CLASSES 2020

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

elmodiaz@hotmail.com

49 Responses to CLASSES 2020

  1. The classes this weekend were the most fun I have had in years. I really appreciated your attention to safety. On behalf of my son, Jake, thank you.

  2. Chase Erickson says:

    Hello. I would be interested in taking classes however working shift work and being in the militairy somewhat hinders my ability to take them. Is their any way I could work around that?

  3. Hi Case, send me your contact info and a good time to call. Thanks Elmo
    Elmodiaz@hotmail.com

  4. pattiekat says:

    I’m interested in the basic blacksmithing class and blade class for my husband. What are the meeting times for the classes, is it an all day workshop? Also, how much does it cost and what tools are required?

    Thank you so much,
    Pattie

  5. Mike Bailey says:

    would I need to take the basic class and tool class before I take the blade class?

  6. Mike Bailey says:

    Also, is the basic class for adults?

  7. Ian Tyler says:

    I have taken the basic class and had some one-on-one instruction. Elmo is a great instructor and it is a lot of fun! I would highly recommend taking one of his classes!

    Ian

  8. Donald Smith says:

    Hey where are classes held I live in Omaha Nebraska are you close? And do you do payment plans?

  9. Tina Sondgeroth says:

    Would love to bring my son up to see what blacksmithing is about. He is 13. Is your November 11/12 class available for this year? If so, how can I get him registered?

  10. Philip Simpson says:

    How much are the blade classes?

  11. Trinity Jensen says:

    Is there a minimum age for class? My son will be 16 on July 4. He has taken a basic wielding class and is interested in pursuing a career in wielding and blacksmithing. We would be interested in your basic class scheduled for the end of July.

  12. Jake Wild says:

    I don’t get off work until 5:30 then have a previously scheduled event until 7:15 ish but I was interested in taking your basic class.

  13. Nicole Dempsey says:

    Is there an age requirement? Our son would really like to attend it with his dad?

  14. Kari Casady says:

    Do you have openings in the basic classes in October 2017?

  15. David lane says:

    I’m interested in blacksmithing and was wondering what all it takes to start. I’ve been watching Alec Steele on YouTube and he’s the person who’s gotten me interested in it. So I’d like to know more if possible. Thank you.

  16. Jeff Swope says:

    Wanting classes in knife making and basics in in forging

  17. Kayla says:

    Hello are you guys located in Omaha or lincoln?

  18. Kasey Richards says:

    Is it $300 a person or for 2 people

  19. Derik Howe says:

    I am attempting to find someone to apprentice under to start a smithy where Marines can go and learn the trade for free as therapy for PTSD. I am highly interested in the classes you offer, however, if there are any more individuals able to take on an apprentice that accept the post 9-11 GI bill so that I may confidently teach those individuals in need I would be very grateful.

    Thank you for your time
    Howe Derik C.

  20. Chloe Pham says:

    Hi, this is kinda last minute but is this weekend’s classes still available? If not, could I request a one on one class? I want to take a blade class but after December 2nd I won’t be able to travel.

  21. Chloe Pham says:

    Could I take the October blade class without a basic class? I won’t be able to go to any other blade class, thanks

  22. Angela says:

    Do you have any other Damascus classes sooner then the one for Nov 2019? I was looking for a Christmas present for my husband and he wants to take your Damascus class.

  23. Amy Epps Rolle says:

    On behalf of the Country Bumpkins 4-H Club, YOU ROCK!! The kids (and parents!!) loved the field trip and small class that you held for us. Kathy – your candles were beautiful – thank you for showing us how you make them. We can’t wait to come back and have another class with you!!

  24. Jeremy says:

    Hi I am interested in taking ur class but I live a few hours from Omaha is there a place close by I could pitch a tent while attending the class thanks

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s