Learn the ancient art of working hot metal on the anvil! We taper, split, twist and punch steel to create art, jewelry, and functional tools. Come have fun and try your hand at the time-honored craft of blacksmithing. Learn all you need to begin manipulating and moving iron in true Maker fashion.
Our Blacksmithing Shop
Blacksmithing classes work as a lab, fostering individual attention to each participant. We offer several course levels: Basics, Immersion & OPEN Forge. Blacksmithing Basics or Immersion is a prerequisite for attending our OPEN Forge.
Blacksmithing Immersion 8-month program, 1 weekend-a-month
Prerequisite: none Immerse yourself in the craft and folklore of blacksmithing 1-weekend a month. Apprentice by the forge with our expert Blacksmiths from foundational to intermediate techniques. Learn shop safety and the craft of bending metal with fire, hammer and anvil. Learn More
Blacksmithing Basics Choose 1-day (Weekends, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) or 4-evenings (Weekdays, 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM)
Prerequisite: none We train specific techniques of working metal: taper, drawing, scrolling, twisting, splitting and more. Proper hammer strokes, stance, forge etiquette, and safety are emphasized during all blacksmithing classes. Learn More
OPEN Forge Fridays (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Prerequisite: Blacksmithing Basics or Immersion Grade 6 to Adult on Thursdays. Come together as a blacksmithing community. With a minimal materials fee and forge fee, you use our blacksmithing shop to work on your own projects. Learn More