Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America
Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America
Center for Metal Arts Workshop with
 - Frederic Crist  -
Fire, Forge and Hot Iron for Sculptors
March 20 - 21, 2010, from 9AM to 5PM


This is a courtesy announcement on an exciting workshop opportunity coming up
soon.  Please forward this to anyone you think might be interested.

Rome H. Hutchings, ABANA President
Chairman, ABANA Member Services
March 20 - 21, 2010, from 9AM to 5PM

What does blacksmithing bring to the sculptural process? Sculptor Frederic Crist returns to the Center for Metal Arts with a 2 day workshop March 20-21, 2010, to focus on use of traditional blacksmith techniques that can change up the creation and forging of sculpture. We will explore basic skills, process and tools to forge. Form and create individual and multiple pieces, as well as investigate different assembly processes, wedging, riveting, and mortise and tenon. We will explore the use of mass and line in developing ideas and direction in sculpture.

Sculptor and innovative metal artisan Frederic Crist was introduced to forging as a direct manipulation of metal under Jack Andrews at the Philadelphia College of Art, where he graduated with a BA in Sculpture. He became Head Blacksmith at the Samuel Yellin Metalworkers, legendary for its fine crafted architectural works, before opening his own sculpture studio in Waynesboro, VA.
Fred's classes always amp up the imagination and may even radically inspire your sculpture work. No prior forging experience is required for this class.

Fred CristSculpture - Fred Crist

The class will be held Saturday and Sunday,March 20 - 21, from 9AM to 5PM at the Center for Metal Arts, 44 Jayne St. Florida NY 10921. Cost is $340 plus materials. Registration with $175 deposit to hold a seat. Seating is limited.

Call 1-888-862-9577 or email with any questions.

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Thanks and we hope to hear from you soon!.

Rome Hutchings
Rome H. Hutchings, Member Services Chair