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Learn the art of metalworking in Chicago, where you can take classes in forging, welding, and jewelry making to hone your skills and create stunning metal pieces.

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Metal Coloration - Patina Processes

Evanston Art Center @ 2603 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL

Enhance your jewelry and objects by learning to achieve rich and diverse colorations on metal.  In this hands-on workshop, create a series of color studies on copper and brass using both hot and cold patina processes.  Buried, wrapped, fumed, sprayed, and brushed application methods will be demonstrated. In addition to traditional chemical patinas, workshop participants will learn to incorporate dyes, pigments, metal leaf, and colored...

(84) Intermediate 18 and older
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$300

2 sessions

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Teen Metalsmithing (Ages 12-16)

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Ignite your passion for metalsmithing in this dynamic course tailored for teens. Dive into the world of contemporary jewelry creation, mastering essential fabrication skills like soldering, filing, and polishing. Unleash your creativity as you craft unique, conceptual pieces under expert guidance, setting the stage for your journey as a budding metalsmith.

(84) All levels 12 - 16 years old
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$445

12 sessions

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Color on Metal

Evanston Art Center

This class is intended for students with previous fabrication experience.  The techniques taught during this course will help you further your creativity and aesthetic judgment when creating your jewelry. Surface treatments explored throughout this session will include:  Powder coating Color pencil Spray paint Patinas Alcohol inks Students are encouraged to engage in individual discussion with the instructor to facilitate the...

(84) Intermediate 18 and older
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Fold Forming Workshop

Evanston Art Center @ 1717 Central St, Evanston, IL

Fold forming is a rapid and direct way of achieving 3D forms from a single piece of metal. Watch amazing shapes emerge as you fold, hammer, roll, and unfold metal! Expect to try several fold forming techniques, with resulting forms that can be easily transformed into beautiful earrings, pins, and pendants. Numerous possibilities will be introduced, from simple to more complex forms. Supplies included.

(84) All levels 18 and older
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$115
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Metal Furniture Studio

The Fire Arts Center of Chicago @ 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL

Students will learn how to design and create basic table top furnishings in metal using basic techniques of metal fabrication and brazing. Please note: Repetition of this class will provide more advanced metal-working lessons.  Students should complete their classes within a year of purchase. Although the building has a Costner ave address, the mail slot, parking and entrance to the building is around the corner on the Cortland side.

(12) Beginner 18 and older
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$285

10 sessions

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Advanced Metal Sculpture

The Fire Arts Center of Chicago @ 1800 W Cornelia Ave, Chicago, IL

This class deals with fabrication of large scale metal sculpture from models or free-form. As with Beginning Metal Sculpture, students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session.  Students will learn advanced metal fabrication technique, gas forging, Acetylene welding, and gas and arc welding techniques as well as brazing and chasing techniques. Please note:  Students should...

(12) Advanced 18 and older
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$285

10 sessions

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Beginning Metal Sculpture

The Fire Arts Center of Chicago @ 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL

This class focuses on how to work sculptural concepts from the drawing board to the scale model stage of construction. Students will be expected to keep a sketchbook of ideas which will be critiqued and refined at each class session. Students will learn basic metal fabrication technique. Please note:  Students should complete their classes within a year of purchase. Although the building has a Costner ave address, the mail slot, parking...

(12) Beginner 18 and older
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$100

4 sessions

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Welding Workshop

The Fire Arts Center of Chicago @ 1830 N Kostner Ave, Chicago, IL

In this class, students will learn basic techniques for welding steel. A standard vocational welding course takes 6 months to a year to complete. However, it is possible in a 3-hour class to gain enough information to safely operate simple welding equipment. Once armed with this knowledge, students are free to explore the subject on their own. Students will get a chance to try their hand in arc welding processes. We will also talk a little about...

(12) Beginner 18 and older
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