|Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America|
Announces Wendel Broussard Workshop
At The Forgery School of Blacksmithing
Below is a courtesy announcement for a unique opportunity to attend a 6 Day
Class with Wendel Broussard October 11 - 16, 2010 at the Forgery School of
Also below you will find information about a unique opportunity for Fellowships
with Coubertin in France
Wendel Broussard Workshop
October 11-16, 2010 at the Forgery School of
Blacksmithing in Beautiful Tijeras, New Mexico
Wendel Broussard began his blacksmithing
career full time in 1983 after a rewarding
and well established 12 year
career in the high farrier service. Establishing his studio in
Smithville Texas, Wendel's interest in traditional repousse' led him to
study in France
where he graduated from the school of repousse'
at Les Compagnons Du Devoir in
Muizon in 1991.
His talent in ornamental
ironwork has resulted in many commissions in private homes
businesses around the country. Wendel has also demonstrated extensively
throughout the United States, sharing his proficiency of the French Repousse'
Working over a Lead blockHe has been offering classes in the technique he learned and
they have worked extremely well. This class is for someone who is very serious
about learning this skill and is limited to 10
Wendel working at the StakeFor more
information and class schedules please go to: www.g3blacksmithing.com
Photo Credit: Copyright 2007 New England School of Metalwork
The Forgery School of Blacksmithing
Phone: (505) 270-1007
P.O. Box 1665
Tijeras, New Mexico 87059
Fellowships with Coubertin in FranceTraining Fellowships
The American Friends of Coubertin have announced the availability of
fellowships for September 2011 -July 2012 in woodwork,
metalwork, and stonework
at the Coubertin Foundation outside Paris,
France. The deadline for applying is
February 28, 2011.
Please consult our website for details and an application
form, at www.afcoubertin.org
Contact us at email@example.comAmerican Friends of Coubertin
5458 N. Magnolia Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 USA
THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMCurriculumFellowships
last 11 months (from September to July). Fellows undertake to attend
workshop sessions, classes, lectures and other cultural activities.
Classes and lectures represent over 1000 hours over the course of the
The program includes:
Fellows who perform satisfactorily receive a certificate of completion.
- Work in the workshops
- Professional training in their relevant trade (technology, drafting, workshop organization)
- Classes in French language and general culture open to the modern world
- Instruction in how to teach one's own craft
- Free-hand drawing, history of architecture and styles
- Modeling and casts
Perspective and proportions
Basics of management and accounting
Mathematics and mechanics of materials
Foreign languages (English, German)
- Computer skills and CAD
- Artistic heritage
- Weekly lectures on cultural topics
- Visits of monuments, museums, exhibits
- Live performances (theater and music)
receive room and board on-site at Coubertin. Their productive work in
the workshops is paid, which ensures a minimum monthly income of € 500.
All fellows without exception receive health and insurance and workers
compensation coverage.One round trip airplane ticket between the
U.S. and France is included, as is visa (work permit) processing. The
program has a demanding schedule and includes weekend excursions.
Except perhaps over the Christmas holiday, a return to the U.S. is not
possible except for emergencies.
should be between the ages of 21 and 26, and have at least 3 years of
professional experience beyond their apprenticeship.
must demonstrate a good level of professional skill in their area with
concrete examples (a portfolio is part of the application).
They commit to participate fully in the program's activities and to abide the rules and regulations of the program.
A fellow who does not have sufficient mastery of the French
language is required (at no cost) to take an immersion course in the
month of August prior to the start of the program. The goal of the
course is to obtain an adequate level of knowledge of the French
language and French customs.