2019 classes are full get signed up for 2020 now. Classes are already filling so call and put your deposit down or buy a Gift Certificut before the class is full.
If hitting a piece of white hot steel with a hammer sounds like fun, this class is for you! Step back in time and witness the once familiar scene of the village blacksmith churning away before a blazing hot fire, showering themselves with pin-point sparks of light with each ping against the anvil. Once a familiar scene the automation of the industrial revolution changed all that.
Now you can have the opportunity to see what being a blacksmith was like, without investing in a shop or equipment. Learn the tools of the trade and their uses. Learn proper hammer control and techniques.
Classes will be held periodically throughout the year, and consist of all day Saturday through late afternoon and all day Sunday. Class size will be limited to six students to provide ample individual attention.
At the end of the class each student goes home with a working knowledge of almost all the processes and techniques that a blacksmith needs, and several functional pieces of art that they have made entirely themselves.
This weekend course is designed for those with an interest in blacksmithing but have no previous experience. We cover the fundamentals as to what is needed to be a blacksmith including safety, tools, resources, and references. 16 + hours of instruction and supervision.
The class schedule for basic blacksmithing classes for 2020. Class dates are filled by calling me and paying a $100. deposit. The cost of the Basic class is $300.00 witch covers all materials and lunch both days. Additional charges for advanced classes based on the cost of materials. Classes are four to six (4-6) students in size and are 9 to 5 both days. You can schedule an out of cycle class for your group but must fill the class. Class dates are subject to change, but we try not to.
If you are not able to make your class date your deposit will be applied to a future class.
Jan 18-19, 2020 Basic Class
Feb 8-9, 2020 Damascus class , must have taken a basic class to qualify
Feb 22-23, 2020 Basic Class
Mar 7-8, 2020 Blade Class , must have taken a basic class to qualify
Mar 14-15, 2020 Metro CC class
Mar 28-29, 2020 Basic class
Apr 4-5, 2020 Flower class,must have taken a basic class to qualify
Apr 18-19, 2020 Basic Class
May 9-10, 2020 Basic class
May 30-31, 2020 Tool Class must have taken a basic class to qualify
May 16-17,2020 PBA spring Conference
June 13-14, 2020 Basic class
June 20-21, 2020 MCC Basic class
June 27-28, 2020 AX/Blade class , must have taken a basic class to qualify
July 2020 unscheduled
Aug 8, 2020 11 annual tool swap meet and BBQ.
Aug 15-16, 2020 Basic Class
Aug 22-23, 2020 Flower class. must have taken a basic class to qualify
Sep 5-6, 2020 Tool Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify
Sep 12-13, 2020 Basic Class
Sep 26-28, 2020 PBA fall Conference,
Oct 3-4, 2020 Metro CC Basic Class
Oct 17-18, 2020 Basic Class
Oct 24-25, 2020 Blade Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify
Nov 7-8, 2020 Basic Class
Nov 14-15, 2020 Damascus class, must have taken a basic class to qualify
Dec 12-13, 2020 Basic Class
Dec 19-20, 2020 Blade CLASS,must have taken a basic class to qualify.
Dates may change due to events beyond my control. A $100 deposit guarantees your spot in the class. Deposits are non refundable but can be moved to another class date if there is enough time to fill your class seat. I will work with you.
Thanks Elmo Diaz, 402-680-9626