The Village offers classes in traditional blacksmithing in our 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. Join us this spring for:
Basic Blacksmithing Level 1
Saturdays, 10am-12pm: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 (no class May 27)
No room left in this session, however, a summer session will be available. Dates coming soon.
Experience the art of blacksmithing as it was in the 1850s with this six-week introductory course. Build a coal fire, work at an anvil and operate a forge. Discover how malleable iron can be as you make your own hand trowel while learning 9 basic hand forging techniques. Ages 12 to adult. Price: $250/student; includes materials and 12 hours of instruction. No prerequisite.