Day 5

COMMUNITY

Sunday, June 24, 2017

We will culminate with a sidewalk fair honoring community members while we share our concerns, messages, and their connections to Vision Zero’s message.

 


PARTICIPATING COMMUNITY MEMBERS:

Adam’s Forge is creating a thriving blacksmithing community through a regular schedule of classes and events that inspires and supports aspiring artists, trades people and the community.

Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 2002 as a memorial to artist blacksmith Adam Leventhal, Adam’s Forge encourages students of diverse ages and abilities to express themselves artistically through the medium of metals. We are a cooperative of artist blacksmiths sharing knowledge, a place to work, tools, equipment and camaraderie. Our primary mission is to raise awareness, teach skills, preserve and advance the craft, and broaden and grow the blacksmithing community.  Programs include classes, public demonstrations and exhibitions.

Blacksmithing is a craft with a history going back to the Iron Age. It has been practiced through millennia for various practical purposes and purely as art in many cultures around the world.  Many of us learn more easily and retain knowledge more thoroughly when lessons are coupled with physical activity. For instance the force of a hammer blow transferred to the deformation of hot steel is a dynamic tutorial in physics. Forging a nail can give a student a visceral understanding of how people lived during a different era. Team striking is a powerful validation of the value of cooperation.