TEEN FRIDAY NIGHTS: Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture, & Blacksmithing with Sherwin Tarnoff / Starts October 5, 2012
About Sherwin: Finance Director / Lead Metal Arts Instructor: (metal work, welding & steel sculpture) Adult, PAACE & Teen Programs
Sherwin has a BS from Roosevelt University with a Secondary Teaching certification. He also studied at the University of Saint Louis; Engineering and earned a 2 year scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally he spent 3 years in Architectural studies. Sherwin has extensive art and metal working backgrounds, he works with all forms of metal fabricating and welding, stick, tig, mig and plasma cutting. He also has a broad background in metal fabricating. He owned and supervised a metal working facility in the air conditioning industry at his company; Air Balance, Inc. Most recently Sherwin has been creating metal sculptures; he has several of these large sculptures on display at La Tienda, in El Dorado, near Santa Fe, NM. Sherwin is also the co-founder, Finance Director, and Lead Industrial Arts Instructor at The Tarnoff Art Center. The center’s most active project to date is it’s PAACE project, (Pecos Area Arts Collaboration Endeavor), where the center brings local youth to the center for high level studio arts classes in partnership with the local school district.
About Brad: Ceramics Instructor and Metal Arts Instructor; (metal work, welding & steel sculpture) Adult, PAACE & Teen Programs
I graduated from Sacramento State University’s fine art program. My clay teachers included Robert Brady, Peter Vandenberg, Steven Kaltenbach who were all students of Robert Arneson. I have taken seminars from various teachers as over the years including Beverly Mayeri, Steven Roberts who both work in clay. My metal shop experience started when I was in middle school. I first learned about metal work and welding in middle school. I learned to arc welding while in High school in Grass Valley, California. I began work in a few bronze foundries after college. I worked as a metal chaser at Bennet Sculpture and Fine Arts in Metal which are two foundries in Northern California. Not long after moving to New Mexico I began working at Shidoni Foundry in Tesuque, NM. I have taken addition welding and metal forging classes at SFCC. I am a multimedia artist with most of my artwork dealing with the psychology of the human race.
When: Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Where: Tarnoff Art Center /4 Wildflower Lane Rowe, NM 87562
Time: 6-8 PM
Cost: $320 includes all materials
Max. Attendees: 4
Website/Blog Address: http://www.tarnoffartcenter.org/