Blacksmithing Classes

June 24-25, 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Create a shield with your own emblem ready for mock battles.  This is a beginning level course where you will learn techniques such as (but not limited to) building to a template, riveting, bending, texturing and drilling.
Student made shields

Student made shields

 

Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.

Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 2017

9am – 4pm both days
Tuition: $249 for the weekend

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

6/21 – We sold out. Check out the October Shield class.

July 3 – 4, 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students can leave with a complete tool.

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Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.
Monday and Tuesday, July 3-4, 2017
9am – 4pm both days

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.


First Name of Student(s)
Phone – used for cancellation


July 8 – 9, 2017: Blacksmithing: Leaves and Twists

You will make a simple Ivy leaf to a more complex acanthus leaf, plus simple split pineapple and laddered twists. Students will learn how to make decorative implements in steel. Class will culminate with the making of a Russian Rose.
Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.
Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, 2017
9am – 4pm both days
Tuition: $249 for the weekend

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how
to get into our facility on weekends.


Name of Student
Phone in case of cancellation


July 10, 2017: Blacksmithing: Horse & Ram’s Head

Learn how to chase (blacksmithing term) and sculpt a horse’s head and a ram’s head out of steel. This class is appropriate for all ability levels and requires concentration. If time allows, you will be shown how to make the “other” end of your steel into a bottle opener or hook to finish your project.

You will be working closely with hot steel in July. Returning students who are comfortable with lighting a fire can arrive at 9am. New students should arrive by 8.30am for the shop safety and fire management orientation.

 

This is a ONE DAY class.

NEW students: Your safe shop practices and fire management discussion will begin at 8.30am.

RETURNING Students: Please arrive by 9.00am.

Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.

Monday, July 10, 2017

8.30am OR 9am (see above) – 4pm MONDAY ONLY.  This class may run a little long depending on student ability level.

Tuition: $125 for the day

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information.


First Name(s) of Student(s)
Phone – used for cancellation


July 15-16, 2017: Blacksmithing: Hook Rack and CandleStick

Hammer metal to create a candlestick and wall-mounted coat rack in this beginner level weekend course. This is a great technique course to learn beginning blacksmithing. Learn how to do curls, twists, stepping, bevels, drilling, riveting and more.

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Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and basic forging. All safety equipment is supplied.
Saturday and Sunday July 15-16, 2017: 9am – 4pm
Tuition $249

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how to get into our facility on weekends.


Name of Student
Phone – used for cancellation