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WORKSHOPS Forged Furniture with John J. Rais Painting with an Iron Palette, Chasing and Repousse with Warren Holzman June 27– July 1 — $675 July 11–15 — $675 In this intensive workshop students will build a small piece of forged furniture such as a stool, nightstand or a chair. Students hammer rods and bars into various shapes, create beautiful joining mechanisms, and learn a great deal about design. Rais will provide solid ideas and direction to get us started, and students are also encouraged to experiment with various solutions. Basic hot forging will be the foundation, which includes joinery, twisting, bending, tapering, and fire welding. Students will learn the fundamentals related to chasing and repousse in steel. Repousse is an exciting way to create relief images in steel that exist somewhere between a drawing and sculpture. The approach will focus more on dynamic image development not unlike composition as related to painting. Projects will focus on larger scale pieces created over a wood stump. The course will cover design development, toolmaking and finishing. John J. Rais has been engaged in the field of metalsmithing and object design for the past two decades. After earning a BFA in sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA in metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, he served as the department head of blacksmithing at Peters Valley Craft Education Center. John has maintained his own studio business since 1998, where he creates one-of-a-kind furniture, sculpture, and architectural metal work. He has designed and created works for a Frank Lloyd Wright home and a Louis Kahn home, among many others. His work has been featured in a number of magazines including Departures, RitzCarlton, Metalsmith, American Craft, and Artscope. 4 Workshops at Bryn Athyn Warren Holzman is a Philadelphia based artist working in forged and fabricated metals. He is the owner of Iron Studio LTD, a respected professional studio executing craftwork in iron for residential and commercial markets around the globe. He has received numerous public art commissions in Philadelphia and nationally. His work is also included in several private collections and commissions. He has taught blacksmithing