INTRODUCTORY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES

Learn to light and work with a coal forge, safely handle hot metal, and use hammers and other tools to forge, bend, and twist metal into desired shapes. Students will complete two projects each. A limited class size and low student:teacher ratio ensures plenty of coaching as you learn. Following completion of the class, students will be able to attend other blacksmithing classes as well as forge their own projects during open forge times.  Please read all requirements before signing up:

  • Registration and payment is required before attending first class as new student space is limited.
  • Adults and youth students must bring and wear their own safety equipment, including eye protection, natural fiber clothing, and closed toe shoes. No shorts or open toe shoes may be worn.
  • Participants must wear impact-rated eye protection at all times while working.
  • Hearing protection, a leather apron, hats, and drinking water are recommended.
  • Hammers and other tools are available for use during class. A personal hammer is not required, but if you wish to use your own hammer, we recommend a wood handled rounding or ball peen hammer between 1-2 pounds
  • Click Here for Hammer ExampleDo not bring a claw hammer.
  • There are no refunds for no shows.


  

BLACKSMITHING 101

  • Must be 18
  • $150.00 - includes Blacksmithing 101 instruction time, coal and steel for projects.
  • Museum Membership and Blacksmithing Guild fee required (available to purchase on class registration form).

Blacksmithing 101 Class - Saturday 2024 Registration

Saturday Sessions - 9am to 3pm

Instructor - Evan Pintzuk 

  • Session B: April 27 & May 25 
  • Session C: July 27 & August 24
  • Session D: October 26 & November 23
Saturday Session 2024 Registration

Sunday Sessions - 9am to 3pm

 Instructors - Andrew Albert & Bodhi Lawes 

  • Session B: April 14 & May 12
  • Session C: July 14 & August 11
  • Session D: October 13 & November 10
 Sunday Session 2024 Registration

Thursday Night Sessions - 4pm to 8:30pm

Instructor – Dave Catchpole 
  • Session B: March 7 & 14
  • Session C: May 2 & 9
  • Session D: July 4 & 11
  • Session E: September 5 & 12
  • Session F: November 7 & 14
Thursday Session 2024 Registration

Youth Paired BLACKSMITHING

  • Minimum age of 10 years old and accompanied student must be over 18
  • $300.00 - includes Blacksmithing 101 instruction time, coal and steel for projects, for youth and accompanying adult.
  • Museum Membership and Blacksmithing Guild fee required (available to purchase on class registration form). 
 

Youth Paired Sunday Sessions- 9 am to 3 pm

Instructors - Chris Branuelas & Guy Carpino

Email [email protected] with any questions.