Open Studio is offered to students and local artists who would like access to our fully equipped classroom. It is a perfect time to finish up projects and use our specialized equipment including rolling mills, torches, hydraulic press, enameling supplies, etc.
This program is available when there are no classes going on in the main studio. Availability is listed at the bottom of this page AND on our online calendar. First time registrants can apply by filling out our web application below. The cost is $10 per hour and normally purchased 5 or 10 hour blocks. There is a one-time maintenance fee of $50, payable when purchasing the first block. Once registered, students can sign up for a specific time slot by giving us a call or sending an email at least 24 hours in advance.
There are two types of open studio available, based on skill level:
Monitored Open Studio is open to any student who is enrolled in or has completed at least one metalsmithing course. This is a time to work independently on projects, but there will be a monitor in the room to help people find tools and ensure safe studio practices.
Advanced Open Studio is unmonitored. It is for experienced students to work autonomously with access to specialized tools and equipment with which they are familiar. Participants must have intermediate level skills and be comfortable using with a torch. Please get in touch with us if you have questions about pre-requisites.