Cost: $30 members; $35 not-yet-members (all materials, gallery admission, continental breakfast, lunch, and parking validation included)


During this workshop, learn about Renaissance knights and the decoration, function, making, and meaning of their arms and armor. After a tour of Knights in Armor, participants will discuss the exhibition and curriculum connections while participating in an art-making activity.

Then, the workshop will move to The Forge Nashville where makers Duncan Stephenson and Erin Hewgley will provide an overview of the history of metalworking and demonstrate how to forge a spear.  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

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 with professional equipment and classes, affordable work spaces, scholarships, and public and private events.


Image: Northern German. Close helmet, ca. 1550. Steel, 11 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. Collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy


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