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Here are samples from three of our classes: Basic Knifemaking, Chainmaille Coif Construction and Glass Paperweights.

 

 

Events & Classes

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Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin
Date(s): Oct 27, 2018
When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, 45 min. time slots
Where: Glass Studio

$40. Private, scheduled 45 minute time slots. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Payment due at registration.

With the assistance of one of our resident artists, participants will work with molten glass to create a unique and beautiful piece of glass art. In each session you will learn the basics of working with glass, some of the history of glass blowing, and important safety guidelines.

No experience necessary. Ages 13-18 may participate with parent present. Dress in cotton clothing (no polyester); wear closed shoes and long pants. Glass artwork available for pickup 48 hours after class.

Viking Axe Making with Brock Martin
Date(s): Dec 08, 2018 - Dec 09, 2018
When: 9 am - 5 pm each day
Where: Blacksmith Studio

$380 (materials included) due at registration. 16-hour class. Space is limited to 6 students with a minimum requirement of 3. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Brock Martin of WarFire Forge.

Are you a Jackson County resident? If so, tell us at registration and receive a 10% discount on your class.

This course is designed to introduce students to axe making using hand tools while learning the metallurgy behind producing a quality tool/weapon. No prior experience required. Topics covered will include: forging vs stock removal, heat treating and tempering, temperature control vs hammer control, posture, limitations of workability, filing, sanding, sharpening, and more. We will discuss misconceptions associated with the art and how to fortify proper technique. Students will walk away with a high carbon (high quality), bearded axe akin to those used popularly by Vikings.

Students must wear closed toe shoes (preferably leather), long pants, and cotton clothing, and should bring a lunch.

Our Biggest event is
for the entire family

Youth Arts Festival

Third Saturday in September
9 am – 3 pm

An annual event for the community's children. There's a lot more info here.