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We keep alive the craftsmanship traditions

published: 2018-08-28 14:25, mlan
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Do you have manual skills? If yes, play with blacksmiths, try out glass, or become an aristocrat of manufacture. These are the slogans which invite Warsaw residents to take part in free workshops, which will be conducted by experienced artisans.


We have launched another edition of meetings with craftsmen at the Praga Museum of Warsaw, where you can attend courses in shoe-upper making, smithery, and glass forming. The meetings will be held in September and October, and 60 hours will be devoted for each course. The participants will get an opportunity to learn from experienced artisans in real workshops. The course programmes place emphasis on the practical side of the work, by sharing skills which can soon be forgotten.
The workshop classes are free of charge.

Play with blacksmiths!
During the smithery workshops, the attendees will have an opportunity to learn some rare craftsmanship skills which are part of the profession. They will find out how a blacksmith's furnace looks like, how to beat a rhythm on the anvil, and become acquainted with the techniques of bending metal in the cold and hot, including hand forging.

Try out glass!
If you want to find out how to form glass yourself working over a burner, join our sodium-glass forming classes.

Shoe-upper making workshops
They will be run by an experienced artisan. Boxing shoes, hoof boots, or antique-style sandals – this is all part of his everyday work. He also knows how to make classic Oxford shoes, elegant court shoes, or knee-high boots.

How to apply?
To take part in a selected course, fill in a relevant application form. Forms for individual courses are available on the Praga Museum of Warsaw website.
The workshops will be held from 3 to 8 hours a day, two or three times a week, between 8:00 a.m. and 4 p.m., or between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Workshops run by artisans are part of the project entitled “Revitalisation – a common cause", co-financed from the EU Cohesion Fund under the 2014-2020 Technical Assistance Operational Programme.