Please note, cloth face masks should not be worn while working at the forge; face shields will be provided to students. Work stations will be spaced to maintain at least 6ft of distance between members of different households.

Fall 2020 Class Schedule:
Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
Thursdays, October 8 – November 12, 4:00-6:30pm 
Wednesdays, September 9 – October 14, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm; registration closed
Saturdays, September 12 – October 17, 10am – 12:30pm; registration closed

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. Price: $270/Troy Historical Society Member; $320/Non-member.

Click here to register for Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
(Thursdays 10/8-11/12)

Anvil Time
Weekend and weekday (morning, afternoon and evening) classes are forming. Please contact the Village at 248-524-3570 or for current availability. Hone your basic blacksmithing skills by working on a project of your choice. Come to the shop prepared to
discuss your ideas for a project.

Ages 12 & up. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Level 1. Price:
$150/Troy Historical Society Member; $190/Non-member.

Click here to pay for Anvil Time you have arranged with our Blacksmith.

NEW! Family Blacksmithing Class
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. Group Price: $220/class (Troy Historical Society members) or $270/class (Non-members). Note that pricing for Family Blacksmithing is per class, not per student!

Click here to inquire about Family Blacksmithing

Basic Blacksmithing Level 2 – SOLD OUT
Wednesdays October 21 – November 25, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Learn the technique of shouldering and take on the challenge of creating mechanical movement with mating parts as you make your own blacksmithing tongs during this six-week course. Focus will be on
developing consistency and control in various hammering techniques, as well as a better understanding of the relationship between anvil, metal and hammer.

Ages 12 & up.
Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Level 1.

Price: $270/Troy Historical Society Member;

Register here for Basic Blacksmithing Level 2

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