Metal Arts: Yard & Garden Art: Blacksmithing, Welding, Plasma Cutting, Cold Forming and More! With Eduardo Fasula / September 26-28, 2012
Bring some sketches and ideas along to this workshop and master metal artist Eduardo Fasula will help you bring your ideas into reality through metal arts. If possible, Eduardo would like to discuss student’s ideas ahead of time, so that he can make sure you will have the necessary supplies for your project before the workshop begins. Basic materials included in class price, extra materials for your project are a separate cost, either purchased by you or supplied by the instructor. This will be determined when you speak before the class. Please call us at 505-919-8888 for Eduardo’s contact info after you have registered for the workshop.
Eduardo Fasula found his way to metal art through a childhood passion for building things, with a young perspective on metal fabrication being the most mystical and powerful technique to master. His parents encouraged him to attend college, where he felt he was getting away with something by following his passion to build, and studying structural engineering. As a student his welding skills landed him a key position building sections of bridges and buildings to be tested in the state-of-the-art Structural R&D Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. When he was handed a jack-hammer to drive 1” hot steel rivets in a mockup of a turn of the century New York Bridge, his love for blacksmithing was found. He was encouraged and mentored to pursue the craft by a Bavarian physicist working there, as the physicist had left a blacksmithing apprenticeship as a young man in old world Bavaria to study science. Ed spent his initial year’s smithing among his elders in the craft on the iron range in Minnesota. Since then Ed has spent the past 25 years honoring the craft, the fellowship of the artisans, its history, and his own desire to make beauty through the noble medium of steel. He has bridged the worlds of modern and ancient technique. He sells his art through galleries and doing commissions. Ed has taught artists and enthusiasts smithing and iron foundry work, sharing his passion for the work and its lineage throughout his career.
The workshop will be held at the Tarnoff Art Center located in Rowe New Mexico. Students (4) will have full access to the studio facility while attending the workshop. Suggestions can be made for reasonable lodging, and Santa Fe has plenty of rooms available although the city is about 20 minutes away. The daily schedule will consist of instruction from 9:00-12:00, lunch from 12:00-1:00 and continued art making from 1:00-4:00. Most 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.
When: September 26-28, Wed-Fri, 3 Days
Where: Tarnoff Art Center 4 Wildflower Lane Rowe, NM 87562
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM
Max. Attendees: 4
Website/Blog Address: http://www.tarnoffartcenter.