Blacksmithing 101 Adult Class (Must be 16)
THURSDAY NIGHT CLASSES run FOUR consecutive Thursday Nights every other month (i.e. March 1, 8, 15, 22 is ONE SESSION) from 5pm-8:30PM
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 bring 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.
Please read all requirements before signing up:Museum Membership (not CBA membership), pre-registration and payment is required before attending first class as new student space is limited.
$120.00 includes BS101 instruction time, coal and steel fees.
If you are unable to attend a class due to an emergency you may reschedule once by making prior arrangements with Marie Smith in the Museum office. There will be a $10 rescheduling fee.
There are no refunds for NO SHOWS.
A confirmation email with your class coupons will be emailed to you no later than the Thursday before your first class.
The Thursday Night Classes will be the FOUR CONSECUTIVE Thursdays in a month; however the fourth Thursday will be an open forge. The 101 Students may complete projects or move onto Level 1 Blacksmithing. The Level 101 class will begin at 5PM but Level 1 begins at 4PM, the open forge will end at 8:30PM.