you weren't able to attend the event, or you just want to relive all the awesomeness, watch the video below to see all classic and custom cars that converged on o
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!
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 every Thursday afternoon and Sunday evenings during our regular course seasons (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! Payment is dues at the time of studio use, and is limited to exact cash or check.
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
Any high school student who has completed one or more of our youth programs in metalworking are invited to attend Open Studio sessions free of charge. 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.