Forge: Ironhorse Forge
Description:Long-time friends and University of Kentucky alumni Chris Casey and Tony Higdon describe how they founded Ironhorse Forge in Lexington to create one-of-a-kind functional iron pieces and sculpture. Casey demonstrates some of the techniques used at Ironhorse, which combine new technology with ancient methods to create high-quality metal furnishings and architectural elements.
- Use to spark a discussion about the artists methods and intentions as well as the creative process in general. Have students create art based on the video and your discussion.
- Use in conjunction with a discussion of the functional versus expressive purposes of art.
- Use to trace the evolution of an ancient art form into a contemporary art form.
- Use as part of a careers in the arts unit or as an introductory activity before an artist-in-residence visits your classroom.
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