Classes

Class Application Form

Our mission is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to establish your own forge. In our forge, we focus on two man smithing as this is the proper form.

We like to be adaptable to each student’s needs. Class material and speed of progression is customized to each student during the class. Class dates and times are open and will be scheduled once a class waitlist is full, according to group availability. Once the class is full, we will reach out to you to arrange the date and time of the class.



Prepare for Class Checklist

For the class you need to bring:

  • Steel toed leather boots
  • 100% cotton pants (cotton jeans work)
  • Long sleeve 100% cotton shirt
  • Cotton welding cap
  • Ear plugs
  • Leather apron (optional)


Introduction to Blacksmithing

In this one day educational instruction class you will be initiated to fascinating world of blacksmithing.

The intro class is designed to establish a strong foundation in forge safety, stance, hammer form and control, fire handling, tool and anvil identification, forge layout, and forging protocol. We use coke forges burning at over 3600°F, so students need to be well grounded in proper safety and form to be successful in subsequent classes. Each class is designed to build off the previous class from intro-advanced. Every student starts with this class first dto establish familiarity with forge protocol and procedure. Progression is based on personal skill and learning speed.

$525 per 8hr class on Saturdays. Students can also opt for a 4hr half class at $312.50.

After payment, successful class applicants will receive a roster of available class dates.

 

 

Basic Blacksmithing

In this series of courses you will be taught the fundamentals of the basic blacksmithing techniques. The basic course will allow you to determine your options in blacksmithing.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the introductory class or similar experience is required.

$525 per 8hr class on Saturdays. Students can also opt for a 4hr half class at $312.50.

After payment, successful class applicants will receive a roster of available class dates.



Intermediate Blacksmithing

This series of courses will allow you to reinforce the skills you acquired in the basic courses. By the end of these courses you will have a good understanding of what will be required to start your own forge.

Prerequisites: Success completion of the basic blacksmithing courses or equivalent experience is required.

$525 per 8hr class on Saturdays. Students can also opt for a 4hr half class at $312.50.

After payment, successful class applicants will receive a roster of available class dates.



Advanced Blacksmithing

This is a series of courses that builds on the basic and intermediate courses. It will allow you to apply and refine your new skills to wide range of advanced blacksmithing projects.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Intermediate Blacksmithing or equivalent experience is required.

$525 per 8hr class on Saturdays. Students can also opt for a 4hr half class at $312.50.

After payment, successful class applicants will receive a roster of available class dates.



Professional Blacksmithing

These are a series of workshops for professional blacksmiths who are seeking to upgrade their skills or learn new techniques to apply in their forge. Special workshops with certified German Master Blacksmiths will also be offered.

Pricing and availability to be announced per workshop.



Build your own solid fuel forge workshop

This is a 2 day workshop to teach you about forge designs and theory. You will prepare and fabricate a metal firepot shell, mix and cast a refractory liner, and then cure the firepot for use. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to take home your own working firepot.

This 2 day workshop costs $1650 per student and includes two 8hr days of instruction and forging plus the materials for the firepot.


After payment, successful class applicants will receive a roster of available class dates.