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July 2017
$400

Weeklong Iron Intensives 2017

Monday, July 24th @ 8:00 am - Saturday, July 29th @ 8:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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Rivers of Steel Arts (Rosa) is seeking participants for a week long iron-casting workshop at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark. This workshop is perfect for iron enthusiasts looking for extended working time on site or those with limited prior experience looking to hone their existing skills.  All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate! The workshop features extended shop time on site and in-depth instruction and/or assistance catered to the needs of each individual.  Participants will have the…

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$250

Foundry 1 2017

Wednesday, July 26th @ 4:00 pm - Friday, July 28th @ 7:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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Explore the basics of foundry work with an overview of the iron casting process step by step. This class introduces foundry processes, including plasteline and wax pattern-working, sand molds and metal casting. The course results in your own work cast in solid iron. (Note) All items created during this workshop will be cast during the next scheduled pour on July 29th during which time you can come back to see your work cast! GET TICKETS HERE

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$120

3-HOUR METAL TASTERS 2017

Thursday, July 27th @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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This Metal Taster is great way to explore the metal casting process and get your feet wet. Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art. Have an itch to just try something new without too much commitment. This class is for you! At the conclusion of each workshop every participant will leave with his or her own unique idea professionally cast in solid aluminum! Register online HERE

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$50

Photo Safari 2017

Sunday, July 30th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 10:00am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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Throughout its existence the art of photography has been linked to western technological growth and industrialization. What better place to explore your own photographic vision than The Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark.  The Carrie Furnaces were the heart and soul of U.S. Steel’s Homestead Works during most of the twentieth century and remain the only examples of pre-World War II furnace technology in existence today.  The former industrial site is now the setting for photo safaris appropriate for both novice…

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August 2017

Off Camera Flash at the Furnace!

Sunday, August 6th @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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Experience this exclusive opportunity to learn while shooting in the one-of- a-kind classroom of the Carrie Furnace. Photographer Louis Stein will guide a three hour workshop on using off-camera flash to create dramatic images in the unique environment of the Furnace. Participants will be given an overview of the basics of off-camera flash photography, guided through examples of OCF techniques, and receive hands-on time to shoot for themselves. Flash equipment will be provided; bring your camera* and a willingness to…

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$19

Iron Garden Tours

Saturday, August 12th @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 11:00am

One event on Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 11:00am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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Tour the Iron Garden with Botanist Ann Johnson to discuss ecological growth at the Carrie Furnaces! Tours focus on the diverse, successional plant communities on site and how human history shapes our urban environments. Groups large and small can be accommodated. Dr. Anna Johnson is an ecological researcher at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on urban ecologies. "The Iron Garden: History and ecology of the Carrie Furnaces" by Dr. Anna Johnson, ecological researcher at the University of Pittsburgh,…

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$30

Urban Art Tours 2017

Sunday, August 13th @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 at 10:00am

One event on Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 10:00am

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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Learn about the underground culture of graffiti, its history and how it continues to evolve today as an art form. Led by Shane Pilster of 82 Concepts, the tours will walk you through the entire site, highlighting works while encouraging open discussion about graffiti as a whole. The workshops give our guests a hands on experience with design, letter form, specific techniques, and painting with aerosol. Guests also get to paint on the specified areas next to some graffiti pieces…

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$120

3-HOUR METAL TASTERS 2017

Thursday, August 24th @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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This Metal Taster is great way to explore the metal casting process and get your feet wet. Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art. Have an itch to just try something new without too much commitment. This class is for you! At the conclusion of each workshop every participant will leave with his or her own unique idea professionally cast in solid aluminum! Register online HERE

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IRON IMAGERY: TINTYPES AT CARRIE FURNACES

Saturday, August 26th
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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RoSA is excited to partner with Pittsburgh Filmmakers for this unique workshop experience.  Capture your own image of the Carrie Furnaces on solid METAL! This exciting workshop introduces the historic photographic process of “dry plate” tintypes. Popular during the late 19th century, tintype photographs were originally photographed on enameled iron and sometimes called “Ferrotypes”. Join visiting photo artist Jeffrey Krsul at the furnaces and don’t miss your chance to have your own unique image of the Carrie Furnaces preserved forever!…

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$50

Sunrise Safari 2017

Saturday, August 26th @ 5:45 am - 7:45 am
The Carrie Furnace, Carrie Furnace Blvd
Rankin,PA15104United States
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See the Carrie Furnaces like you have seen them before! Join Rivers of Steel Arts at dawn for a unique sunrise photo safari exploring the Carrie Furnaces in the morning light. Witness the beauty and subtlety of the site as only seen through transition from twilight to dawn and capture your own piece of the drama to take home. The 3-hour photo safaris are led by Ivette Spradlin, a photographer, video artist, and educator. She received her BFA in Photography from the…

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