Melt Hearts for Valentines: Metalsmithing Class with Metal Artist Corrina Sephora
This year you can add some extra heat to your Valentine’s Day with an intimate metalworking class with one of Atlanta’s top metallic artists. You’ll come away with a pair of handcrafted copper hearts, and a one-of- a-kind creative experience for you and your date to share.
What To Expect
- 1 Metalsmithing Workshop with the fabulous Corrina Sephora
- A metal creation of your making to take home
- Adult beverages to enjoy at the end of workshop
If you’re looking to mix up Valentine's Day this year with something fun and creative, then look no further. Metalworker Corrina Sephora is on the cutting edge of Atlanta’s art scene, and she’s opening her studio doors for an exclusive workshop that will make your Valentines unforgettable.
Corrina was introduced to metalwork in her father’s boat building workshop as a little girl. After watching her dad weld a piece of metal – a process she described as ‘electric lightning’ – she knew she was destined to be an artist. Her fascination with the process of burning, soldering, and bending metal into completely new creations never left her, and eventually manifested itself into an illustrious career of crafting unique, larger than life metallic sculptures and art installments. The only thing competing with Corrina’s passion for her art, his her enthusiasm for sharing her unique process with others. After spending some time teaching as a university professor, she decided to take the classroom into her own studio at the Goat Farm property on the Westside of Atlanta and start offering intimate classes of her own.
At this class, you and your date will be instructed on the process of annealing (metallurgy speak for heating up in a furnace), stamping, shaping, and waxing a copper heart into a handcrafted “unbreakable heart.” You’ll learn a variety of traditional techniques, using a hammer and anvil to stamp a customized message into your heart, then rounding and shaping it on a wooden stump to transform the flat copper into a three-dimensional ornament. At the end of the class, you’ll be treated to some complimentary wine and chocolate, to close out your Valentines date with class.
In the welding workshop, students will learn to weld, using the oxy acetate torch, and the MIG welder. With the knowledge gained in this workshop, students will be able to understand and have mastery over the principles and techniques involved in all welding procedures. Students will make an iPhone/iPad holder.
In the Forge a Hook workshop students will transform a straight piece of 3/8" barstock into a beautiful handcrafted hook to take home and hang anywhere! Students will learn the artful techniques of forging and curling.
This workshop will make a perfect date night for any adventurous and creative couple, group of friends who want a fun, artistic experience, or even yourself if you're trying to impress a special someone. Whether you’re an artist hoping to explore a new medium or an average Joe searching for a unique experience, a couple hours of hammering, stamping, bending, eating, and drinking at Corrina Sephora’s quaint Goat Farm studio will have you totally on board the metallurgy train.