About the Artist:

Brennan Hubbell takes an expansive knowledge of diverse materials and understanding of context to tell a story about what it means to be creative and alive in current times. This understand shows up in his large public sculptures in places such as “Tree Pose” in South Park, San Diego, and “Yoga Tree” in Solana Beach, CA., which are made out of a mixture of cement and styrofoam. The experimentation of materials and technique which Brennan employs comes from the broad exposure to art, and artists and the art world of his youth. The renowned and prolific artist James Hubbell is his father. When Brennan entered Saint Olaf College chemistry was his path but the liberal arts ethos of Saint Olaf had its influence. Creative writing and Art classes became a place for Brennan to synthesize diverse fields. His understanding of context and setting can be seen in his designs at the Manzanita Gathering Place in City Heights, CA,; High Tide Park at Kimbol Park in National City CA; and “The Back Lot” at ARTS, National City. Brennan Hubbell was awarded the 2013 San Diego Art Prize as emerging artist. He shows work at the Athenaeum Library, the Contemporary Art Fair and Sparks Gallery in San Diego and teaches art making workshops for children and adults.

Brennan teaches:

12/9/23 Blacksmithing and Metal Art


Come visit Ilan-Lael in this unique opportunity to learn blacksmithing and metal art from Artist, Brennan Hubbell –  Detailed Description Below

Saturday December 9th, 2023

Location: Ilan-Lael Center, Julian, CA
Time:12:00pm – 4 pm
Cost: $240
Instructor: Brennan Hubbell, Artist – HubbellCraft.com

Artist Brennan Hubbell is now teaching introductory classes to blacksmithing and metal art. In this class you will learn to heat, bend and manipulate iron in Hubbell Studios, the studio James Hubbell has been creating his iconic art for over 60 years. Students will have the opportunity to create a candle holder or similar sized object. No prior experience necessary but requires physically demanding movements and lifting of heavy objects.
4 hours of personal instruction Protective eyewear and gloves provided. Sturdy shoes and clothing necessary, jeans, leather and natural materials are best, no polyester or synthetics.  

  • All tools and materials will be provided
  • You will be asked to sign a waiver of Liability
  • For ages 13+

Cancellation/ Refund policy:

Workshops reservations can be cancelled with a full refund up to 14 days prior to workshop date. If less than 14 days the workshop credit is non-transferrable and non-refundable.

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