Blacksmithing Classes
Learn the art of blacksmithing in our historic Wagon Shop. Beginner and intermediate classes are offered in the spring, summer, and fall. Check back here for schedules and class descriptions or join our Blacksmithing email list!

Blacksmithing is a physical art and safety is our number one priority. Students swing hammers, work with hot metal, and move between workstations on a packed dirt floor. For their own safety and that of others, all students must be able to take direction from our instructor. If you have questions about Blacksmithing classes or about accessibility and accommodations, please contact us before registering!

Please note, cloth face masks should not be worn while working at the forge; face shields can be provided to students upon request.

Fall 2022 Classes

Blacksmithing Sampler
Saturday September 10, 10:00-11:30am -SOLD OUT
THS Member: $48 or Non-member: $58
Step alongside the Village forge and discover what it’s like to “make the anvil ring!” Learn 4 basic hand forging techniques while making your own square tapered nail as it was done centuries ago. Ages 10 & up. No prerequisite.
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Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
Wednesdays September 7 – October 12, 6:30-9:00pm -SOLD OUT
Saturdays October 15 – November 19, 10:00am-12:30pm -SOLD OUT
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
Learn 12 basic hand-forging techniques as you make your own trowel during this six-week introductory course focused on the fundamentals of traditional blacksmithing. Learn how to properly swing a hammer, operate a coal forge, and pump a centuries-old bellows. Ages 12 & up. No prerequisite. Participants must be available to attend all 6 sessions.
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Basic Blacksmithing Level 2
Classes are forming now, click here to request a spot!
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
Build on the skills taught in Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 as you forge a pair of tongs! In this six-week course you will learn the technique of shouldering and take on the challenge of creating mechanical movement. Focus will be on developing control and consistency of hammering techniques. Ages 12 & up. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Level 1. Participants must be available to attend all 6 sessions.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 3
Classes are forming now, click here to request a spot!
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
In this six-week course you will design and forge a table trivet. Emphasis will be on developing both physical and visual balance within your trivet. You will learn how to use a spiral jig to make design elements to be woven and connected by lap joints and flush rivets, while creating your own composition. Ages 12 & up. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Levels 1 & 2. Participants must be available to attend all 6 sessions.

Anvil Time
Classes are offered April – November ǀ THS Member: $150 or Non-Member: $190
Hone the skills you acquired in Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 while working on a project of your choice. Students are encouraged to make something that is meaningful to them. You may choose from a variety of projects or create your own. Come to class prepared to discuss your ideas for this 4-week course. Ages 12 to adult. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Level 1.
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Family Blacksmithing Class
Classes are offered April – November ǀ THS Members: $220/group or Non-Members: $270/group
Schedule a private, 2-hour introductory blacksmithing class just for your family or friend group (maximum 4 people). Learn 4 basic hand forging techniques while making your own square tapered nail as it was done centuries ago. No prerequisite. Ages 9 & up. Note that pricing for Family Blacksmithing is per class, not per student! Click here to inquire about Family Blacksmithing.

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