May 20th and 21st. 10AM till 4PM. Day1: learn to create forms and shapes, dots and squiggles using the torch… to be used in a fused glass composition, and ultimately a small bowl. All tools, glass and equipment provided. Bring a lunch or restaurants in the village. Day 1: learn to use the surface mix torch to create pieces for fusing into your project on Day 2. We will use Bullseye COE 90- glass for this class. Create your fused glass project and load the kiln. Your projects will be shipped to you. $350 per student. Register by May 17 th. 4 MIN 6 MAX. Private Groups welcome. $300 ea. In groups.
When: August 16th – 19th 2018
Where: CCAC Blacksmith Shop
Register at the door.
- Individual One Day – $45.00
- Individual Entire Event – $90.00
- Student (valid ID req.) One Day – $30.00
- Student (valid ID req.) Entire Event – $60.00
- Family One Day – $60.00
- Family Entire Event – $120.00
9/16 Thursday – All day – Arrival and open forge for group sculpture project.
Dusk – opening firepit ceremony.
8/17 Friday – 9-noon – Heather Mclarty demo
12-2 – lunch break
2-5 – Gary Eagle demo
Evening – open forge and fire pit
8/18 Saturday – 9-noon – Heather Mclarty demo
12-2 – lunch break
2-5 – Gary Eagle demo
6pm – potluck style community dinner (bring something to share)
Evening – open forge and fire
8/19 Sunday – 9-noon – Leslie Tharp demo
Parking is available for rvs and trailers. Must check in with registration tent BEFORE setting up. Camping is readily available both in and off site. Recommendations available at the registration tent. All camping is free. No solid fuel fires or bbqing allowed… propane is fine. Check our Housing Page for other local options.
Level 2 Class – 5 Students Minimum: 6 Maximum
Dates: Aug 20-21
Times: Class starts at 9:00 and runs ’til 5:00 with an hour for lunch.
Class Description: This two day workshop will focus on designing, forging and assembling a framed wall panel. This class allows for a fair amount of personal creativity as each panel can be totally unique. Students will practice developing their design skills and sense of aesthetic, work at forging the various elements that will make up their individual panel and then use traditional joinery to complete the assembly. Gary has been making (and teaching folks how to make) these panels for years and will serve as the perfect coach and mentor to boost students design and forging skills.
Level 2-3 Class – 5 Students Minimum : 6 Maximum
Dates: July 19-20-21
Times: 9am – 5pm with lunch break
Class description: Roberto Giordani is a world class blacksmith hailing from Italy. He is traveling and teaching in the US this summer and is offering a three day workshop at Cascadia Center for Arts and Crafts this July. The workshop is a collaborative sculptural piece – each student forges an element and then all the elements are connected through traditional (and intriguing!) joinery methods. See Roberto’s sketch below. This is a rare opportunity to forge and learn with a master smith in a small group setting – and a stunning setting at that! Come enjoy the cool mountain temps on the flanks of beautiful Mount Hood and learn something new about moving hot steel. Space is limited so register today! Students should bring their own safety glasses, hearing protection and gloves.
Cost – $475.00
The Cascadia Center for Arts and Crafts was pleased to host a Wood-Mizer demonstration at the Summit Campus, put on by the Timber Framers Guild. Timber Framers from around the country are meeting at Timberline Lodge for their Western Conference this year. The Troutdale Wood-Mizer dealership was kind enough to provide an LT-40 portable saw mill to demonstrate how to make beams, slabs and boards from raw logs. Expert Wood-Mizer sawyer Kaj Enderlein of Heartworks Construction was on hand, and made short work out of about 10 logs. He created wood for a series of picnic benches.
Some of the PNW’s top Blacksmiths were on hand, including Darryl Nelson, Hunter Dahlberg, and Kellen Bateham to custom forge 5″ long iron nails for the picnic bench assembly. Darryl also demonstrated how he makes his decorative Ram’s Head.
The Summit Arts Center now has new blacksmithing classes open for registration ! Classes include:
- Forging Animal Heads with Darryl Nelson
- Fundamentals of Blacksmithing – Tooling with Mark Aspery
- Fundamentals of Blacksmithing – Joinery with Mark Aspery
And save the dates August 16-19 for Blacksmith Week 2018 !