Roswell Recreation & Parks Workshops
Blacksmithing Workshops
Creative Workshops
Creative Alchemies Workshops
Precious Metals Clay Workshops
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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. $70 per participant.
Hooks and Tapers Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Bottle Openers Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Blacksmithing 101 Workshop

Introduction to the art and science of blacksmithing. Safe work habits and protective gear will be emphasizes 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: tapers, twists, hooks, and bottle openers. 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. $105 per participant.
Blacksmithing 101 Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration




Creative Workshops

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

Indigo Dying Workshop with Masako Richey

Learn how to dye a garment using traditional Japanese (Shibori) Indigo dying techniques. We will use U.S. grown natural indigo dye and experience the Shibori technique that has 1400 years of history. Students will learn several ways to create different patterns and use them to custom dye their own work. Bring a pre-washed T-shirt, blouse, or pillowcase that is made of a 100% natural material such as cotton, linen, or rayon. It can be a brand new or used one that can be revitalized. Bring an apron or wear dark colored clothes. $30 per participant.
Indigo Dying Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Collage-Making Workshop with Megan Reeves Williamson

Join us as we create a beautiful, Spring-inspired collage-painting on canvas. Participants will learn decoupage gluing techniques, and how to create a composition using additive and reductive methods. The final result will be a unique mixed-media piece with both abstract and representational qualities. You may bring a lunch or snack. $35 per participant.
Collage-Making Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration

Watercolor Landscape Workshop with Mary Booth Cabot

Take home a landscape that you can complete in 3 hours. Learn techniques of clouds, fields, trees, background, foreground and some color theory. All materials included. $35 per participant.
Watercolor Landscape Workshop: Dates, Times, and Registration




Creative Alchemies Workshops with Pragati Chaudhry

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


Creative Alchemies workshops provide an energetic space for creative expression in a state of meditative awareness. Guided art exercises help elicit a creative response that encourages the release of emotions. Participants do not need to have prior art experience. $40 per participant, per workshop.

Creative Alchemies Workshop #1: Release Your Stress Through Art

Break through your stress using your creative side! This workshop will help process stress through shared creative exercises. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises that focus on their deepest desires in pursuit of happiness and what is most meaningful in their lives.
Creative Alchemies Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Creative Alchemies Workshop #2: Can You Have It All?

What does it mean to have it all? We all have things we want to change, but we also have much to be grateful for, and so many times, this goes unnoticed. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises focusing on the pursuit of peace, happiness and abundance.
Creative Alchemies Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Creative Alchemies Workshop #3: Let Go Of Self-Criticisim

Very often we criticize ourselves, leaving us feeling disconnected and unharmonious internally. Through guided exercises, we will embrace the aspects of our being that put us in conflict with ourselves, allowing us to accept our own true beauty. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises that calm the voice of self-criticism.
Creative Alchemies Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration




Precious Metals Clay Workshops

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


Experience the wonders of precious metals clay - a moldable medium that turns to metal upon firing. This medium can be used in a variety of jewelry applications. Sculpting tools, texturing tools, and finishing supplies are provided. Join us at the workshops listed below and create with this magical medium! These workshops utilize precious metals clay. All materials, including sculpting tools, texturing tools, finishing supplies provided. Firing service is also included in the cost. $60 per participant, per workshop.

Precious Metals Clay Workshop #1: Masks and Portraits Jewelry

Create a self-portrait in metal clay! Make your faces as abstract and stylized or realistic as you desire. Learn easy and effective ways to sculpt and cast unique faces. We will also cover finer details, additions, and finishing techniques. At the end of class session, you will have a dry clay piece ready for the kiln. Once fired, you have a one-of-a-kind pendant, or for a focal piece to use in your own beaded creation.
Precious Metals Clay Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration

Precious Metals Clay Workshop #2: Personal Inspiration Charm Bracelet-For You

Create your own bracelet adorned with beads and hand stamped charms made with copper metal clay. Embellish your charms with symbols, words, and images that have meaning to you. Learn wire techniques including how to make jump rings and a clasp for your special bracelet. Let your imaginations go wild and make each link a different pattern or shape that represents YOU - your inspirations and desires.
Precious Metals Clay Workshops: Dates, Times, and Registration