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Transforming Metal Workshop

Community Room Combined
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Have you ever wondered how your favorite piece of jewelry was made? Have you ever watched a metalsmith transform a piece of flat, ordinary metal into a beautiful object? If so, you will really enjoy this hands-on workshop at Lakeview Library!

Members of the Wisconsin Metalsmiths will be on hand demonstrating their techniques and skills, and will teach you how to produce your own wearable items or useful objects of art. Try your hand at transforming sheets of metal into something special, using hammers, pliers, stamps, torches, and more. Walk away from the workshop with something that is uniquely yours! 

No previous metalsmithing skills are necessary. Everything will be provided for you to experience the magic of manipulating metal. 

Participants must be age 15 and older and must sign a consent form provided the evening of the workshop. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by a consenting adult. Closed-toed shoes are required, please tie back hair and avoid loose clothing. You are welcome to bring an apron if you wish to further protect your clothing.

Space is limited for this event; registration is required. Registration begins on May 7th at 10:00 AM, two weeks prior to program date. Register online using the link below or by calling 608-246-4547.

About the presenters

Wisconsin Metalsmiths (WIM) is dedicated to advancing, enriching, and nurturing the creativity and community of metalsmiths in Wisconsin. WIM is a membership organization for professional and non-professional metalsmiths, jewelry designers, instructors, enthusiasts, suppliers, gallery owners, and all those who support the art of metalsmithing.