Metalworking & Forging for Teens: Ages 12-15 (FMF610-05)


Metalworking & Forging for Teens: Ages 12-15 (FMF610-05)

180.00 200.00

Class Meets: Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm
Start Date: see Section Options
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: CIADC, Lower Level
Instructor: Olivia Juarez
Skill Level: All Levels
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 12-15 (requires signed Liability Waiver Form by parent/guardian before 1st class)

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Metalworking involves 4 processes to create any 3D metal object: cutting, bending/shaping, joining, and finishing. Smaller pieces of metal are assembled to create the final object. Forging (or blacksmithing) is the act of using heat and a hammer to move metal into the shape desired. Forged elements can be stand-alone, or combined into an assembly.

Learn the safety, skills, and fundamental processes to fabricate and forge 3D objects out of metal. Gain an understanding of the benefits and versatility of fabricated metalworking and forging. This hands-on class will allow students to create pieces in both steel and aluminum using cold-working methods and hot forging processes. New students will work on assigned projects, with creative freedom to make the finished works their own. Returning students will work on projects of their own design, with instructor guidance. Group demonstrations, class discussions (with an emphasis on safety and applications), and one-on-one attention are used throughout the course.

Group topics covered: design, layout, hand and power tool use, saw and shear cutting, forging, cold-working, mechanical cold connections, abrasive finishing, surface protection.

Please note: No experience required. Attendance in the first class is mandatory. Assigned project material fees included; additional materials/supplies can be purchased in class. Open Studio Access currently not available to Teen classes. Natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are required while working at CIADC. Complete information given during class #1.