Roswell Recreation & Parks Workshops
Welding Workshops
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Bladesmithing Workshops
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Welding Workshops

The Forge at Art Center West
At Leita Thompson Memorial Park
1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Welding 101

Learn how to join pieces of metal through the different types of welding! This course will offer an overview of different welding processes emphasizing sound welds with sufficient penetration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas and aesthetics. Creative guidance will focus on the creation of garden/yard art with scrap metal.
Welding 101 Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration





Blacksmithing Workshops

The Forge at Art Center West
At Leita Thompson Memorial Park
1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Taste of Blacksmithing Workshops

These sampler workshops offer an overview of basic blacksmithing while creating simple, focused projects. Students will gain working knowledge of hammering steel on an anvil and complete small ornamental forms to take home. This taste of blacksmithing may whet your appetite for more in-depth programs.
Taste of Blacksmithing Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Blacksmithing 101 Workshops

Introduction to the art and science of blacksmithing. Safe work habits and protective gear will be emphasized while making basic projects out of forged steel. Instruction will combine our “taste of” curriculums and focus on projects that encompass the basics of blacksmithing including: tapering, twisting, bending, slitting, drifting and riveting. Students can expect to make at least two or three objects as they learn important techniques that every smith uses when stepping up to the anvil.
Blacksmithing 101 Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration





Bladesmithing Workshops

The Forge at Art Center West
At Leita Thompson Memorial Park
1355 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Bladesmithing Workshops

These courses will introduce beginning and intermediate participants to basic techniques of bladesmithing with forge and anvil. Participants will forge, heat treat, grind and finish custom pieces. No prerequisites or experience necessary.
Bladesmithing 101 – 6 Hour Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Bladesmithing 101 – 12 Hour Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Bladesmithing 102 – Tomahawk - 6 Hour Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Open Anvil Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration





Visual Arts Workshops

Visual Arts Center
At Roswell Area Park
10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA 30075

Collage-Making Workshop with Megan Reeves Williamson

Join us for a nostalgic time of collage making inspired by vintage books. Please bring at least one old book, preferably hardback, that inspires you with its pictures, text, or general ambiance. Keep in mind you will be using this book as part of your collage material, so no family heirlooms!
Collage-Making Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Crash Course in Lightroom

This is an opportunity to see the fast, efficient, and powerful photo editing software Lightroom in action. This workshop is for those looking to get started in editing their pictures on the computer as well as those looking to advance their skills with the software. Topics will include the modules library, develop, slideshow, and print. We will work on images using several tools and brushes including adjustment, cloning and healing, crop and rotate, and gradient. We will also explore creating and importing presets, exporting images, and general catalog organization, as well as collections. Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed or simply observe.
Lightroom Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Crash Course in Photoshop

We will cover many of the basics of Photoshop, including where to find many of the key tools, what they do, and how and why to use them. New users, casual users, more advanced users, or those considering using Photoshop will benefit from the hands-on approach to this software.
Photoshop Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Crash Course in Studio Lighting

This workshop is designed for the photographer who wants to understand lighting concepts used in the studio as well as in the field. Topics will include:
  • Using a light meter
  • Setting white balance
  • Understanding shutter, aperture, and ISO settings
  • Selecting light modifiers
  • Shooting with 1,2,3 and 4 light set-ups
  • Choosing lighting equipment and backgrounds
  • Discussing model release forms
Subject to shoot will be provided. Bring your camera.
Studio Lighting Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Polymer Clay Workshops with Pragati Chaudhry

At the end of the workshop, you will have a dry clay piece ready for firing. After firing, you have a one-of-a-kind item. We cover finer details and finishing techniques of polymer clay.
Polymer Clay Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Shibori-Traditional Japanese Indigo Dying with Masako Richey

Do you like to make one-of-a-kind art you can use every day? Come join us to learn how to dye garments using traditional Japanese Indigo dying. We will use U.S. grown natural indigo dye and experience the Shibori technique that has 1400 years of history in Japan. Students will learn several different ways to create different patterns and use them to custom dye their own work.
Shibori Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Watercolor Workshops with Mary Booth Cabot

Take home a watercolor painting that you can complete in 3 hours. All materials included. For the fall workshop, discover multiple watercolor techniques rendering fall leaves. For winter, learn to create beautiful ethereal winter snowflakes with the medium of watercolor.
Watercolor Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Workshops from Pragati Chaudry with Creative Alchemies

Creative Alchemies workshops provide a space for expression where guided art exercises are shared for eliciting a creative response that encourages the release of emotions. The process is self-directed and self-interpreted and unique to each individual. The greatest outcome is incredible emotional release and re-integration with yourself. All materials are provided, but you are welcome to bring painting or drawing materials you enjoy working with.
Creative Alchemies Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration