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Blacksmithing – basic course -  Teacher: Beate frá Kristnesi 

July 28-30  2017  10 hours. kr. 20.000.-
     Participants learn the basics of blacksmithing, the nature of fire, how to care for the fire, use of the anvil and the blacksmith‘s tools.  They find out how to work with glowing iron or steel to create unique pieces and make e.g. hooks, candlesticks, spikes (nails) and various other small items.  Experienced blacksmiths can also practice and recieve guidance from Beate concerning more complicated items.  Beate is an experienced teacher.  She has won many competitions, is the Nordic Champion of Blacksmithing and multiple Icelandic Champion.  She has taught and exhibited widely and operates her own blacksmith workshop at Kristnes in Eyjafjörður.  Price kr. 20.000.-  all material included. 25% discount for children younger than 18 accompanied by adult.  Starts 1 pm, Friday July 28 at The Technical Museum, Seyðisfjörður.

Registration at the bottom of this page or  tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696. 

PRINT AND BOOKART COURSE


Jóhann Ludwig Torfason and Ragnhildur Jóhannsdóttir 

July 28.-30. 2017.   14 hours.  kr. 26.000.-
     Participants become acquainted with various types of print media and produce bookart together.  Letterpress tools and materials will be put to use.  Freestyle printing methods will be applied and students will also be allowed to use old clichés from the museum‘s collection.  Various types of bookbinding will be introduced and a joint bookart piece will be produced from text and/or illustrations chosen by the group in sufficient edition size for all participants.  Price kr. 26.000.-  all material included. 25% discount for children younger than 18 accompanied by adult.  Starts 1 pm, Friday July 28. at The Technical Museum, Seyðisfjörður.

Registration at the bottom of this page or  tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696. 

BASIC COURSE IN METALCASTING


Guðmundur Sigurðsson July 28.-30. 2017 10 hours.  kr. 20.000.-

     Participants learn the basics of metalcasting and making casting moulds.  They will melt metals and cast pieces from tin and bronze.  It is possible for participants to cast replicas of small things they bring themselves (or find).  Guðmundur is an accomplished teacher and supervises the magnificent Blacksmith forge in Akranes Museum.  He has organized the Icelandic Blacksmith Championship Competition for years.  Price  20.000.- krónur all material included. 25% discount for children younger than 18 accompanied by adult.  Starts 1 pm, Friday July 28 at The Technical Museum, Seyðisfjörður.

Registration at the bottom of this page or tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696.

 

KNIFEMAKING

Páll Kristjánsson (Palli the knifemaker) July 28-30 2017 12 hours.  kr. 20.000.-
     Participants leave with a knife that has a new handmade handle and rests in a handmade leather sheath.  Palli the knifemaker has been making beautiful knives for decades and his products are highly valued.  More information about Palli on  his website.  Price kr. 20.000.-  all material included. 25% discount for children younger than 18 accompanied by adult.  Starts 1 pm, Friday July 28 at The Technical Museum, Seyðisfjörður.

Registration here at the bottom of this page, by email: tekmus@tekmus.is or telephone (+354) 4721696.  

MORSE COMMUNICATION – MAKE YOUR OWN MORSE KEY


Jón Þóroddur Jónsson, call sign TF3JA   July 28-30 2017 6 hours.  kr. 3.000.-

     Participants learn about the basics of Morse communication and make their own functioning morse key with sounder.  Fun for all age groups.  Price 3.000. krónur- all material included.  course begins at 1 pm Friday July 28  at The Technical Museum, Seyðisfjörður.
Registration at the bottom of this page or  tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696. 

WHITTLING mini-course 1 (friday)  or 2 (saturday)

Bjarni Þór Kristjánsson July 28 or July 29 2017  4 hours.   kr. 5.000.-
      
Both courses are the same on different days.

      Participants learn the basics of whittling birds from wood, e.g. plover, raven, oystercatcher and redwing. Bjarni will demonstrate how to make swan with the fish-bone method. Open to all.  Price 5,000 kr. Bjarni Þór Kristjánsson was born at Seltjarnarnes 1954 and grew up in an athmosphere of handcrafting.  He has been whittling as long as he can remember. Bjarni teaches in elementary schools and is a popular figure within the arena of traditional handcrafting in Iceland.     Whittling course 1 begins Friday 28 July  at 10 am.  Whittling course 2  begins Saturday 29 july at 1 pm  in The Technical Museum, Seyðisfjörður.

Registration at the bottom of this page or  tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696. 

BLACKSMITH mini-course 1 (Friday) and BLACKSMITH mini-course 2 (Saturday.)


Bjarni Þór Kristjánsson

Both courses are the same but on different days. 

FRIDAY JULY  28.  3 hours or SATURDAY JULY 29. 2017 3 hours.  kr. 6.000.-
          Participants are introduced to the basics of blacksmithing, the nature of fire, how to care for the fire, use of the anvil and the blacksmith‘s tools.  They try working glowing iron or steel and make a few pieces, e.g. hooks and spike (nails). Middle-age viking type forge will be used – bellows and all.  Price 6.000.- krónur. All material included.  All material included.    

Mini-course 1 begins Friday 28 July at 3 pm and Mini-course 2 begins Saturday July 29 July at 9 am. 

Registration at the bottom of this page or  tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696.

 

Sun printing for kids and families.

Zuhaitz Akizu and Jessica Aueri  from Ströndin Studio   - July 28 2017 - 3 hours.  kr. 2.500.-

6 year and up - ages 6-10 should be accompanied by an adult.

     Simple, creative and environmentally friendly way to make prints of anything you can think of with the help of the sun! Photographers from Ströndin Studio will provide you with guidance and materials to sensitize paper and print photographic images in a deep blue color (cyanotypes).  

     Cyanotypes are the oldest photographic printing process and was historically used to make images of plants without the need of a darkroom or dangerous chemicals. This technique is the simplest way of composing and collaging images of collected and handmade objects such as flora, old negatives, paper cut outs and drawings.  All material included. Begins friday 28 july at 2 pm.  Registration at the bottom of this page or  tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696.

Shoot and print - photography workshop.

Zuhaitz Akizu and Jessica Aueri from Ströndin Studio July 29-30  2017 - 12 hours.  kr. 12.000.-

16 years and up.

     In this photography workshop you will turn the world around you into printed photographic images.  With a focus on vintage analog processes, you will have the opportunity to use old school large format film cameras and instant Polaroid cameras.  Practice with digital cameras is also welcome.  You will learn to harvest light and make authentic photographic prints all in one day.  Experienced photographers of Ströndin Studio will help you to capture the atmosphere of the Blacksmith Festival, while guiding you in making beautiful portraits and striking images of the surrounding environment.  Everyone will take home a print.  All material include.  The course begins Saturday 29 July at 10 am at the Technical Museum, Seyðisfjörður.

Registration at the bottom of this page or  tekmus@tekmus.is   or telephone +354 4721696.

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