March 14 - March 16, 2018
9 am - 4 pm
Basic Tin Smithing
Administration Building
This is a 3 day course that will teach students how to cut,  form, and solder flat sheet of tinplate into various tinware items.

Cookie cutters, candle holders, wall sconces, cups, tankards, funnels, and canteens are just a few of the items that can be made of tin plate. We will make a few Civil War era pieces, for those who do re-enacting/ living history.

Subjects covered will be:

                                                      1. Correct use and choice of tin smithing tools

                                                      2. Basic layout of patterns

                                                      3. Soldering and riveting

                                                      4. Forming pieces by hand with mallet and stakes

                                                      5. Forming pieces on machines

                                                      6. Resources for tools and supplies 

Closed-toe footware is advisable.  All materials and tools will be provided by teacher.

Depending on class size, you should be able to produce at least 3 to 6 nice pieces to take home. Minimum 2 students,  Maximum 6 students, registration deadline March 1, 2018. Call 870-269-3851 #1 to register.

Meet your instructor -
Robert Stone

Robert Stone has been interested in working sheet metal all his life, but since 1987, has been practicing the traditional arts of tinsmithing and coppersmithing.  In order to promote an appreciation of the artistic role that tinsmiths and coppersmiths have played in this country, he will share the history of the trades; as well as the basic skills of design, layout, soldering, etc.  

Admission: $60 Registration Fee; Class and Materials Fee $235; total $295

CONTACT: (870) 269-3851,