Share the experience of making something beautiful and enduring. Spend quality family time together making a 70cm diameter spherical garden sculpture. This is a sculputure course for kids aged 10-14 accompanied by an adult.
Working in adult / child pairs, you'll learn fundamental metal sculpting techniques by forming and welding patterns of your own choice into a visually striking sphere.
Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal.
You'll be using a MIG Welder, hammer and form, and a spherical mould to make your sculpture. Available patterns to mix and match are listed in our Sculptural Spheres Artwork Catalogue. Participants may choose up to three different patterns to form their sculpture.
Family accomodation is available on-site at beautiful Cuppacumbalong Homestead. Enjoy heritage listed homestead accomodation, explore the many local walking trails and historic sites, and relax with a cold drink on the veranda after a hard days work while you watch the sun go down over the Murrumbidgee River.
Accomodation availability and pricing is available at the Cuppacumbalong website.
Located 30 minutes south of Canberra in historic Tharwa, our Family Blacksmithing courses are conducted by experienced full-time teachers who are keen to share their knowledge and passion with you. Purpose built facilities, a high instructor-student ratio, and beautiful surroundings ensure a high-quality experience for you and your family.
One adult required to attend with each child (ages 10-14). Bookings available in pairs only.
The course goes from 8am – 5pm and you will go home with a 70cm diameter steel sculpture and the knowledge and skills you need to continue sculpting on your own.
You will learn how to:
- Use basic molds to form metal
- How to use jigs to hold patterns
- Shaping metal patterns
- How to use a MIG welder
- Selection and placement of patterns
- How to form basic 3D surfaces
This course requires no previous experience. Our job is to guide, instruct, and help you turn accidents into successes.
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear, morning and afternoon tea.
Need to bring: Lunch, appropriate long-sleeved clothing and covered footwear.