About Forgeron Studios
Thad Smith is an artist and educator based in San Jose, CA. He specializes in creating, creativity workshops, portfolio development, and expanding artistic development in youth.
He has worked at of one of California's top ranked high schools for more than ten years and helped hundreds pursue their creative careers, develop their passions, and earn spots in the top post-secondary art programs in the country.
Thad's personal work centers around the idea of adventure and combinations of imagery that tend towards the humorous.
After two decades of creative work and three years of drawing in his sketchbook on a daily basis, Thad is a firm believer in the Chuck Close Quote, "Inspiration is for amateurs - the rest of us just show up and get to work."