Classes/Workshops

 Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium
Oct
6
1:30 PM13:30

Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium

Guest speaking at the 23rd Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium.

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I'm honored to be a guest speaker at the 23rd Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium.

https://www.seattlemetalsguild.org/programs/symposium/

the Symposium will return once more to Tacoma!  The Symposium itself will be held in the same venue we had in 2014: the Washington State History Museum.

We are also thrilled to announce that we are working with the Tacoma Art Museum again: immediately following the Symposium, TAM will host a reception for Symposium attendees – to celebrate the official re-opening of their extensive Northwest Jewelry collection in a fresh new location.  

This once a year gathering of makers and speakers from different corners of the Pacific Northwest and the globe is an eagerly awaited tradition for metalsmiths, artists, and jewelers of all stripes. Everyone is warmly invited to attend – registration is open to members and non-members alike. Registration TBA.

More details to follow…. in the meantime: please save the date for Saturday, Oct 6th 2018 — this year’s Symposium is not to be missed!

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Chasing and Repousse Portrait Study, Tuscon, AZ
Nov
10
to Nov 12

Chasing and Repousse Portrait Study, Tuscon, AZ

Face Studies and Portraits

Sign up at:

http://www.hesseniron.com/douglas-pryor.html

 

FACE STUDY WORKSHOP

 

This year I wanted to jump back into one of my favorite sculpture subjects, portraits! So face sculptures are back on the menu this year! I’ll be showing how to plot out faces with raising so the metal doesn’t rip in those difficult deep spots such as the nose and eyes between the nose. We’ll be going through some basic complementary drawing skills to help transfer your design from 2d to 3d. Covering how to layer up tooling marks through chasing over pitch so as to capture and relay the information from skeletal, muscular, soft tissues, and hair.  

This lesson plan unpacks itself with a bottom up approach. We’ll be practicing our faces on paper, with clay, and then on metal (copper or steel). Compartmentalizing the different lessons allows us to go through design and material science as they become important giving us plenty of time to share and think.

I do recommend some time behind the hammer and managing pitch before taking this course, but I will have plenty of intermediate and beginner projects and will encourage everyone to move at their own pace.

 

Tooling!

All tooling is provided! Our Host forges all the tools himself off of one of my master sets. but he's really out done himself and has created a new line of pitch pots just for us! Tools available for purchase after the course.

Tool sets consist of:

-6inch Hessen pivet pitch pot.

-2 hammer sizes, a 5 ounce chasing hammer and a 12 ounce.

-15 piece chasing chisel set forged of 4140

-Steve's also forged up a selection of shaping stakes

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I've taught at Hessen Iron Works twice now and it's always a blast! The facilities are wonderful and the people are even better!

Website: http://hesseniron.com

And if you're on Facebook and want to receive updates about workshops at hessen iron works join us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718614811690263/

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ULA workshop Salt Lake City
Aug
31
to Sep 2

ULA workshop Salt Lake City

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Workshop? Demo? Why not both? We'll be doing armour specific chasing work in steels. There's only 10 spots available for participating in the workshop portion but you're welcome to attend and take notes if you're not part of the workshop.

I'll be providing all the hammers, chisels, and pitch pots, we'll have lots of specific armour patterns to choose from for all skill set ranges.

Please bring your own safety equipment.

To sign up:  https://www.facebook.com/TheForgingULA/

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

Auburn CA, Beginner-Intermediate Chasing workshop

Chasing at Metal Arts Academy!

In Auburn CA, all the details here: http://metalartsacademy.com/posts/

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Beginning/Intermediate Chasing Workshop with Douglas Pryor. This is an introduction/continuation into the world of sheet metal manipulation through chisel work we call chasing. We will be exploring pitch management, chisel design and hammer control moving at a beginner to intermediate pace. For those with some previous workshop experience, this is more opportunity to continue to practice your skills and gain confidence and experience in your work. Saturday and Sunday, August 25th-26th 8:30am to 4:30pm $300

Sign up to practice your skills in sculptural chasing! http://metalartsacademy.com/posts/

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Columbus, OHIO workshop!
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Columbus, OHIO workshop!

Class info and sign ups: https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/41ch_zqliushd5nqlw9jdq#

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   Douglas Pryor will be teaching a comprehensive introduction to the world of sheet metal manipulation. We will be exploring pitch management, chisel design and hammer control moving at a beginner to intermediate pace. He has lots of projects for students to choose from and will encourage everyone to challenge themselves. The idea of this workshop is to become familiar with design techniques as well as material science involved in chasing and repoussé.

           Students will individually decide which project they will complete in the course of the workshop.  The class will have a focus on technique, not specific projects, though we will use many projects to get to learn the technique. Generally, each student will leave with a fully complete project.

Minimum Age: 18

Time Commitment: Three-day workshop.  August 10-12th. 

Friday 8/10: 9:00a-5:00p

Saturday 8/11: 9:00a-5:00p

Sunday 8/12: 9:00a-5:00p

Class info and sign ups: https://app.getoccasion.com/p/n/41ch_zqliushd5nqlw9jdq#

 

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Jul
25
to Jul 30

Light Grey Art Residency Iceland!

Privileged to be attending Light grey's art residency program in Iceland this summer!

The Light Grey Residency Program: Team Ógilt includes a diverse group of illustrators, designers, craftsmen, fine artists, video game designers, children's book illustrators and more. The Óglit residents hail from various areas of the United States, Canada, Brazil and Singapore. 

Throughout the program, artists adventured through Southern Iceland, traveling along the coast to explore basalt beaches, ocean trolls, caves, glaciers, and old structures. The day excursions include hikes around boiling mud pots, sleeping volcanoes, basalt caves, geothermal pools and more. 

http://lightgreyartlab.com/iceland-residency-2018-team-ogilt

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Jun
23
to Jun 25

High Relif Chasing in Steel at the Nechamkin Silver Studios, New Jersey

CLASS IS FULL

The Nechamkin Silver Studios website:

http://nechamkin.com/index.htm

In this 3 day workshop we'll be exploring the plasticity of sheet steel through material appropriation using raising and chasing. This method is designed to keep the relative thickness of the material consistent to the original thickness, allowing the chaser to save material for sculpture and dramatic undercuts without loosing the inheritance strength of the material. There are a few projects for us to pick from, they are intentionally designed by Douglas to guide us through working with steel in this method. All tooling is provided!

A little experience is helpful, this course will be a little difficult for a new comer as we will be doing raising with chasing, and moving between the two when you are new can be a lot for a 3 day course. So I would recommend having some back ground in raising, or chasing. September is still a ways off and if you want to practice either of these skill sets before the class to be prepared please email me at Pryorarmour@gmail.com and we can chat with what practice will be helpful!

FULL (4 spots)- Tuition 450.00


Email to Register: Liza@Nechamkin.com

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Jun
1
to Jun 4

Workshop at Tunnel Mill in Rochester, MN

To sign up please go to The Tunnel Mill website:

http://www.tunnelmillcrafts.com/Calendar/Calendar.htm

FACE STUDY WORKSHOP

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This year I wanted to jump back into one of my favorite sculpture subjects, portraits! So face sculptures are back on the menu this year! I’ll be showing how to plot out faces with raising so the metal doesn’t rip in those difficult deep spots such as the nose and eyes between the nose. We’ll be going through some basic complementary drawing skills to help transfer your design from 2d to 3d. Covering how to layer up tooling marks through chasing over pitch so as to capture and relay the information from skeletal, muscular, soft tissues, and hair.  

This lesson plan unpacks itself with a bottom up approach. We’ll be practicing our faces on paper, with clay, and then on metal (copper or steel). Compartmentalizing the different lessons allows us to go through design and material science as they become important giving us plenty of time to share and think.

I do recommend some time behind the hammer and managing pitch before taking this course, but I will have plenty of intermediate and beginner projects and will encourage everyone to move at their own pace.

 All tooling is provided! All experience levels are welcome! All you need to bring is your curious mind!

Mailing Address: 4505 Highway 63 North, Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 289-4189 or (507) 289-5246
Mill Phone (when classes are in progress) (507) 378-4983

Located 15 miles south of Rochester Mn, Tunnel Mill is an historic landmark where many crafts are taught. It's a very cool site, here is some history about the Mill: http://www.tunnelmillcrafts.com/millhistory.htm

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To sign up please go to The Tunnel Mill website:http://www.tunnelmillcrafts.com/Calendar/Calendar.htm

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Intro to Chasing workshop at Metal Arts Academy, Auburn, CA
May
18
to May 21

Intro to Chasing workshop at Metal Arts Academy, Auburn, CA

Intro to Chasing: Art of the Chisel

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This is a introduction to the world of sheet metal manipulation through chisel work we call chasing.

We will be exploring pitch management, chisel design and hammer control moving at a beginner to intermediate pace. I have lots of projects for us to choose from and will encourage everyone to challenge themselves. The idea of this workshop is to become familiar with design techniques as well as material sciences involved in chasing and repousse.

To sign up please contact our hosts at Metal Arts Academy:

https://metalartsacademy.com/
or at
https://www.facebook.com/mrkosinski/

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November Raising and Chasing workshop Tuscon, AZ
Nov
10
to Nov 12

November Raising and Chasing workshop Tuscon, AZ

November Raising and Chasing workshop with Douglas Pryor:
Location: Hessen Iron Works
3230 S Dodge Blvd
Unit #6
Tucson, AZ 85713

Contact: Hesseniron@gmail.com

Class description:

This three day workshop is going to be action packed, for the first time at HessenIron we are going to be offering the opportunity to practice Vessel Raising in addition to our mid-high relief chasing. I have organized 2 lessen styles to choose from this time, raising a copper bowl/cup that we intend to chase in a following course in the spring, and low-high relief chasing on copper or mild steel. Students will be practicing one or the other during this 3 day workshop however the benefit is everyone will have access to all the demonstrations so that you may practice in your own time or have a head start for our following course in the Spring of 2018.

This is the first time we have offered both lessons at once in an effort to provide attendees a more well rounded foundation in this style of sheet metal sculpture and material science. Any skill levels can attend with confidence that we have projects with in your skill set and ability. However we will always try to gentle push you to discover some of your new limits with metal sculpture.

Tooling:

All tooling will be provided, from shaping stakes, chisels sets, pitch pots, and all the hammers! Of course if you have some of your own tools that you feel more comfortable with we more than welcome you to bring them.

Please bring your ear protection and eye protection, safety first!

Tuition: $550 per person. A $100 deposit is needed to hold your place in the class, refundable up until a month before the class.

Sign up now at: Hesseniron@gmail.com so we may reserve you a spot.

We look forward to working with you soon!

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Sep
24
to Sep 26

High Relif Chasing in Steel at the Nechamkin Silver Studios, New Jersey

CLASS IS FULL

The Nechamkin Silver Studios website:

http://nechamkin.com/index.htm

In this 3 day workshop we'll be exploring the plasticity of sheet steel through material appropriation using raising and chasing. This method is designed to keep the relative thickness of the material consistent to the original thickness, allowing the chaser to save material for sculpture and dramatic undercuts without loosing the inheritance strength of the material. There are a few projects for us to pick from, they are intentionally designed by Douglas to guide us through working with steel in this method. All tooling is provided!

A little experience is helpful, this course will be a little difficult for a new comer as we will be doing raising with chasing, and moving between the two when you are new can be a lot for a 3 day course. So I would recommend having some back ground in raising, or chasing. September is still a ways off and if you want to practice either of these skill sets before the class to be prepared please email me at Pryorarmour@gmail.com and we can chat with what practice will be helpful!

FULL (4 spots)- Tuition 450.00


Email to Register: Liza@Nechamkin.com

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Feb
18
to Feb 20

Chasing and Repousse at Hessen Iron Works, Tuscon, AZ

Enrollment open!

Email Hesseniron@gmail.com for reservations!

This three day workshop is coming upon us quick so grab your spot while you can!

We'll be working on chasing and repousse and how to apply it to low and high relief works. It is a perfect complementary course if you've taken one of our classes before! But no experience is necessarily required. All of our projects for 2017 are new and challenging!

If you are planning on taking our more advanced courses at Hessen Iron Works then this class is a good idea as it will be complementary to our following advanced courses.

We'll be working with copper and steel, for educational purposes we'll have thicker metals on hand but the projects will be out of 18ga metals which will save us time and force the point of control over power.

Our primary projects will consist of traditional floral scrolling. Many of the patterns are inspired off of various architecture, vessel work, and sculptures from my recent trip through Europe. I'm very excited to share these with you!

Tooling!

All tooling is provided! Our Host forges all the tools himself off of one of my master sets. but he's really out done himself and has created a new line of pitch pots just for us! Tools available for purchase after the course.

Tool sets consist of:

-6inch Hessen pivet pitch pot.

-2 hammer sizes, a 5 ounce chasing hammer and a 12 ounce.

-15 piece chasing chisel set forged of 4140

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I've taught at Hessen Iron Works twice now and it's always a blast! The facilities are wonderful and the people are even better!

Website: http://hesseniron.com

Email our host Steve to register at: Hesseniron@gmail.com

And if you're on Facebook and want to receive updates about workshops at hessen iron works join us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1718614811690263/

 

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