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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts October 13th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts October 13th, 2012


This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book.

About Laird:

I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki Smith, Lesley Dill, Robert Graham, Frank Gehry, Daisy Youngblood, Maya Lin, Juan Munoz, Valeska Soares, Terry Allen, Allan Houser, Roxanne Swentzel, and many others. I find that the influence of other artists stimulates my growth as an artist and the experience of being involved in the creative process of others has helped hone my own artistic sensibilities and informed my sense of the creative journey. Born in the Far East to Christian missionary parents, I have deep spiritual influences from both Eastern and Western traditions that impact my work in profound ways. I spent my youth in Montana, currently live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and am influenced by the natural beauty and rhythm around me.

This workshop will be held at the Tarnoff Art Center located in Rowe New Mexico. Students will have full access to the studio facility while attending the workshop. Suggestions can be made for reasonable lodging; Santa Fe has plenty of rooms available although the city is about 20 minutes away. The daily schedule will consist of instruction from 10:00-12:00, lunch from 12:00-12:30 and more art making 12:30-2:30. You may stay as long as you like after class to work on your art.

When: Oct 13-14 • Sat & Sun • 2012

Where: Tarnoff Art Center, 4 Wildflower Lane, Rowe, NM 87562

Time: 10 AM – 2:30 PM Sat & Sun

Cost: $145 All materials included *Space is limited to 4 Students, we reserve spaces on a first come first serve basis. Payment is due in full at time of reservation.


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