Forge a Calla Lily

July 12, 2024

Schedule: 1-5pm Fri

Instructor: Hal Aavang

Registration Deadline: July 1

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Description

Hal will lead you in blacksmithing an attractive calla lily flower on a stem or stand, and you’ll get some good practice in heating iron rod in a propane gas forge and hammering it into shape on an anvil.

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

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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, custom live art tables, 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, and displays his work, and accepts commissions.

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Woodlanders Friday

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Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Friday (or $60 Half-Day Fee) 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.

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

Friday, July 12, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30 am Registration & Morning Treats | Silent Auction | Art Cafe

8:30-11:30 am

B01 Rustic Plant Stand with Phil Nelson  | Cabinet Shop

B02 Forging Hooks & Leaves with Hal Aavang | Blacksmith Barn

B03 Learn to Use a Pottery Wheel with Katie & Joelle White  | Globe Clay Center

B04 Faux Scrimshaw on Deer Bone with Jim Kostohrys | Ellery House

8:30 am-4 pm

B05 Mosaic Treasure Box with Cindy Fleming  | Potters House

B07 Carving a Butterfly with Lee Ann Behling | Lind South

9 am-4 pm

B06 Cigar Box Lap Ukulele with B.J. Best | Lind North

12-1 pm Lunch on the Green

1-4 pm

B08 Candle Making for Beginners with Megan Kulick | Ellery House

B09 Nature Imprints in Clay with Diana & Claire Johnston | Brewery Pottery

B10 Willow Wine Basket with Jim Arendt | Cabinet Shop

1-5 pm

B11 Forge a Calla Lily with Hal Aavang | Blacksmith Barn

5:00 pm Picnic on the Green

6:00 pm Fun Evening Event

Workshop ID 24W194-B11 Catalog