BIPOC Blacksmithing Night (10/25)
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**This course is open to those who identify as black, indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC)**
This class will introduce students to basic metalworking techniques used in working mild steel with fire and traditional tools such as hammers and anvils – tools that have changed little over the last 3500 years, yet still remain effective for shaping steel in a way that modern fabrication techniques cannot. By using traditional techniques students will shape a piece of square mild steel into a decorative, organic, and useful wall hook while learning basic blacksmithing techniques.
No blacksmithing or metal fabrication knowledge is required. Students should wear natural fiber clothes, gull-length pants, and closed toe shoes, but personal protective equipment will be provided. Students should also bring a sketchbook or other method to explore options for their own project.
BIPOC SLIDING SCALE
With support from the Papitto Opportunity Connection, we are able to offer our BIPOC-centered courses at sliding scale. All of our classes are priced such that, as a not-for-profit educational organization, we are able to cover our overhead and pay artists a living wage. These BIPOC-centered classes have a suggested price in line with our standard pricing model, but consider using these guidelines to help you pay within your ability.
COURSE WITHDRAWAL & TRANSFERS
All enrollments are subject to our REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT POLICIES.