Bring a Group

Pick an amazing personal experience for family members, friends, social clubs, workmates…. any group who would like to have a unique and personalized experience in making something wonderful! It’s so much FUN to create together!

Contact us (spark@thecuriousforge.org) and give us the dates you’d like to arrange your personal class and we will give you a selection of experiences you can choose from ( not all experiences are available for all dates). There is a minimum of at least 4 to create a group class, and these classes below are 3 hour classes.

Ceramics? Metal Arts? Woodturning? Glass arts? Blacksmithing? Textiles?

When was the last time you made something for the FIRST time?? Here’s your chance to do it with your tribe.

Check back often as we are adding experiences all the time. Don’t see something here?

Fill out this form for more options and to get your group experience started.

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Raku Magic!

Come experience the magic of firing ceramics the Raku way! Raku firing is an ancient Japanese ceramics technique that has been used for many centuries to create a very unique finish to wares. The Raku technique dates back to the 16th century.

We provide the ready to go pieces, you get to glaze them like you want, texture them, then experience the heat and fire that will create your uniquely designed pieces for you to take home.

This is a fun, relaxed way to spend some time together, bring your favorite beverage and snack while you watch and await to see the magic that will occur.

Limit to 6

Class fee per person: $60 + $25 matls = $85

Build your own Bandsaw Box

Look what a bandsaw can do! In this class, you will learn to design, make, and finish a unique wood box.

With an emphasis on tool safety and material exploration, we will use a bandsaw and sanding tools to make boxes.

Beginning with a solid block of wood, you will learn how to lie out, cut, sculpt, and reassemble the block into the form of a box. Suitable for beginning and intermediate students, all materials provided.

Limit to 6

Class fee per person: $60 + $20 matls = $80

Blacksmithing

Ever wanted to do this??

Learn the basics of blacksmithing! This class teaches the fundamental skills needed to forge steel and understand blacksmithing tools.

We will introduce tapering, upsetting, flattening, dishing, and bending of hot steel. Students make small projects, usually starting with a fire poker.

Limit to 6

Class fee per person: $60 + $20 matls = $80

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Copper Fold Forming

Foldforming is a technique of metalworking whereby metal is folded, repeatedly forged and annealed, and unfolded; at which stage it generally has a dramatic new three-dimensional form

This is a fascinating technique that allows beginners to create a truly unique and beautiful piece in just a short amount of time.

Perfect for the newbie, and for anyone wanting to broaden their creative toolbox! With this technique you can create earrings, pendants, bracelets or sculptural pieces.

Limit to 10

Class fee per person: $60 + $15 = $75

Learn to Draw

Kurt Neiderhaus is a well known local artist, and he’ll guide you through drawing exercises to begin getting some chops down! Try your hand at Frottage (using textures to elicit images), which will ease you into drawing beyond the usual techniques.

No experience required!

Limit to 10

Class fee per person: $60 + 10 matls = $70

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Glass Mosaic Workshop

Using metal switch plate covers, participants will use millefiori, glass and tiles to layout and create a unique switch plate for their house.

Participants will get a brief overview of different types of mosaic possibilities and the components that make up a mosaic.

Participants will learn to cut tiles and shape glass and layout out their design on the switch plate.  After taking a quick pic of the layout, they will transfer the materials off to the side.  Participants will learn about adhesives used in mosaics and after applying some to their plates, they will transfer their design back onto the plate to create a colorful addition for their home.

Limit to 8

Class fee per person: $60 + $20 matls = $80

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Laser Cut your own LED Light

The laser cutter is one of the most intriguing items to put in your creative tool box. In this class you’ll be creating your own LED light, cutting and etching your acrylic material on the laser cutter.

We’ll have selected designs you can use OR its possible to create your own design.

Come try one of the most cutting edge tools around.

Limit to 6

Class fee per person: $60 + $20 matls = $80

Metal Mania!

Metal classes – stay tuned for more details. Potential classes may include:

  1. Make a Metal Planter
  2. Make Garden Art
  3. Make decorative hooks

Class fee dependent upon materials

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Laser Cut Box

Create a great gift or even make it for yourself! Add designs, your name or both onto a box, learn how a laser cutter works and the types of files and materials that can be used.

There are hundreds of free files of designs you can use, or create your own!

Limit to 6

Class fee per person: $60 + $20 matls = $80