All tools, materials, safety equipment and lunch are provided.
Rates are per student. Classes begin at 8am unless otherwise noted.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to reserve.
Classes are held at 246 Front St N, Campbellford, ON
Blacksmith I – The 7 Fundamentals July 5-7, October 18-20
Learn the 7 essential skills of the blacksmith and shape hot metal into tools and works of art using fire, hammer and anvil. Learn the properties of metal, the proper use of tools and forges, toolmaking and the ancient techniques of forging iron as you craft a full set of forge tools to use on your own journey. An intensive, in-depth course, begins Friday at 4:00, Sat/Sun 8-6
Two-and-a-half Days (25hrs). No experience required.
Blacksmith II – The Journeyman Cross August 16-18
Gain and develop your skills for larger projects as you forge the Journeyman’s Cross – a traditional sculpture that combines and expands upon each fundamental skill, and is assembled using the entire variety of traditional joinery. Learn precision hand forging, how to set collars, rivets, tenons and shrink-fits, gain proficiency with forge-welding and acquire the ornamental skills to forge beautiful ironwork. An intensive course requiring a basic familiarity with blacksmithing – Begins Friday at 4pm, Sat/Sun 8-6
Two-and-a-half Days (25hrs).
Foundations of Blade-Smithing September 14-15, December 21-22
Gain the skills and knowledge to forge a superior hand knife, for hunting, camping or bushcraft. Working independently, you will learn heat treating, metallurgy, forging and finishing as you complete your own heirloom blade. An intensive course that will lay the foundation for advanced studies in edged tools – knives, axes and swords.
Two days (20hrs). No experience required.