Iron Workshops at Penland

Penland offers 1-, 2-, and 8-week classes taught by visiting instructors in our well-equipped studios. Classes include topics such as traditional blacksmithing, forging and forming steel and iron, metal sculpture, working with found metal, finishing techniques, and more. Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.

Enrollment for fall 2017 and spring 2018 workshops is currently open.




Fall 8-Week Concentration

September 24 - November 17, 2017

Andrew Hayes, Circuit, steel, book paper, paint,

9-1/2 x 24 x 3 inches

Andrew Hayes
Truth in Fabrication

This workshop will allow you to explore your sculptural or functional pursuits as you become comfortable with steel fabrication. We’ll cover forming sheet steel, tubing, and bar stock, along with cutting, welding, and finishes. Initial assignments and discussions will focus on gaining command over steel. Then we’ll shift to personal projects considering concept and design. Each student will have ample time to create a small body of work or focus on a more intensive project. This workshop can be used to begin or extend your skills in metal fabrication or as a way of incorporating steel into an existing art practice. All levels. Studio fee: $200. Code F00I

Penland resident artist; teaching: Haystack (ME), Anderson Ranch (CO); gallery representation: Seager Gray Gallery (CA), JHB Gallery (NYC), Blue Spiral (NC); collections: Yale Art Museum (CT), Black Mountain College Museum (NC), Wingate University (SC).