LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft will host an “Introduction to Tinsmithing Workshop” led by local blacksmith Lewis Meyer from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12.
Students will learn the basics of tinsmithing while creating a beautiful candle holder out of new and salvaged tin. Students will go home the knowledge to continue working on their own if they desire. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to make a unique gift just in time for Valentine’s Day, or bring your special someone along for an experience they’ll never forget!
The cost is $38 for KMAC Members and $43 for non-members. Contact Julie at (502) 589-0102 or email@example.com to register.
Meyer has been producing custom metal work under the name Falls City Ironworks since 1997. According to Meyer, a few simple tools and some heat is all it takes to transform someone from a consumer to a producer. Metal is delivered to us only as finished products, and we’ve lost touch with the idea that these things can be the products of human hands as well. He believes learning a craft process can not only produce a useful and beautiful object, but it can change one’s appreciation of manufactured objects as well.
For more information, please visit www.kentuckyarts.org or call (502) 589-0102.
About the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, located at 715 W. Main St., is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981. Its mission is to promote and support art and craft excellence in Kentucky.
Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. Admission is $6 for adults, free for KMAC members, students and children under 12.
For information, call (502) 589.0102 or log on to www.KentuckyArts.org.