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 or special needs, please contact us before registering!

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

Blacksmithing Sampler
Saturday October 2, 10-11:30 am (SOLD OUT) or Saturday November 13, 10-11:30am
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. This 90-minute class is great for beginners! Ages 10 & up. No prerequisite.
Click here to sign up for November 13 Blacksmithing Sampler

Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 – Weekend Intensive
Saturday October 9 and Sunday October 10, 10am-5pm
THS Member: $375 or Non-member: $410
This intensive two-day workshop immerses you in an old world craft at a modern day pace. Make your own trowel while learning the fundamental processes of traditional blacksmithing. Class covers 12 basic hand-forging techniques. Ages 18 & up. No prerequisite. Participants must be available to attend both sessions.
Click here to sign up for Basic Blacksmithing Level 1-Weekend Intensive

Basic Blacksmithing Level 2
Saturdays August 21 – September 25, 10:00am-12:30pm
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
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.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
Wednesdays September 1 – October 6, 6:30-9pm
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.

Adult-Child Blacksmithing (SOLD OUT)
Saturdays October 23, 30 & November 6, 10am-12pm
THS Member: $275/pair or Non-member: $325/pair
Learn how to “split a fork!” Together the two of you will forge a fun and useful kitchen utensil.  Discover the world of traditional blacksmithing as you learn 6 basic hand forging techniques. Child
participant must be age 10 or older. No prerequisite. Participants must be available to attend all 3 sessions.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 3
Wednesdays October 13 – November 17, 6:30pm-9:00pm
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
In this six-week course you will forge a trivet with emphasis on design. Learn how to use a “slitting chisel” to make an endless variety of hollow shapes and explore the possibilities of creating negative space within a composition. You will learn how to make lap joints and incorporate them as well, into your design. Ages 12 & up. Prerequisites: Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 and Level 2.
Click here to sign up for Basic Blacksmithing Level 3

Anvil Time
Offered April – November
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.
Click here to pay for Anvil Time you have arranged with our Blacksmith

Family Blacksmithing
Offered April – November on Mondays and Fridays (Morning, afternoon, or evening available)
THS Member: $220/group or Non-member: $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. Ages 9 & up. No prerequisite.
Click here to inquire  about Family Blacksmithing

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