December Workshops & Classes Still Available. Register Quickly!

INTRO TO BLACKSMITHING
Saturday-Sunday, December 4-5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Mace Vitale
This workshop will introduce students to the basics for forging steel to shape using a hammer and an anvil.Click here for more info & to register.

JOOMCHI WORKSHOP
Saturday-Sunday, December 4-5, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Jiyoung Chung
Joomchi is a traditional Korean way of making textured handmade paper using water and eager hands. Students will discover its history, practice and role in Korean society, and learn hands-on techniques and re-interpreted adaptations into a contemporary art form.
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LEATHER DOG COLLAR & LEASH
Saturday-Sunday, December 4-5, 10:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Katie Coleman
Learn basic leather tooling, finishing and sewing skills all while making your pet a wearable piece of art and a durable leash. This class is suitable for beginners and intermediate students.More info & registration

TEEN BLACKSMITHING; SESSION D
4 Tuesdays beginnings December 7, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Instructor: Mace Vitale
This class teaches basic forging techniques; how to build and maintain a coal fire, and use the new skills to make several small projects such as hooks, fire pokers and hand-forged jewelry.
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LEATHER HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS WORKSHOPS
The holiday season is a time to make new memories. What better way to do it than to learn a new skill and make some gifts? We have opportunities for students of all ages to learn to make leather ornaments. Students will make several ornaments of different styles using leather working tools and learn some basic leather working techniques.

ADULT LEATHER HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, December 8, 6:00-9:00 pm
Instructor: Katie Coleman
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KID’S LEATHER HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP
Saturday, December 11, 10:00 -11:30am
Instructor: Katie Coleman
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TEEN LEATHER HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP
Saturday,December 11, 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Katie Coleman
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TRY YOUR HAND AT PAINTING & DRAWING WORKSHOP; SESSION B
Saturday,December 11, 10:00am-1:30pm
Instructor: Scott Patterson
This workshop is geared towards the absolute adult beginner to come learn the basics of painting and drawing in a supportive, judgement-free session. Spend the morning in the GAC studios and learn about basic techniques, materials and approaches to working creatively in two dimensions. Come discover your creative potential!More info & registration

FORGING TONGS WORKSHOP
Saturday-Sunday, December 11-12, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Learn the basic techniques of forging blacksmiths’ tongs. We will go through the basic process and explore different jaw styles. Expect to forge smaller tongs and bring home 2 or 3 pairs of finished tongs. This workshop is intended for students who have some forging experience and good hammer control, but beginners are also welcome.More info & registration

INTRO TO THE HAND FORGED BLADE WORKSHOP; SESSION B
Saturday-Sunday, December 18-19, 10:00am-5:00pm
Instructor: Aidan Garrity

This weekend workshop will cover the basics of forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of a small utility knife. Discuss fit and finish, overall knife design, how to sharpen and care for knives and how to begin making knives on your own. Students should expect to forge several blades over the weekend and get at least one to the point of a usable knife.More info & registration


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