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Blacksmithing Basics
1-Day Class

This is 7-hour course is an essential introduction in blacksmithing & metalcraft!

Work hot metal with expert Trackers Blacksmiths & Guides! Taper, split, twist and punch steel to create art and functional tools. By anvil, forge and fire, learn the time-honored art craft of blacksmithing.

What We Teach

This class teaches the foundations of blacksmithing. It covers the principles of tool use, shop safety, craftsmanship, proper form, art, and design. Blacksmithing basics is also an excellent primer to begin developing longer-term blacksmithing and metalcraft skills while working with our expert Blacksmiths.

Choose You Session

You can take Blacksmithing Basics as a 1-day weekend class or take a class with your kiddo! See below for session options.

  • Blacksmith Basic 1-day class (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Family Forge: Blacksmith Basic 1 adult + 1 youth (minimum grade 5), 1-day class (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM). Registration includes adult/youth pair sharing an anvil. No prerequisite. Every youth must be accompanied by an adult.


This class takes place at our private indoor blacksmithing shop in SE Portland. This state-of-the-art facility is one of the largest teaching blacksmithing shops in Oregon. All materials, forge time, and instruction is provided.

Interested in a long-term program? Check out our 8-month Blacksmithing Immersion! From September to April, intensively train in a learning community during monthly weekends.