Steeling Nature

May 8-10, 2020

Schedule: Friday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Instructor: Sabrina Fadial

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Due to coronavirus restrictions, this class is being rescheduled. Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Description

Join Sabrina and have fun experimenting and playing with metal. Using nature as your inspiration, you will create playful and engaging sculptures from found metal and steel stock. Starting with the basics, Sabrina will cover a range of metal fabrication and forming techniques as well as provide you with many tips and tricks for working wisely with a variety of tools. Techniques will include fabrication, welding, plasma cutting, basic forging, and cold connections.

No experience necessary.

Materials fee includes a kit of 16-gauge and 8-gauge sheet steel, 3/8″ round and 1/2” square stock.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 8

Instructor Sabrina Fadial

Student Supply List
Wear cotton clothing and leather work boots and bring safety glasses, leather gloves, and ear plugs. Feel free to bring your own scrap metal.

  • Tuition $360
  • Materials Fee $25
  • Fuel & Supply Charge $15

Instructor

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Sabrina Fadial

Sabrina Fadial was born in Gainesville, FL, and raised in Charlotte, NC. She has lived and worked in both Carolinas. In 2002 she set up her studio in Oakland, CA, moving to VT in 2010. Fadial attended the Pre-College Architecture Program at Carnegie Mellon University, received her BFA in textile design from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Arts.…Read More

Sabrina Fadial was born in Gainesville, FL, and raised in Charlotte, NC. She has lived and worked in both Carolinas. In 2002 she set up her studio in Oakland, CA, moving to VT in 2010. Fadial attended the Pre-College Architecture Program at Carnegie Mellon University, received her BFA in textile design from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA in visual art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from Marlboro College and has continued her studies at craft schools including Penland, Haystack, and Arrowmont. She is an artist who works in a variety of materials focusing on fiber and metal. Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Ruth Asawa have influenced her work. As a sculptor, she strives to document the beauty of what is endangered or commodified. Much of her work is inspired by nature and women. She creates abstract organic forms using both steel and fiber and her process incorporates experimentation and serendipity. For the past thirty years, her work has been shown extensively in galleries across the U.S. and is included in numerous private collections. Like her outdoor sculptures, her architectural iron work reflects the landscape around it. FadialÕs work can be found in public settings such as Sculpturefest in Woodstock, VT, and Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC. She has teaching, lecturing, and mentoring experience at a variety of arts organizations, has won numerous awards and grants, and holds two U.S patents in textile technology. Fadial currently works out of her Vermont studio and teaches in the School of Architecture and Art at Norwich University. This year she plans to open Stevens Branch Studios, a creative incubation space in Barre, VT.

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Steeling Nature

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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