Metalsmithing is the Real Deal
Arts Cheyenne connected the dots and brought first hand experiences to future artists.
University of Wyoming Students conducted a workshop on Friday, February 23rd on metalsmithing at McCormick Jr. High. They will be doing another on Friday, March 2nd at Central High School. This opportunity was part of Arts Cheyenne’s education initiative.
Giving this type of opportunity to high school students allows for them to understand how this work can evolve to much more. The introductions to students who are furthering their education in the arts is a nice way to show that career pathway for those determining what they would like to pursue.
The workshop was focused on exercising negative and positive shape. Each student worked with a 2″ x 2″ piece of metal and had their choice of brass, copper or nickel silver. Design ideas were encouraged to be thought of ahead of class time, which allowed for a higher level of creativity. This way students could find inspiration anywhere.