Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hammering Dreams into Shape

The sound of metal on metal is clearly heard during Open Metal Studio evenings. Take a peek in the studio and you'll see torches melting solder and annealing copper (and other metals!). The Metal Studio was an exciting addition when we moved to our Waterman Avenue location in January 2012. With it, we are able to offer more classes in a wider range of metalwork techniques such as fold forming and soldering.

Earlier this year Iris Rogers Melamed and Cindy Goldrick, two of our metalwork instructors, started facilitating Open Metal Studio evenings.

The Open Metal Studio: Soldering is hosted by Iris and is held once a month. Although not a class, Iris is on hand to answer questions from students who recently took a soldering class and to offer tips and techniques to advanced students. The evenings are also great for recent 'graduates' from the Introductory Sawing and Piercing class who are working on new projects.

Cindy hosts the Open Metal Studio: Metalwork. During these evenings you can get to know the many tools with a knowledgeable metalworker. If you're looking to purchase tools, you can 'try before you buy'. Bring a project with you and Cindy can help you solve design dilemmas, or suggest ways to incorporate metal into your design work to take it to the next level.

It is advisable to call ahead to reserve your spot for the Open Metal Studios. A nominal price of $20 + HST is charged to cover costs. To register, call BeadFX at (416) 751-1911; the store staff will be happy to help you!

Upcoming Open Metal Studio sessions:

Open Metal Studio: Soldering
Thursday, May 16
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Open Metal Studio: Metalwork
Friday, May 10
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Friday, June 14
5:30pm - 8:30pm

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