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March 18 - 22, 2013

Tinsmithing is a creative art that is decorative and functional. Throughout history, people have depended on tinsmiths to make buckets, pans, pitchers and kettles as well as fun things like cookie cutters. Students in this class will cut and form flat sheets of tinplate into several useful forms such as a pitcher, a dipping cup, a box and many other items that Robert has explored over the years. History of the trade will also be covered. Students are invited to bring their own metalworking tools if they have them, however the instructor can provide all necessary tools and materials. This class is mainly for beginners, but experienced metalworkers are also welcome.

Registration deadline is 3-10-13.

• A non-refundable $75 registration fee is due when you sign up.
• The remaining $325 covers all materials and is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Robert accepts cash or check. Tools and extra materials may be available for purchase.
• Minimum students 3, maximum 8. If the class does not make, students will be notified the first business day after the registration deadline and offered the chance to switch to another class or receive a refund.
• Class starts at 9:00 a.m. Meet your instructor and pick up your packet in the Administration Building lobby. Class usually finishes about 4:00 with a break in the middle for lunch.

Instructor: Robert Stone

Robert Stone has been interested in working sheet metal all his life, but since 1987, has been practicing the traditional arts of tinsmithing and coppersmithing. In order to promote an appreciation of the artistic role that tinsmiths and coppersmiths have played in this country, he will share the history of the trades; as well as the basic skills of design, layout, soldering, etc.