HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS

DIANA CONARD

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 07-22-03

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HCC TO OFFER HAND WROUGHT METAL CLASSES FALL SEMESTER

Beginning fall semester, HCC will offer hand wrought metal classes as part of the Professional Crafts Program. These classes will mix old style traditional smithing with modern applications. The forging and shaping of metal will unite the functional with the aesthetic while fostering artistic creativity.

Topics covered in the fall semester classes will include the use of tools, how to build and keep a fire, where to position metal in the fire, hammer control, how to manipulate metal, and other techniques used in hand forged metal work. A more advanced class will be taught spring semester focusing on creative projects, using patterns, and incorporating hand wrought metal in mixed media art.

HCC instructor David Burnette has been practicing smithing techniques for over 20 years and will teach the hand wrought metal classes. He is a member of the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA), which has over 4500 members.

For fall semester, hand wrought metal classes will be taught during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. Evening classes will be Monday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. For more information about hand wrought metal classes or to register, please call 627-4500.

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