Open House

Spend the morning meeting faculty, students and see our beautiful 125 acre campus! Monday, January 18 9:00am – 12:00pm

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Riddle of Steel

In this course, we will explore the history and practice of metalworking from a hands-on, practical perspective. Working with the experts at Dragon’s Breath Forge, the students will build their repertoire of metalworking skills over the first week, and will individually complete a number of simple, practical household items. During that same week, the students will see a working forge at Old Sturbridge Village to gain a connection to the historical place of metalworking in day-to-day life.

During the second week, students will focus on the more specialized skill of bladesmithing. The students will see examples of larger blades being forged and will complete a small, practical cutting tool of their own. During this week the students will also travel to see the Higgins Armory collection to see examples of the evolution of the arts of blade-smithing and armoring. Students will need to complete a daily journal of their experience including photographs, drawings and/or other media describing their experience and techniques learned. Students will be expected to produce a variety of items demonstrating mastery of metalworking techniques.

 

Welcome to Riddle of Steel!

Welcome to the Official Riddle of Steel Blog!  Today is our first day and is being spent taking care of administrivia. Each night our students are required to submit at least 300 words about their experience that day, along with at least two photos showing the Winterim through their own eyes. We are using google classroom to make it easy for the students to submit assignments while making it simple for the faculty members to keep track of their submissions. 

Here is our schedule for the rest of Winterim:

2/26 Monday - Intro Day
Choose Clothing for week, go over schedule, choose project form and topic, sign up for Google classroom and submit first blog post.

2/27 Tuesday - Dragon’s Breath Forge
8:50 AM Bus - JAC Parking Lot
Wear non-synthetic clothing.
Return by 3:15 PM

2/28 Wednesday - Old Sturbridge Village
8:50 AM BUS JAC Parking Lot
Wear Smart Casual Dress
Bring camera and/or smart phone with camera

3/1 Thursday - Dragon’s Breath Forge
8:50 AM Bus - JAC Parking Lot
Wear non-synthetic clothing.
Return by 3:15 PM

3/2 Friday - Dragon’s Breath Forge
8:50 AM Bus - JAC Parking Lot
Wear non-synthetic clothing.
Return by 3:15 PM

3/3 Saturday - Writing, and Photo Editing Day
9:00 AM - Meet in Library
Wear Smart Casual Dress
Bring computer or iPad

3/5 Monday - Dragon’s Breath Forge
8:50 AM Bus - JAC Parking Lot
Wear non-synthetic clothing.
Return by 3:15 PM

3/6 Tuesday - Dragon’s Breath Forge
8:50 AM Bus - JAC Parking Lot
Wear non-synthetic clothing.
Return by 3:15 PM

3/7 Wednesday - Worcester Art Museum
7:30 AM BUS JAC Parking Lot
Wear very smart casual dress.
2 hour bus ride, bring something entertaining

3/8 Thursday - Dragon’s Breath Forge
8:50 AM Bus - JAC Parking Lot
Wear non-synthetic clothing.
Return by 3:15 PM

3/9 Friday - Dragon’s Breath Forge
8:50 AM Bus - JAC Parking Lot
Wear non-synthetic clothing.
Return by 3:15 PM

3/10 Saturday - Wrap up and Turn-In
9:00 AM - Meet in Library
Wear Smart Casual Dress
Bring computer or iPad

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