Blacksmithing Classes at the Village!

Learn the art of blacksmithing in our Village Wagon Shop. Working under the guidance of Resident Metalsmith Rose Weiss, students practice 19th-century forging techniques to create unique works of art. Space is extremely limited; advance registration required.  

Call 248-524-3570 or stop into the Village to sign up.
Classes offered April – November.

Not a THS member? Save money on Blacksmithing classes and other programs when you join

For class times and dates, click on our Events tab. 

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Blacksmithing: Partner Project
Wednesdays August 14, 21 & 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn 4 basic hand forging techniques as you discover the world of traditional blacksmithing inside our 19th-century Wagon Shop. Working with your partner (this could be your child, significant other, friend, co-worker, whomever you sign up to take the class with!), you will forge your own fun and useful kitchen utensil to take home by the end of this three-class series.

Class is appropriate for ages 12 to adult. No prerequisite or previous blacksmithing experience required. This is a great class for those who are interested in giving blacksmithing a try without committing to our 6-week Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 class, or who have taken classes before and wish to share the art of metalworking with a friend.

Price:
Two Troy Historical Society Members: $200 total
Two Non-Members: $240 total

Not available for August classes? Partner Project Blacksmithing will run again in November.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
Wednesdays September 11 – October 16, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Experience the art of blacksmithing as it was practiced in the late 1850s with this six-week introductory course. Learn how to work at an anvil, operate a forge and tend to a coke fire. Discover how malleable iron can be as you make your own hand trowel while learning 11 basic hand-forging techniques. Ages 12 & up. No prerequisite.

Price: Troy Historical Society Members: $270
Non-members: $320

Price includes all materials and 15 hours of instruction.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 2
Thursdays September 12 – October 17, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Build on skills learned in Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 to forge your own pair of blacksmithing tongs! This six-week course teaches you the technique of shouldering, as you take on the challenge of creating mechanical movement with mating parts. Ages 12 & up. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Level 1.

Price: Troy Historical Society Members: $270
Non-members: $320

Price includes all materials and 15 hours of instruction.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
Saturdays September 14 – October 19, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Experience the art of blacksmithing as it was practiced in the late 1850s with this six-week introductory course. Learn how to work at an anvil, operate a forge and tend to a coke fire. Discover how malleable iron can be as you make your own hand trowel while learning 11 basic hand-forging techniques. Ages 12 & up. No prerequisite.

Price: Troy Historical Society Members: $270
Non-members: $320

Price includes all materials and 15 hours of instruction

Anvil Time Blacksmithing
Weekend and weekday, morning, afternoon and evening classes forming.  Please contact the Village at 248-524-3570 for the current schedule and availability.

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.

Price:  THS Members: $150/student
Non-members: $190/student.

Includes 8 hours of supervised shop time, some materials may be extra.

 

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