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Forge Open Studio 2017
Tuition as low as $20/session. Single session: $25.00

Intermediate
Studio Monitor: Chris Doherty
MB7101 - 6-9 pm Wednesdays and Fridays (Forge)

Work independently in BCC's Good Forge any Wednesday or Friday night 6-9 pm for a drop-in fee of $30 per session (cash or check, paid at the door), or purchase sessions in advance at a discounted rate (single session - $25, two sessions - $45, three sessions - $60). Sessions must be used within 12 weeks of purchase. Enjoy this time to work on class projects and practice techniques. Eligible participants are current or recent BCC students who have completed at least one full-weekend introductory blacksmithing or bladesmithing class. Current BCC members are also eligible to participate if they possess basic forge skills. (Not a Member? Click here to learn more or sign up.)
Hammer Making
Tuition $280.00

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB7209 June 3 & 4 2017 (10am-5:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

This class will provide an introduction to the tools and techniques used in forging your own hammer. Working together students will forge a lump of steel into an elegant and functional tool. All aspects of the process; punching, drifting, forging, grinding and heat treating will be covered. We will also make handles and mount the forged head on them. Final finish and dressing of the tool will be covered as well. Each student can expect to make and take home at least one hammer of their choice (cross peen, straight peen or rounding) finished and ready to go to work. Ages 16 and over.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB7204 June 10 & 11 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

This two day course is designed for those who have spent a few hours hitting hot iron, either in an introductory class or on their own, and will cover some more advanced basic techniques. These will include punching and drifting (learn to make a one inch hole in a three quarter inch bar) chiseling/splitting (for forks or pokers) and a basic forge weld. Learning to do these things properly will open up a whole range of possibilities for the beginning blacksmith. During the class each student can expect to complete at least two or three projects like bottle openers, fireplace pokers, forks etc. Ages 16 and older, a materials fee of $30 is added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB7206 June17 & 18 2017 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

This weekend class will introduce the student to the art and science of blacksmithing. Safe work habits and protective gear will be emphasized as we learn to make a basic project. Students can expect to make at least two or three hand forged objects in the course of which they will learn the important basic techniques that form the core of the craft. These are the skills that every smith uses every time he steps up to the anvil and they will stand the student in good stead as they pursue either general blacksmithing or a more specialized area, like bladesmithing (knife making) or tool making. Ages 15 and up, a materials fee of $30 will be added to the tuition.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 1 morning session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7301 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 1 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7302 Jul 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 2 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7304 Jul 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 2 morning session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7303 Jul 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 3 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7306 Aug 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 3 morning session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7305 Aug 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 4 morning session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7307 Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 2017 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 4 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00

Youth

YP7308 Aug 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 2017 (1:00pm-4:00pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

What's more fun than bending, stretching and twisting hot metal with hammer and anvil? In a coal forge, students will learn to use fire and hammer to shape hot iron, giving the student a taste of the ancient art of blacksmithing. Each daily project will feature a basic technique fundamental to the craft. As we move along, students will also learn safety procedures, fire maintenance and some of the history and practical aspects of blacksmithing. This hands-on, hands-dirty course is a chance for our youth to come to grips with a real material with real world limitations as they successfully complete a number of useful projects.

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