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The Seward Johnson Atelier

Teen Metalworking and Assemblage Workshop

July 31 2023 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Seward Johnson Atelier
Price: 14–19-year-old students: $440
Teen Metalworking and Assemblage Workshop
Dina Wind welding, circa 1980s, Courtesy of Dina Wind Art Foundation

Offered in collaboration with Dina Wind Art Foundation

3 Sessions: July 31, August 1 and August 2

*Open to 14–19-year-old students

During this three-day metalworking workshop, participants will be introduced to the work and process of sculptor, Dina Wind, and various techniques for working with metal, employing the use of found materials and experimenting with dimensionality. Participants will work in small groups with their peers and JA staff to assemble an individual work of art inspired by Wind’s process.

  • Day 1: Introduction by John Wind and GFS site visit to Harp of David #1, safety overview
  • Day 2: Choose metal, assemble design with supervision by MIG or stick welding
  • Day 3: Completion of design, introduction and application of finishing treatments including varnish, paint, or leave to rust

Fee includes all necessary tools and materials, including gloves and disposable welding respirators to keep. A one-hour lunch is included: a bagged lunch is preferred, refrigerator and microwave available; access to Grounds For Sculpture and Café during opening hours is also available (10AM – 4PM).

Please wear: Long pants & long sleeve shirt (98-100% cotton); no wool or synthetic materials/blends such as polyester or nylon. All leather shoes or boots (boots preferred), no synthetic materials. Long hair should be pulled back or tucked under a cotton cap. 

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