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SOLD OUT-Welding Workshop with Salem Art Works: Inspired by David Smith

September 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am - September 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

David Smith is considered to be one of the most important American artists and the first to make sculptures by welding steel. He incorporated found metal elements and parts of discarded machinery and began arranging his sculptures on the rolling hills of his property, like family groups or rows of crops.

The David Smith residency invites artists to come together and create their own sculptures. In this intensive workshop, participants will observe and practice several fundamental techniques used in metal fabrication. Time will be split between demonstration and assisted hands-on practice. The instructor will demonstrate the safe and proper use of various equipment. Students will then choose metal scrap material to create a sculpture of their design. Techniques covered include MIG welding, heating, bending, and cutting using an oxy-acetylene torch, and cutting using a plasma cutter.

This three-day workshop at Salem Art Works is intended for beginners with no prior experience but is also appropriate for people with some previous experience as well.
Space is limited to six students with a minimum age of 21. Housing is available for an additional cost based on availability.

$480, plus $60 materials fee

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Located at Salem Art Works

Founded by Anthony Cafritz in 2005, Salem Art Works in beautiful upstate New York supports emerging and established artists dedicated to creating new, progressive work, and promotes understanding and appreciation of contemporary art within the region. Based on this tenet, SAW offers opportunities in four focal areas:  cultural events, exhibitions, educational workshops, and artist programs.

This workshop is presented in partnership with The Hyde Collection and the exhibition Songs of the Horizon: David Smith, Music and Dance.

Image: David Smith. Sentinel V. 1959. Stainless steel, 145 1/2 x 46 x 18 3/4 in. (369.6 x 116.8 x 47.6 cm). The Estate of David Smith © 2023 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Jerry L. Thompson


September 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am
September 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Salem Art Works
19 Cary Lane
Salem, NY 12865 United States
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