May 19-21—LUDLOW—The Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, which runs Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, announces upcoming classes. Located at 611 Route 103 South in Ludlow, the school offers hundreds of classes to the public annually.
Explorations in Metal Clay will be offered May 19-21. This class is designed for individuals of all levels to fully explore the creative possibilities of metal clay. Begin with rolling, texturing, layering and embellishing metal clay to create intriguing and varied pendants and earrings. Explore stone setting, hollow forms and rings. Create and finish several beautiful pieces of wearable art in sterling and fine silver.
Creative Metalworking will be offered May 20-21. With the theme of making a garden animal, the student will explore metal mediums (steel, copper) and ways to cut, bend, and fasten metals to create a finished piece. The instructor includes a quick intro to gas (oxy-acetylene) welding. This may lead to a sculpture welding class where students can learn sculpting methods using steel and copper as a medium in the round and for structural purposes.
Each class runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.
Registration may be made online at fletcherfarm.org or by calling the school at 802-228-8770.
For more information, visit fletcherfarm.org.
Photo courtesy of Fletcher Farm School
Individuals of all levels can create jewelry such as this pendant in an instructive class at Fletcher Farm in Ludlow.