Need more shop time?
For a small fee, we provide Studio Access outside of course hours in the welding, blacksmithing, and jewelry departments. This is an affordable way to access tools and equipment as well as the supervision of an experienced studio monitor to finish the project that you began during your course or start a brand new project.
HOW TO GET STUDIO ACCESS
Step 1: Take a course! Studio Access is limited to people who’ve previously taken a BEGINNER & above level welding, blacksmithing or jewelry course at The Steel Yard. We offer Community Studio Access for ceramics only to those currently enrolled in a ceramics course.
Please note: If it has been more than 2 years since you have used The Steel Yard’s studios, we ask that you take another course to refresh you on machinery and our Studio Policies. We do not currently offer additional shop-time/studio access in the ceramics department.
Step 2: PAY for your appointment. Studio access is $35.00 per 3-hour session (see exception for youth access below). Please purchase a 3-hour slot from our Course Catalog.
Step 3: REQUEST using this Community Studio Access Request Form. It must be completed at least a 24 HOURS prior to the requested access date. Currently, we offer Studio Access on THURSDAYS from 3-6 PM, FRIDAYS from 5:30-8:30PM, and SUNDAYS from 5-8 PM. Please submit one form per attendee per date. Be sure to check our Calendar to confirm that the session will be running prior to your request.
Step 4: ATTEND your reserved session. Please arrive to your session on time; if no one arrives to Community Studio Access within the first 60 minutes, the monitors will lock the studio doors.
FREE STUDIO ACCESS FOR AGES 18 & UNDER
If you are 18 years of age or younger and you have taken a course in welding, blacksmithing, or jewelry at The Steel Yard, you can access the studio free of charge during designated times. Complete the Community Studio Access Request Form. You will receive an email once we have confirmed availability and eligibility.
NEED EVEN MORE SHOP TIME?
Do you need more time to work on a project, prototype, or commission piece? Our Micro-Residency is a great way for you to get 24/7 studio access, for at least one month, or up to a maximum of three months.