Sheet Metal Shaping

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: ME051618BW
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

If you would prefer to register and pay off-line, please call (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

To change or cancel your registration, please call (206) 842-4475 or email at least four (4) days prior to the class/event start date in order to receive a refund.
Registration is closed

This is a continuing class designed to give participants exposure and practice in shaping sheet metal into compound curved forms. This class is designed so that you can start the class sequence at any point or continue beyond previous lessons. Applications are in art and fabrication. You can even make a bowl.

This class is intended to teach you the skills needed to form compound curves in sheet metal. We will start with hand tools such as hammers and dollies and shot bag to get a hands-on feel for what it takes to shape metal. Then we will progress to the English wheel, the shrinker/stretcher and the pneumatic planishing hammer. There will be time allowed to work on your personal shaping project.

Small class size of 4 creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring. Students will work in teams of two.  

This class has been extended to 2 hours.  The cost is $38 for members and $45 for non-members.

There is a materials fee of $10 that will be added to the class tuition when you register.

This offering is unique in that participants can start at any point in the class cycle and develop their skills at their own pace. More classes will be posted in the future.

Check out Bill Wentworth's website at:

Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

Minimum class size is 2. If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

Instructor Bio: Bill Wentworth studied sculpture and industrial design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, and at San Jose State College, San Jose CA. He became interested in metal work at a young age, and became fascinated by the handiwork that went into the custom-made bodies of Italian and British racing cars. As an adult, he studied drafting and the machine trade, which led to a to starting and operating a company that specialized in architectural metal fabrication. He began his career as artist after moving to Poulsbo in 2004, and opened a studio – Sterling Design – in Poulsbo, Washington. He finds that his attention is repeatedly drawn to the natural architecture of plants, a theme which often shows up in his abstract sculpture. You can see some of Bill’s work at

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