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.

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

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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

Basic Blacksmithing Level 3
Thursdays October 31 – November 21, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This four-week class builds on the skills you learned in Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 and Level 2 classes to introduce forge welding, plus techniques such as drifting, hot cutting, and bending. Ages 12 & up. Prerequisite: Basic Blacksmithing Levels 1 & 2.

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

Price includes all materials and 10 hours of instruction.

Registration: call 248-524-3570 or visit our Village Store during regular hours.

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

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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