Presented by The Forge Nashville (formerly Fort Houston) 

$50 members; $65 not-yet-members (all supplies, gallery admission, and parking validation included) 
Ages 18+ only. Space is limited. All skill levels are welcome. 


Join the Frist Art Museum and The Forge Nashville for an exploration of metalworking inspired by Knights in Armor. The day will begin with a tour of the exhibition at the Frist Art Museum. Then, we will meet at The Forge Nashville to learn more about metalworking during an interactive demonstration led by makers Duncan Stephenson and JB Williford. After an overview of the history of metalworking and metalworking processes and a demonstration of forging a spear, participants can try their hand at hammering some red-hot metal.

Participants should wear long sleeves and pants, natural-fiber clothing, and closed-toed shoes (preferably boots, no sneakers). No polyester or workout gear.  


About The Forge Nashville

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Founded in 2012, The Forge Nashville (formerly Fort Houston Artisan Support Project) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in a 23,000-square-foot facility in the Railyard District near the Cumberland River. The Forge Nashville offers maker space, shops, a gallery, artist studios, and office space geared specifically toward the artisans and creatives of Nashville. No matter your creative medium, you can find resources and a vibrant community at The Forge Nashville. They support artists by offering access to professional equipment and classes, affordable work space, scholarships, and public and private events.


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