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 2019. 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 5-6 2019 Metro CC class
Jan 19-20 2019 Basic Class FULL
Feb 2-3 2019 Private Class FULL
Feb 9-10 2019 Tool class , must have taken a basic class to qualify FULL
Feb 23-24 2019 Basic Class FULL
Mar 2-3 2019 Blade Class , must have taken a basic class to qualify FULL
Mar 9-10 2019 Metro CC class
Mar 23-24 2019 Basic class FULL
Apr 13-14 2019 Basic Class
Apr 27-28 2019 Basic Class
May 4-5 2019 Basic class
May 25-26 2019 Tool Class must have taken a basic class to qualify
May 18-19 PBA spring Conference
June 1-2 2019 Basic class
June 22-23 2019 Basic Class
July 6-7 2019 Basic Class
Aug 10 10th annual tool swap meet and BBQ.
Aug 24-25 2019 Basic Class
Sep 7-8 2019 Tool Class, must have taken a basic class to qualify
Sep 14-15 2019 Basic Class
Sep 21-24 2019 PBA fall Conference,
Oct 5-6 2019 Metro CC Basic Class
Oct 19-29 2019 Basic Class
Oct 26-27 2019 Blade Class
Nov 16-17 2019 Damascus class, must have taken a basic class to qualify
Nov 23-24 2019 Basic Class
Dec 14-15 2019 BLADE CLASS,must have taken a basic class to qualify. FULL
Dec 21-22 2019 Basic Class
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