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. Call 248-524-3570.

Basic Blacksmithing Level 1

Saturdays: September 16 – October 21, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Experience the art of blacksmithing as it was practiced in the late 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 nine basic hand-forging techniques. Ages 12 to adult.

Price: THS Members: $270/student; Non-members: $320/student. Includes all materials and 15 hours of instruction. No prerequisite.

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