Introduction to Blacksmithing

All Levels

Ages 18+

This course introduces the fundamental principles of Blacksmithing materials, tools, and techniques. Students will explore the essential skills necessary to hand-forged metal, such as hammer control, material handling, tapering, twisting, cutting, punching, and the like. Metal can be manipulated as a plastic material and offers enormous possibilities from traditional to contemporary designs. In this class we will explore these possibilities and expand on your creative vocabulary. This class is intended for beginners and requires no prior experience. Projects will be designed to help students develop enough proficiency to become self-directed in their designs and production.

*Please wear closed toed shoes or boots/safety toe shoes to class and non-flammable clothing. This class meets outdoors so dress accordingly. Blacksmithing can be physically demanding. It is highly recommended that you hydrate and eat a light snack before the class/workshop. There is a break worked into the class--Please bring a refillable water bottle/cup and a snack.

5080 Blacksmithing Yard

$213 | Members Tuition

$250 | Non-Members Tuition

$65 | Studio Fee (applied at checkout)

Instructor: Kim Stahl

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