Blacksmith: Make your Own Magic Wand
Back by popular demand!
Ryan Leis returns, with his heat, hammers and anvils, to teach us the age old techniques of the blacksmith. In this two hour workshop, you will create your own uniquely styled wand with crystal accents worthy of an epic name or magical undertaking!
The blending of magic and intention is an essential part to creating success. Making your own tools from fire, steel, crystals and your own sweat equity creates a implement of intense power and focus that could become a special element of your craft.
Facilitator: Ryan Leis, is a gifted blacksmith, historian and teacher. He puts his students at ease with his sense of humour and chill vibe. He is an expert in his field and has been a blacksmith and prop maker for over a decade. Ryan’s love of his craft has led him in many directions including co-starring in the Canadian Reality TV show Metal Masters (2014) and making full suits of armour for historically accurate reenactments. He has a comprehensive list of metal works including practical swords & knives, ritual tools, armouring and jewelry. Seven years ago he began teaching blacksmithing in small private workshops. He loves helping people create powerful items of personal significance. Check out his website at www.qdscrapworks.com
Join us for this 2 hour workshop where you will make your own mild steel wand with an accent crystal. You will learn techniques to shape, twist, hammer, and decorate each piece to create your own personal magical instrument. Copper and bronze wire will be available to add decoration and secure the crystal.
Each workshop is limited to three (3) participants. Participants must be 14 years of age or older to attend on their own or a parent for those 14-17 must be in attendance at all times and sign the waiver on behalf of the minor child. No exceptions will be made.
This event will happen outdoors. Currently there are no COVID restrictions in place. However, should this change, we will adhere to COVID restrictions set in place by Hamilton Public Health on the dates of the workshop.
If a participant arrives and has any signs of COVID symptoms, including but not limited to cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose or anything that might indicate that the participant may have COVID 19, the participant will not be allowed to attend and their workshop cost ($80 not including processing fees) will be refunded within 7 days.
Should there be a lockdown, change in allowable limits for outdoor gatherings or any disruption resulting from the pandemic, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop. Notification will be sent by email. Workshop fees ($80) will be returned in full within 7 days of the cancellation notification as per the ticketers agreement. (Eventbrite or other processing fees may not be refundable). This workshop will not be rescheduled.