The Shelburne Craft School offers classes and workshops in metal, glass, and blacksmithing in the historic Bunkhouse. The well-ventilated space comes equipped with large work tables and a variety of tools, including a buffer, torches, flex shafts, saws, hammers, stamps, grinders, a light table, soldering irons, and a zinc cutter.
ADULT: Intro to Metals
Materials: $55, Member: $284, Non-Member: $315
Instructor: Brenda-Lee May Prescott
Explore the basics of metalsmithing. Learn how to saw, file, and solder using a torch to make a small piece in copper or brass.
Then using sterling silver make a ring or small pendant. Each class will have a few demos and then time to practice and make.
SPRING 2018: 6 weeks, Tuesday, 10:00am-1:00pm, March 20- May 1, no class April 17
WORKSHOP: Blacksmith 1 and 2
Instructor: Bob Wetzel
Materials: $35, Members: $182, Non-Members: $200
Using a forge, students will learn basic black smith techniques such as building and maintaining a fire, hammer control, and more. Students will create hooks, pokers and small leaves during this Level 1two-day workshop. In Level 2, students will continue to develop techniques and skills while making small projects. Materials included. Please bring sack lunch.
Resumes Spring 2018.
WORKSHOP: Stained Glass
Materials: $55, Member: $221, Non-Member: $245
Instructor: Chris Jeffrey
This two day workshop is for beginners and for those with some prior experience who would like to brush up on their skills. Students begin by making a small practice panel where they learn how to cut glass and how to put together and solder their panels using the copper foil technique of stained glass assembly. Students will then make their own small stained-glass windows, choosing from among several different designs provided by the instructor. Students should bring their own lunch.
WINTER 2018: 2 days, Saturday and Sunday,10am-5pm, March 24 and 25 Register Here
SPRING 2018: 2 days, Saturday and Sunday,10:00am-5:00pm, June 2 and 3 Register Here
All classes must be paid for one week before the beginning of class. Refunds are given one week prior to class, 20% is non-refundable. No refunds for classes you miss during a session. We will not prorate the cost of a class for classes missed. For workshops, you must cancel one week prior to class for a refund (minus the 20%). A full refund will be given if we cancel a class due to low enrollment.
–Winter Cancellation Policy: We follow the Shelburne Community School closing for adult day and after school classes, and office closing CLICK HERE for up-to-date info. If you are enrolled in an evening adult class or weekend workshop your instructor or a staff member will be in touch. We will also post on our Facebook page.
Gift Certificates are a wonderful way of sharing the joy of making with someone. Gift certificates can be purchased in any amounts. Great for classes, summer camps, the gallery and more. CLICK HERE to purchase online.