Workshops

Educational Smithing

WorkshopsMy beautiful, creative metalsmithing studio space is located in Ontario Canada in the Madawaska River Valley. We are situated in Renfrew County, in Springtown, between Burnstown and Calabogie. The studio was purpose-built, is 1600 square feet, and has 12-foot ceilings. A wall of windows facing south takes advantage of passive solar heating with overhangs that protect the building from the summer sun. There are individual workstations and ample room to spread out and use the equipment. I take pride in my studio tools and equipment. It is a beautiful creative space to work. It is my aim to make your time a productive learning experience.Ample accommodations are available in the area, along with restaurants in Burnstown and Calabogie. Please contact me and I can advise. Also, I can arrange pick up and drop off from both Ottawa airport and train station along with transport to the local B and B.My goal setting up a studio was to continue to teach metal forming personally, as well as bring in accomplished instructors with specialized skills to teach limited enrollment intensive classes. All classes will be hands-on, so come expecting to have tools in your hand. I believe that you learn best by doing. There is an extensive reference library of reference materials. All equipment is provided, but feel free to bring your own favourite tools.I am looking forward to working with you in the studio. David

A note on the workshops: First for Clarity

The workshops are master classes for serious students wanting to dedicate their time to in-depth learning of the skill presented.

Week long workshops are intensive classes in advanced areas of study, 6 students, 40 hours of studio instruction, 1 instructor, 1 technician with open studio hours 7am-11pm. This allows as much time as a college course. Classes run from 9 to 5, with a break for lunch. Those who want to learn have an excellent opportunity to work with other interested creative people in an energy charged atmosphere, in a space set up for the task, with the equipment to make your time as productive as possible. I have an extensive library for reference and lunch is provided.