Blacksmithing Classes
Learn the art of blacksmithing in our historic Wagon Shop!Beginner and intermediateclasses are offered in the spring, summer, and fall. Check back here for schedules and class descriptions orjoin our Blacksmithing email list. Spring Classes are posted below, click the link following the description to sign up today! 

Blacksmithing is a physical art and safety is our number one priority.Students swinghammers, 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 ourinstructor. If you have questions aboutBlacksmithing classes or about accessibility and accommodations, please contact us atinfo@thvmail.orgbefore registering and we will be happy to help!   

Due to the high demand and limited space in these classes, purchases are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. 

Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
Choose from:
Saturdays May 4-June 15 (no class on May 25), 1:30pm-4pm – SOLD OUT
Mondays May 13-June 24 (no class on May 27), 6:30pm-9pm – SOLD OUT
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
During this six-week introductory course focusing on the fundamental processes of traditional blacksmithing, you will learn 12 basic hand-forging techniques as you make your own trowel. Learn how to properly swing a hammer, operate a coal forge, and pump a centuries-old bellows. Ages 12 & up. No prerequisite. This class is SOLD OUT. Click here to join the waitlist.

Intermediate-level classes for returning students
Please note: Completion of Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 here at the Village is the prerequisite for the following classes. Students who wish to take Level 3 are also required to have taken Level 2 with us. While prior experience at another site is helpful, the classes here are specific and intense, covering a very broad range of traditional techniques with each Level building on the next.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 2  
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
Classes are forming now! Click here to add your name to the BBL2 scheduling list
Build on the skills taught in Basic Blacksmithing Level 1 as you forge a pair of tongs! In this 6 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.   

Basic Blacksmithing Level 3 
THS Member: $310 or Non-member: $360
Classes are forming now! Click here to add your name to the BBL3 scheduling list
In this 6-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.   

Anvil Time 
Classes are 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


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