February 12, 2022 ∙ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$65 ∙ Call 865-436-5860 To Register
Have you always wanted to try welding but have been intimidated? Take this three-hour class to get your feet wet in the world of steel welding. This workshop, taught by a female smith as an opportunity to provide a safe space for other women, will go over what welding is, how MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welders work, different joints and simple troubleshooting, all while getting hands-on experience.
Instructor ∙ Elizabeth Belz
Elizabeth Belz is a blacksmith, educator and the owner of Black Widow Forge, LLC. She was the blacksmithing apprentice at the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN for two years where she trained under master metalsmith Jim Masterson. Elizabeth was a craft education intern at North House Folk School, Grand Marais in 2016, and a resident artist with the Science Museum of Minnesota in 2017. Belz has exhibited her work, competed and taught blacksmithing throughout the United States and internationally. She is currently an Arrowmont 2021-22 Artist-in-Residence.