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Metalworking for Pirates: A Serious Fun Camp

  • Arts Center of the Capital Region 265 River Street Troy, NY, 12180 United States (map)

July 18, 2016 to July 22, 2016 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM


All hands on deck for this summers pirate themed jewelry making class! Have you ever wanted to make your own skull & cross bones medallion? A kraken belt buckle ? Or have an idea for your very own design on a coin?


This serious fun camp for 4th and 5th graders is designed to let you experience a sense of adventure while learning traditional metal-smithing techniques. Join in to create sea worthy pieces ranging from embelished copper “treasure” coins, to a swashbuckling belt buckle, to hoop earrings, or a coveted medallion necklace that will be the envy of any ship’s captain.

You will learn how to safely use metal working tools including: planishing hammers, riveting hammers, texturing hammers, jeweler’s saws, rough and fine files, hand drill, stamps, dapping blocks, bench vise, bench anvil, scribe, sanding sticks, pliers, cutters, and punches. Please Note: Fine motor skills required.

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Later Event: July 25
Jewelry and Metalsmithing 101