Instructor: Spencer Lawson
Dates: Sep 28-Nov 16 (6 weeks)
No prior metals experience needed. In this introduction to the basics of metalsmithing we will learn forging, riveting, stamping, soldering, and the proper use of metal tools. During this 6 week course we will be using copper and brass to make name plates, brooches, pendants and small scale sculpture. Ages 16+. Min. class size: 3 Max class size: 6
Robert has given workshops in ten different states and has art works on display in all fifty states and five countries. He works primarily in acrylics, but has knowledge in many art mediums. Robert has won “Kansans Paint Kansas,” and was included in the exhibit of 150 Kansas artists for Kansas’ 150th birthday. A few other awards include the Denver International, and the Atlanta Olympic Exhibit in Acrylic Painting.
Robert’s gentle but firm teaching style puts his students at ease and encourages creativity. He has found Manhattan to be the best place he has ever lived and enjoys getting to know as many people as possible. At MAC, Robert currently teaches adult art classes in many mediums, substitutes for our youth classes, keeps our Art Studio organized, and serves as a mentor and friend for our instructors, studio members, staff, and students.