Blacksmithing & Metal Art
- Length of Study 8 Months
- Accreditation Certificate
- Campus Victoria Street Campus
The ancient art of blacksmithing is alive and thriving in the School of the Arts Blacksmithing and Metal Art certificate program. Enthusiastic and dedicated instructors share their passion and skills with you in the metal studio. With an emphasis on developing proper techniques and hands-on studio practice, you will learn how to bring your ideas from design to completion.
Learn how to conceptualize, draw, and produce objects in steel. Discussions in the classroom, demonstrations in the studio, field trips, and guest artists all contribute to your learning experience. You’ll get the opportunity to propose, plan, model, and iterate your ideas with time for critique and problem solving.
In the School of the Arts Blacksmithing and Metal Art program, you will develop the skills of a blacksmith using time honoured techniques to craft your own tools and objects. In the second semester, you will advance to bladesmithing skills, pattern welded steel, advanced tool making, and portfolio projects. A year-end show and sale will showcase your newly honed talents.
You will be immersed in a vibrant and rewarding creative experience at the School of the Arts Victoria Street Campus where students are also pursuing the crafts: Ceramics and Textiles.
Discover more about our Victoria Street Campus in beautiful downtown Nelson, BC. Nelson and its surrounding areas are a vital West Kootenay cultural hub. Artists are attracted to the natural beauty, the laid-back attitude and an atmosphere of acceptance that inspires creativity.