All incoming students must take Blacksmithing 101 or Blacksmithing 101-Paired prior to attending Basic 1: Beginning Blacksmithing.  All Blacksmithing students must be members of the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum to participate in classes. 

Blacksmithing 101 ~ Pre-Registration and Payment Required before attending first class.  Museum Membership Required.

Students will learn to light and work with a coal forge to heat metal and use hammers and other tools to forge, bend and twist metal into desired shapes.  Students will work on three projects (one each month) including their first pair of blacksmith tongs. A limited class size and low student:teacher ratio ensures plenty of coaching as you learn.

Students must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Natural fiber clothing only.

Students should being comfortable eye protection and a 24-40 oz. wood-handled hammer (ball peen or the Craftsman/Vaughn blacksmith hammer - NO claw hammers!) Hearing protection, leather apron, and drinking water are recommended. 

***Class meets Saturday at 9 a.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. depending on session you choose to enroll in for ONLY three consecutive months.  For session details please click on registration buttons above.  Class sizes are limited and if sessions are full they will be removed from catalog. 

Blacksmithing 101 ~ Youth: Pre-Registration and Payment Required before attending first class.  Museum Membership Required. ... Registration for this class must be done by Calling Megan on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday to Sign up. (760) 941-1791

Session Three:

     August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd

Minors (Ages 10-17) may enroll in this class with an accompanied adult, together they will learn to lite and work with a coal forge to heat metal, use hammers and other tools to forge and bend and twist metal into desired shapes. Students will complete three project including their first pair of blacksmith tongs.

You will be responsible for your own safety equipment (eye protection, ear protection,  protective natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes)

You must also bring your own class tools: a sledge type hammer with a metal head and wooden handle (2 lbs or less) and leather apron.