Beginning Blacksmithing workshop by Charles Cooper
Master Blacksmith, San Antonio
Friday and Saturday, February 23 and 24
9 am to 4 pm
At the Chicken Farm Art Center
2505 Martin Luther King Dr, San Angelo, TX 76903
WORKSHOP IS FULL. To add you name to the waiting list, or for more information, contact Laura Huckaby: Collections@samfa.org; or 325-653-3333.
This workshop is FREE, thanks to a grant from the FMH Foundation, Midland.
"San Angelo Silver": A Silver Inlay Workshop and Lecture by Wilson Capron
March 12, 2018 - to March 15, 2018
8:00AM - 5:30PM
Workshop for high-school-aged youth (ages 14 -18)
THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE (thanks to a grant from the FMH Foundation, Midland), BUT WORKSHOP SPACES ARE LIMITED. YOU MUST APPLY!
To promote the unique tradition of cowboy arts in the western region of Texas, Texas Folklife and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts (SAMFA) will sponsor a beginner silver inlay workshop with silversmith artist Wilson Capron for high-school-aged youth (ages 14 -18), as well as a public lecture at SAMFA. The workshop will be held in San Angelo the week of Spring Break, from Monday March 12, 2018 to Wednesday March 14, 2018 at SAMFA, with a lecture on Thursday, March 15, 2018 by Wilson Capron.
Lecture Time 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. 2018.
Location: SAMFA Meeting Room.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The workshop reflects efforts by Texas Folklife to offer program services to the diverse geographic regions and rich cultural traditions of the Lone Star State, and SAMFA’s Cultural District/maker district initiative. Over a period of three days, the workshop will aim to provide an opportunity for young emerging artists to pursue their interests under the direction of accomplished bit and spur maker Wilson Capron. The lecture will seek to contextualize the practice of silver inlay within the larger art of spur making through an overview of designs and historical discussion. Topics explored in the lecture will act to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of spur making in the community as significant works of art.