Tori Rushing has been actively teaching since 1995. She earned a degree in Education from the Community College of the Air Force, and learned to teach professionally while serving her country on active duty. She also has two degrees in Education from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.
She currently teaches the Metalsmithing I and Metalsmithing II classes, the Chainmaille 1 and 2 workshops, the Rails Ring workshop, and works full time in the DSMA Administrative office.
Tori’s focus in teaching is to work hard to make sure her students get the solid foundation needed to move forward to more complex classes and workshops. Her teaching style is straight forward, detail oriented, and meticulous. She is always available to answer student questions and help students accomplish their tasks.
According to her student feedback forms, some of Tori’s strongest teaching attributes are her great patience, calm demeanor, empathy, and her ability to explain a technical procedure in several ways to enhance a student's comprehension. She is also an excellent trouble shooter!
Tori tells her students: “Teaching Metalsmithing is the perfect job for me! I get to beat on metal with hammers, light it on fire with torches, and then turn it into something beautiful! Watching the transformation is pure FUN!!”
Metals II Bracelets by Tori Rushing
Denver School of Metal Arts
Clear Creek Business Center 6810 N. Broadway Unit L Denver, CO 80221 (303) 997-9846