This class covers the basics of blacksmithing with a simple, fun project. Makers learn essential skills like hammer control, tapering, bending and twisting as well as key safety items like how to avoid burning yourself, branding your friends or hitting yourself with blunt objects. You will leave with whatever metal you have beaten into submission. After you complete this class, you can join us at the "supervised practice sessions" and work on anything you can dream up, with help from experienced smiths.
Sign off: Blacksmith Safety
Prerequisite: NL Green Orientation (GO) class, age 16 to adult
NOTE: You may take without GO if you only want to try blacksmithing and will not be returning for the practice sessions.
Minors under 16 may not take the class
Minors 16-17: May take the class, but parents must remain in the lab and available in case needed or in an emergency.
FREE for audience and observers!! Just stop by. This is a great time to listen and learn if you would like to try it at a future event. Or come by to see the awesomeness.
READ-->REQUIRED to BRING/SAFETY. There are lots of sparks. So, you MUST wear Non-synthetic clothes, including leather shoes and long pants are a must. Long sleeve shirts are not necessary, but no shorts. Bring your own or borrow our safety glasses. This is outdoor event, please dress appropriately for the weather.
We reserve the right to ask any participant to leave if we feel they are compromising safety or disturbing the class.
**Refunds are not available if you arrive at the class without the prerequisites and safety compliance. Refunds require 48 hours advance notice and you must cancel your RSVP so the seat can be reused.