Moving Metal: Basic Forging, Fold-forming, Inflated Forms, and Sculpture (P23)

Instructor: Sabrina Fadial


This intensive sculptural sheet-forming class will span two consecutive weekends! On the first weekend you'll learn basic forging, fold-forming and inflating forms, as you investigate the elasticity of cold and heated steel. Inspired by what you’ve learned, you'll have the intervening week to think, generate ideas, draw, and make paper models at home. On the second weekend you'll have the opportunity to utilize the skills learned the previous week, to create your new design in steel. Welding experience not required, but helpful. This class meets in-person in AVA's Sculpture Building over two weekends. $85 materials fee applied at check-out.


Sabrina Fadial is an artist who works in a variety of materials focusing on fiber and metal. Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, and Ruth Asawa have influenced her work. Fadial attended the Pre-College Architecture Program at Carnegie Mellon University, received her BFA in Textile Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a sculptor, she strives to document the beauty of what is endangered or commodified. Much of her work is inspired by nature and women. She creates abstract organic forms using both steel and fiber. For the past thirty years, her work has been shown extensively in galleries across the US and is part of numerous private collections. Fadial currently runs Stevens Branch Studios, a creative incubation space in South Barre, VT. In addition to her art practice, she is on the Architecture faculty at Norwich University.