July 9-11, 2015

In this summer folk school workshop, students entering grades 9 through 12 will explore the many ways to manipulate metal. There will be opportunities to carve forms to create cast metal designs as well as time spent in the more traditional work of blacksmithing, heating and hammering metal.

Class Level: Beginner/ Intermediate

Lee McKee has been a metal artist for as long as he can remember. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi School of Fine Arts where he was trained in sculpture with a focus on metal arts. While working with an Art teaching non-profit, Lee became an apprentice of Master Blacksmith James Whatley and after years of work began to help in the teaching of new students. Today Lee is an instructor with the Sons of Vulcan and creates various commissioned pieces for collectors from his studio in Avondale Alabama. Lee is a proud member of the Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America and his work can be seen all over the World in private collections and in many public commissions around the Southeast.