Blacksmith Fundamentals: Bottle Openers
Classes for Adults / Art & Music -
Fall 2020 - Adult
Ages 18 and up. Begin building your blacksmith skills by forging your own bottle opener! Bottle Openers are quick to make and can incorporate all basic blacksmithing processes in one compact project. End class with a celebratory bottle-opening to try out your new tool (that means a beer or soda is included!). Open to all experience levels. Class is limited to 8 participants.
Please note the following before registering:
*Wear closed toe shoes and dress in layers. Wear clothes you can get dirty.
*Bring and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth the entire time you are at the Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
*It is recommended that you bring your own work gloves and safety glasses. If you can't, there will be some to use; you will be asked to help sanitize them after use.
*You may have your temperature taken when arriving. If you have a fever or other signs of illness, please do not come to class.
*The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center is located near the George Floyd Memorial and the street with access to the parking lot may be closed to traffic. Please give yourself a little extra time to find street parking a block or two from the studio.
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center
The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC) is a non-profit arts organization that fills a unique niche in arts programming for the Twin Cities region. Its focus is on fine and industrial art forms that are produced using heat, spark, or flame—collectively known as "fire arts"—including sculptural welding, blacksmithing, glasswork, jewelry making, and others. CAFAC provides classes to anyone with an interest, from youth to adult and beginner to master-level artisans. We also offer studio rental facilities to working and emerging artists and feature a storefront gallery space.
The Chicago Avenue Fire Art Center's home is in the former Nokomis Theater at 38th and Chicago in South Minneapolis. An important part of CAFAC’s vision includes the preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuse of this once vibrant artistic and social amenity back into a hub for creativity, culture, and community.