The Upper Yarra Museum Blacksmithing Group
It was set up in early 2013 and is for enthusiasts of metal work, predominantly -Blacksmithing and its branches such as ,Blade Smithing,
Arrow Smithing, Armoury, Metal Art, and Metal Engraving and Inlay work. Classes are held regularly.
The group is headed up by Dietmar Fleckhammer a master blacksmith (retired) with a lifetime experience in metal work and artistic blacksmithing. Ably assisted by Chris Erickson a blade smith and metal engraver with extraordinary ability and talent. Jason Cummins the ’masters’ apprentice’ makes up the third part of the trio that form the foundation of the group.
The aim is to teach and encourage creativity using iron, anvil, fire , and hammer to create beautiful and functional objects.
For all who have completed a basic introductory course, the facility is available on museum open days (conditional). For a small daily fee you can work on your own projects to further your skills in the company of other men and women with varying skill levels and talents.
Classes always include materials, tools safety gear etc. After that however, apart from fuel for the fire, all materials and consumables for your projects are your own responsibility. It is also a condition that suitable public conduct always be exercised as the workshop forms part of the museums working exhibition.
For further details please contact Dietmar on 0417263631
Laurel wreath making Workshop at Upper Yarra Museum
Primary students in the Upper Yarra.
Schools Anzac Day Service, Upper Yarra RSL, 8th May 2013
Construct a traditional laurel wreath to be laid at the Children’s Ceremony.
Make rosemary and red poppy pins
Label a small balsa wood cross commemorating a family member
Book School trips to the Museum any Wednedsay.
Upper Yarra for kids – big and small
Grades 5 & 6
History Hunts and back yard traditional games
Grades 3 & 4
Toys on Parade and Traditional games
Grades Prep, 1 & 2
Peek a Boo along the platform and Upper Yarra Goodies and Badies
Kinder and Preschool
Lots of Little Aussie creatures and Cow bell walks
Bookings for Wednesday
Ring : 0427 707 730