Our “Hard Space” is designed for dirty work from metal/wood working to pottery, and everything in between.
Our “Soft Space” is designed for socializing, collaboration, entertainment, clean-work, and more.
The patio area and soft space are the perfect mix for a relaxed environment, promoting positive energy and community spirit.
115 W. Lewis St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
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Have you ever wanted to smash a car with a sledgehammer? This is your chance. Greensboro’s community workshop, The Forge, was given a car that would cost more to fix than it was worth. They decided to sell all the salvageable parts, then hold two events to give the public the chance to smash the car. The Car Smash is to celebrate The Forge’s first anniversary; the sale of the salvageable parts will help fund an expansion plan and highlights The Forge’s “trash to treasure” mantra. The first part of the trash-to-treasure project will be the Car Smash. The first Car Smash will be on July 4 as part of a city Independence Day celebration at 120 Barnhardt Street in Greensboro.
The second Car Smash will be July 16 during the City Market at the same location. For just one dollar, you can hit the car with a regular hammer; for five dollars, a bat; for ten dollars, a sledge hammer. For twenty dollars, you can take a swing with the Thorminator, a “giant space-age Forged technology, specially made for this event,” according to Forge Community Developer Joel Leonard. After the car is smashed, for the Transformation phase of the Trash to Treasure project, The Forge will recruit teams of local artists to take parts from the mangled car and use Forge equipment to turn them into unique everyday items. The project will raise awareness of the importance of repurposing things instead of throwing them away. During the National Folk Festival from September 11 to 13, The Forge will exhibit a showcase of the artists’ work from this project. This is “a multi-phase process converting trash into multiple treasures,” says Leonard. “It’ll be a fun, creative way to raise money and help the community relieve stress!” The Forge is helping transform not only cars, but area skills, businesses, and our community.
Lu is originally from Guiyang, Guizhou, Southwest China and began her schooling in Beijing for Public Finance at CUEB where she received a BA. Her move to the United States was prompted in 2009 after she accidentally enrolled in a sculpture class through an international program. She recently received her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Lu’s work, predominantly sculpture and performance art, focuses on renewing the perception of the mundane. We are excited to host Lu through August. During this time, Lu will give an artist talk.
To see Lu’s work, check out her website: luxuartist.com
Sewing class sign-up is live at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sewing-class-tickets-16881205139
There are only 10 slots available, so don’t wait!
Hosted By: Zhaolong
Description: This class will give participants hands-on experience in creating filled chocolates made to a custom shape with food safe silicone. This class will also teach participants how to make a two-part mold, and show the advantages and disadvantages of using a glove-mold so that participants will gain insight and wisdom into mold selection. There is a size limit on the object or object part that will be cast– it must fit within a 1″ wide cube. This class is not suitable for those with chocolate or peanut butter allergies. LAST CHANCE to catch this awesome class, it will not be offered again until 2016!
Dates: May 9, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Class Cost: This class includes a materials fee and costs $5 for members and $20 for non-members.
Restrictions: Maximum 25 persons. Children must have adult supervision.
Safety Notices: A) Peanut butter will be present. Peanut butter MAY OR MAY NOT CONTAIN PEANUTS. B) The Microwave chocolate is a hot liquid and can cause burns if instructions are not followed.C) Chocolate can cause diabetes if consumed in excess.
Safety Equipment Required: No safety equipment required
Equipment Required: None. All equipment will be provided by the event host.
Bill of Materials: If a participant would like to bring an object to cast, they may do so. The part of the object that can be molded will have to fit within a 1″ x 1″ x 1″ space. The host will provide: oil-based sulfur-free clay, clay-shaping tools, Candiquik Microwave-Melt Chocolate, peanut butter and other fillers, Equinox 38 Food Safe Silicone Putty, mold-shaping tools, mold boxes.