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Open (Hot)House
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Join us for fiery fun! Open (Hot)House is an opportunity for our students and artists show off their work in an informal, celebratory event, open to the entire community. Watch fire arts in action as our instructors demonstrate their crafts. Participate in various hands-on activities and check out new work in our gallery. There's something for everyone at the Open (Hot)House and it's a great way to see what we've been up to at CAFAC. Snacks and refreshments too!

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CAFAC welcomes Tom and Kitty Latané
We're excited to bring these master artisans from Wisconsin to CAFAC for the first time! Join us the weekend of March 16-18, 2018, to learn how to forge a cresset with Tom, or explore tinsmithing with Kitty. Registration is open now and space is limited!

Hold Your Fire: Forging a Cresset
A cresset is an outdoor lighting device, often of openwork iron, made to hold resinous wood, which gives off a bright light when burned, silhouetting the wrought iron. This weekend workshop, led by master blacksmith Tom Latané, will take you through the entire process of creating your own cresset. You'll start by designing and laying out a pattern on three pieces of 1/8" steel. Next, we'll chisel cut sections to be spread, rolled into scrolls, and manipulated into interesting silhouettes. Finally, you'll join the parts by a tenon on the mounting bar at the bottom and wrap the ends around a ring at the top to form a basket. Your cresset can be driven onto a wooden pole or attached to a bracket for wall-mounting.

This workshop is intended for experienced blacksmiths who have been through our Blacksmithing Basics 1 class at least (or have equivalent experience). Get in touch with us at info@cafac.org if you're not sure if this class is for you. You are welcome to bring your own tools to class.

Friday - Sunday, 3/16 - 3/18
Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $395, includes lunch on Saturday & Sunday!

Tinsmithing Basics Weekend Workshops
CAFAC is excited to welcome special guest instructor Catherine Latané for two daylong workshops on the craft of tinsmithing. In the first workshop, you'll make a variety of small tin items including nutmeg graters, cookie cutters and ornaments. Develop skills that include marking a pattern, cutting, punching, shaping and soldering.

In the second workshop, use your basic skills to create a colonial candle sconce. By fabricating this attractive and functional piece, you'll develop your ability to mark and cut a pattern, shape tin, wire an edge, and solder.

First day (Tinsmithing Basics): Saturday, 3/17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $150 (includes all materials and lunch)

Second day (Colonial Candle Sconce): Sunday, 3/18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $150 (includes all materials and lunch)

Save when you register for both days!
Saturday & Sunday, 3/17 & 3/18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: $250 (includes all materials and lunches)

RedHot Art Market
Held every December, for all your holiday gift shopping! Past events have featured glassware, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, 3d printed puzzles, paintings and much more. And 25% of the proceeds go towards our scholarship fund!

Questions? Get in touch with our Gallery Coordinator at gallery@cafac.org