Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

B03-Forging Leaf Hooks

July 9, 2021

Schedule: 8:30-11:30 am Fri

Instructor: Hal Aavang

Registration Deadline: Registration extended to July 8!

Description

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from Hal, as well as how to use a portable propane gas forge. You’ll learn the use of the hammer, anvil, and vise as you practice drawing, tapering, and twisting. And you’ll make decorative and useful hooks and leaves.

Class size 6

Student Supply List
Wear cotton or non-acrylic outerwear and leather full-coverage shoes. Long hair should be tied back.

  • Materials Fee $10

This workshop requires a Woodlanders Day Fee. Learn more here.

Instructor

Photo of Hal Aavang

Hal Aavang

After retirement as an architect, Hal Aavang was looking for a way to combine a practical skill with his lifelong love of working with metal, and to also use this skill as an art form. He found the blacksmithing program at Shake Rag Alley, and started with a basic blacksmithing class taught by Bob Tuftee using the traditional coal forge.…Read More

After retirement as an architect, Hal Aavang was looking for a way to combine a practical skill with his lifelong love of working with metal, and to also use this skill as an art form. He found the blacksmithing program at Shake Rag Alley, and started with a basic blacksmithing class taught by Bob Tuftee using the traditional coal forge. In order to continue blacksmithing at home, the propane gas forge provided a clean and readily available forging heat for his projects. A MIG welder and oxy-acetylene torch added additional support for his home blacksmithing shop where he works on many pieces such as traditional hooks, fire pokers, flowers, other art projects, and an expanding list of future works. Hal is a member of the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association. He keeps, sells, donates to charitable causes, displays his work, and accepts commissions.

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Woodlanders Friday

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Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Friday to your cart, then select as many Friday 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.

Friday, July 9, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                 Registration check-in

8:30-11:30     B01     Found Object Sculpture: Donovan

8:30-11:30      B02     Leaf Stamp and Stitch Table Runner: Thuli

8:30-11:30      B03     Forging Leaf Hooks: Aavang

8:30-11:30      B04     Crackle Finished Gourd Bowl: Ready

8:30-4:00       B05     Bottle Cap Fish Sculpture: Wollangk & Wollangk

11:30-1:00                  Lunch on the Green

1:00-4:00        B06     Nature Imprints in Clay: Johnston

1:00-5:00        B07     Todd’s Xmas: Kingery

1:00-5:00        B08    Forging a Calla Lilly and a Hook: Aavang

1:00-5:00        B09    Rustic Bathroom Ensemble: Arendt

5:00-6:30        B10    Picnic on the Green

630-8:00         B11    Rustic Twig War

Workshop ID 21W190-B03 Catalog See More Workshops in