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Learn basic 19th Century American tinsmithing from a master tinsmith. This class will introduce you to and teach you about all the tools, forming stakes, swedges and hand-operated machines used in a well-equipped 19th-Century tin shop. You will be shown how to do basic layout work, cutting, forming, assembly and soldering. Complete both a finger candle stick and a wall sconce by the end of class. You will be amazed at what you’ve accomplished.
Instructor: Art Thorman
Member Tuition: $100.00 Non-Member Tuition: $125.00
Material Fee: $10.00 Material Fee is added to the tuition fee in the shopping cart.
Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
Special Notes: Students must be 14 years of age or older.
Learn the discipline of Metal Working known as Embossing. Students will transfer an image of their choosing from a paper template to a sheet of copper by using various sizes of stylus and other hand tools to create a textured picture. Students will find that copper is a very workable material. Your finished piece will fit in with any Adirondack decor or even in a rustic birch frame! This piece is 12″ x 12″.
Instructor: Mark Swanberry
Material Fee: $65.00 Material Fee is added to the tuition fee in the shopping cart.
Special Notes: Extra materials will be available for purchase.
Christmas time in the Adirondacks is a magical time of year. In this tinsmithing class you will make multiple festive holiday ornaments in a variety of designs including icicles, spirals, snowflakes and angels, in addition to your own unique designs! No previous tinsmithing experience is necessary in this class. Perfect for students 12 and older, this is a great class for the whole family!
Member Tuition: $55.00 Non-Member Tuition: $70.00
Material Fee: $7.00 Material Fee is added to the tuition fee in the shopping cart.