Bloom—Kinetic Yard Art

July 13, 2024

Schedule: 8:30-11:30am Sat

Instructor: Bob Tuftee

Registration Deadline: July 1

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Description

Add personality and charm to your outdoor space! Create your own vision with these pre-welded blooms. You can shape, twist and choose a finish for your own unique piece of art.

Class size 6

Level Intermediate and above

Student Supply List Wear work clothing and work shoes, preferably cotton material, no shorts or sandals. Safety glasses and gloves will be available at the class but if you have your own please bring them. You may bring your own blacksmithing tools if you’d like, just have them identified as yours.

  • Materials Fee $20

Instructor

Photo of Bob Tuftee

Bob Tuftee

Bob Tuftee has been blacksmithing almost 30 years now. "I started out making ironware for my camping gear doing Mountain Man rendezvous events." Bob lives in LeClaire, Iowa, and has done all kinds of blacksmithing, including forge work for his business, Upper Mississippi Valley Mercantile Company. He has sold to re-enactors across the country and has also sold ironware to movie and production companies.…Read More

Bob Tuftee has been blacksmithing almost 30 years now. “I started out making ironware for my camping gear doing Mountain Man rendezvous events.” Bob lives in LeClaire, Iowa, and has done all kinds of blacksmithing, including forge work for his business, Upper Mississippi Valley Mercantile Company. He has sold to re-enactors across the country and has also sold ironware to movie and production companies. He has been the village blacksmith at Pioneer Village in Scott County Park, Davenport, Iowa, for the past 25 years, plus teaching and leading workshops at the Old Blacksmith Shop at the Galena History Museum in Illinois. Bob is an active member of ABANA (Artist Blacksmith Association of North America), IVBA (Illinois Valley Blacksmith Association), and UMBA (Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association), and is currently a board member of UMBA. He has taken several advanced blacksmithing classes throughout the years. Most of his blacksmithing work is done in a coal forge. Bob retired in 2012. He worked almost 45 years in skilled trades as a millwright and certified welder, the last 28 at Alcoa in the Davenport area.

Workshops

Blacksmithing 101

Bloom—Kinetic Yard Art

Railroad Spike Tomahawk

Blacksmithing 102

Woodlanders Saturday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Saturday (or $60 Half-Day Fee) to your cart, then select as many Saturday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Half-day fees include: your choice of morning/afternoon workshops, am/pm snacks, and beverages. Does NOT include lunch, which can be purchased separately.

Saturday, July 15, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                Registration check-in

8:30-11:30       C01     Forge a Triangular Dinner Bell: Bob Tuftee

8:30-11:30       C02     Rustic Garden Bench: Max Klick & Jim Arendt

8:30-11:30       C03     Silk Scarf Dyeing & Painting: Nancy Welch

8:30-11:30       C04     Soaps & Scrubs: Megan Kulick

8:30-4:00        C05     Face of Nature: Kelly & Michael Bird

8:30-4:00        C06     Bottle Cap Fish Sculpture: David & JoEllen Wollangk

11:30-1:00               Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00        C07     Rock & Bottle Rain Chain: Carole Spelić & Jamie Rogness

1:00-5:00        C08     Carve a Doodle Fox or Cat: Ann Ristow

1:00-3:00        C09     Woodturning Demonstration with the Harry Nohr Woodturners

1:00-5:00        C10     Rustic Twig Signs: Todd Kingery

5:00-6:30                   Picnic on the Green

7:30                            Saturday Evening Fun Event

Workshop ID 24W195-C06 Catalog