Have you ever wanted the opportunity to shape glowing hot metal with the strike of a hammer? Have you ever wanted to make decorative metal items or tools and lacked the equipment and skills? Finally here is your chance.
This class has been designed to teach the basics of blacksmithing. The class material will allow you safely begin learning about blacksmithing tools, techniques and materials. The skills and education provided will be a starting point for you to continue your education into the subject. The class can be taken repeatedly, learning new skills and techniques that build on previously learned material. This class will certify a student in the use of Site 3’s blacksmithing equipment.
Students will create several items through their progression: a J hook, a small decorative leaf, a sturdy coat hook and other items. Each item created will give beginners the skills and confidence to move onto more challenging projects. Upon completion of this class, a certified Site 3 member will be able to use the blacksmithing equipment at Site 3 freely, providing their own material and consumables.
There are no prerequisites for this class however, the environment is HOT and loud. The project is manual labour intensive. The class runs 4 hours with a 30 minute break. Some level of stamina will be required. Closed toe shoes (leather work boots recommended), Cotton Shirt, and Jeans are recommended. Hand and Eye protection will be provided. NO SYNTHETIC FIBRES, NO LOOSE HAIR OR CLOTHING! FACE MASKS ARE OPTIONAL BUT RECOMMENDED. IF YOU REQUIRE ACCOMMODATIONS, CONTACT [email protected] BEFORE PURCHASING YOUR TICKET. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HOST YOU.
DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND OF THIS CLASS, REFUNDS WILL ONLY BE GIVEN IF YOU EMAIL [email protected] WITH MORE THAN 72 HOURS REMAINING UNTIL THE CLASS. ALL OTHER REQUESTS WILL BE DEALT WITH AT THE INSTRUCTORS DISCRETION.