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Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB7302 July 15 & 16 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.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 1 morning session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

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
Registration Closed

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.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

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.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

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.
Hammer Making
Tuition $280.00
Registration Closed

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.
Taste of Blacksmithing
Tuition $60.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15
Beginner

Chris Doherty
MB7210 Sunday, May 21 2017 (1-4pm) (Forge)

See what the buzz is all about and get introduced to the Good Forge at Brookfield Craft Center. This Sampler Workshop gives students an overview of the basics of blacksmithing, and a chance to create a small project. Students should expect to gain some working knowledge of hammering steel on an anvil, and complete a small ornamental piece to take home. This taste of blacksmithing may very well wet your appetite for more in-depth workshops in blacksmithing and bladesmithing. Ages 16 and over, a materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB7203 May 13 & 14 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 - After School Blacksmithing
Tuition $220.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: 20.00
Beginner

Chris Doherty
MB7208 April 21, (No class on April 28), May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 2017 (4-6 pm) 6 Fridays (Forge)

This six session class will let young people (ages 13 to 17) who are interested get their feet wet in the craft and help decide if it’s something they want to pursue. In the course of making objects such as a J-hook, BBQ tool or other projects in a coal forge, the student will begin to learn a variety of basic blacksmithing techniques that every blacksmith uses every time he or she lights a forge. Safety and protective gear will be covered before work starts and proper technique (designed to prevent injury or stress) will be covered. A $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB7202 Apr 15 & 16 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 16 and up. A materials fee of $30.00 is added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101 - Evenings
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB7205 April 18, 20, 25, 27 2017 (6 - 9pm) 2 Tuesdays & Thursdays (Forge)

This 4 session 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 16 and up. A materials fee of $30.00 is added to the tuition.
Hammer Making
Tuition $280.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB7207 April 1 & 2 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 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB7105 March 18 & 19 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.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB7104 Feb 25 & 26 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.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB7103 Jan 21, 22 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
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB7102 Jan 7 & 8 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 16 and up. A materials fee of $30.00 is added to the tuition.
The Blacksmith's Gift
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty
MB6406 Dec 17 & 18 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

'Tis the season and everybody loves a handmade gift, especially one forged by your own hands. On Saturday we will make a variety of stocking stuffers; key rings, bottle openers etc. Expect to make at least three. All projects will be accessible to beginners with various flourishes available for more experienced students. We will also address adding a surface finish to add rust protection and give a finished appearance to your gifts. On Sunday we'll have a bigger project for beginners or students can work on something of their own. If you have a project in mind please contact the instructor in advance to discuss. Included in this class is one 3 hour open studio session at the forge, held Friday nights from 6 to 9 pm, giving students time to finish up any of their projects from the weekend class. Ages 16 and above. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Hammer Making
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB6403 Dec 3 & 4 2016 (10am-4:30pm) 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.
Intro to Basic Blacksmithing Techniques
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB6404 Nov 19 & 20 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

The basic techniques of blacksmithing: twists, tapers, scrolls & upsets - don't change from project to project and all of these various blacksmithing techniques will be explored during this 2-day class. Students will form wall hooks, bottle openers and various functional objects using set tools, forge, hammer and anvil. Practical methods to creative metal will be the focus with an emphasis on project planning at the forge. Some blacksmithing experience is helpful, but not required. Ages 16 and over, a $30 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB6402 Oct 29 & 30 2016 (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.
Taste of Blacksmithing
Tuition $60.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15
Beginner

Chris Doherty
MB6405 Saturday, Oct 22 2016 (1-4pm) (Forge)

See what the buzz is all about and get introduced to the Good Forge at Brookfield Craft Center. This Sampler Workshop gives students an overview of the basics of blacksmithing, and a chance to create a small project. Students should expect to gain some working knowledge of hammering steel on an anvil, and complete a small ornamental piece to take home. This taste of blacksmithing may very well wet your appetite for more in-depth workshops in blacksmithing and bladesmithing. Ages 16 and over, a materials fee of $15 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
Intermediate
Chris Doherty

MB6401 Oct 1 & 2 2016 (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 $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty CLASS FULL

MB6305 Sep 10 & 11 2016 (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.
Blacksmithing 101 - EVENINGS
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty
MB6306 Sep 8, 15, 22 & 29 2016 (6-9pm) 4 Thursday nights (Forge)

This evening 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.
Advanced Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 4 morning
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YP6307 Aug 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 2016 (9am-12pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

In this week 4 class, students who attended a forge class in weeks 1, 2 or 3 will continue on what they learned in their first week, advancing their skills.
Advanced Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 4 afternoon
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YP6308 Aug 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 2016 (1:30pm-4:30pm) Mon-Fri (Forge)

In this week 4 class, students who attended a forge class in weeks 1, 2 or 3 will continue on what they learned in their first week, advancing their skills.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 3 morning session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth CLASS FULL

YP6305 Aug 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 2016 (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 3 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YP6306 Aug 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 2016 (1:30pm-4:30pm) 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.
Hammer Making
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB6303 Aug 6 & 7 2016 (10am-4:30pm) 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.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Wk 2 morning session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YP6303 Jul 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 2016 (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 2 afternoon session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth CLASS FULL
YP6304 Jul 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 2016 (1:30pm-4:30pm) 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
Registration Closed

Youth

YP6302 Jul 11-15 2016 (1:30pm-4:30pm) 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 1 morning session
Tuition $250.00
Registration Closed

Youth

YP6301 Jul 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 2016 (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.
Intro to Basic Blacksmithing Techniques
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB6304 Jul 9 & 10 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

The basic techniques of blacksmithing: twists, tapers, scrolls & upsets - don't change from project to project and all of these various blacksmithing techniques will be explored during this 2-day class. Students will form wall hooks, bottle openers and various functional objects using set tools, forge, hammer and anvil. Practical methods to creative metal will be the focus with an emphasis on project planning at the forge. Some blacksmithing experience is helpful, but not required. Ages 16 and over, a $30 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Chasing and Repousse
Tuition $260.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $50.00
All Levels
Michael Coffey

MB6205 July 9 & 10 2016 (10am-5pm) Saturday/Sunday (Jewelry Studio)

Repoussé is a technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped byhammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief.There are few techniques that offer such diversity of expression while still being relatively economical. Chasing is the opposite technique to repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. It is also known as embossing.
During this class, students will learn the technique of creating a wide variety of shapes & patterns by manipulating sheet metal mounted in a pitch bowl. The weekend will cover all aspects of the process, including: selecting and/or making tools, material selection, do's and don'ts with particular materials, hammer control, heat and pitch management, and more. Students will begin the class with a discussion of the concepts of the technique, then they will make a set of small tools which will be their own. Once the tool set is ready, everyone will begin working on a design to work into the metal. Students can expect to leave this class with the tools necessary to continue to work at home or their own studio, as well as at least one finished piece.Ages 16 and up, a materials fee of $50 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB6301 Jul 2 & 3 2016 (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 $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty CLASS FULL!

MB6203 Jun 18 & 19 2016 (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.
Horse Head Bottle Opener
Tuition $120.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $20.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB6208 Jun 11 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday (Forge)

This one day class will make a good introduction to punching and drifting and even more so to forming steel in a deliberate, sculptural way. The horse head also includes some punched and incised decoration. We will explore the basic form and some possible variations and students can customize the piece as they like. Everyone will take home one or more bottle openers, some experience helpful but not necessary. Ages 15 and up, a materials fee of $20 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101 - EVENINGS
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty
MB6207 Jun 9, 16, 23 & 30 2016 (6-9pm) 4 Thursday nights (Forge)

This evening 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.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB6202 May 21 & 22 2016 (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.
Hammer Making
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB6204 May 14 & 15 2016 (10am-4:30pm) 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 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty CLASS FULL

MB6201 Apr 9 & 10 2016 (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.
Intro Bladesmithing
Tuition $280.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
Beginner
Matthew Parkinson
MK6101 Mar 19 & 20 2016 (10am-5:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
In this two day class students will make a full tang cord wrapped handle knife. Students can expect to leave with a finished sharp knife and will learn all of the basics of bladesmithing. Starting with forging the blade to shape then grinding, heat treating, polishing and sharpening. Ages 16 and over. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB6104 Mar 12 & 13 2016 (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 $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB6103 Feb 27 & 28 2016 (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.
Intro to Basic Blacksmithing Techniques
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB6107 Feb 20 & 21 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

The basic techniques of blacksmithing: twists, tapers, scrolls & upsets - don't change from project to project and all of these various blacksmithing techniques will be explored during this 2-day class. Students will form wall hooks, bottle openers and various functional objects using set tools, forge, hammer and anvil. Practical methods to creative metal will be the focus with an emphasis on project planning at the forge. Some blacksmithing experience is helpful, but not required. Ages 16 and over, a $30 materials fee will be added to the tuition.
Hammer Making
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB6106 Jan 30 & 31 2016 (10am-4:30pm) 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 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty
MB6105 Jan 16 & 17 2016 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge) CLASS FULL: contact registrar@brookfieldcraft.org to be placed on waiting list
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 $25 will be added to the tuition. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
The Blacksmith's Gift
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty
MB5405 Dec 5 & 6 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

'Tis the season and everybody loves a handmade gift, especially one forged by your own hands. On Saturday we will make a variety of stocking stuffers; key rings, bottle openers etc. Expect to make at least three. All projects will be accessible to beginners with various flourishes available for more experienced students. We will also address adding a surface finish to add rust protection and give a finished appearance to your gifts. On Sunday we'll have a bigger project for beginners or students can work on something of their own. If you have a project in mind please contact the instructor in advance to discuss. Included in this class is one 3 hour open studio session at the forge, held Friday nights from 6 to 9 pm, giving students time to finish up any of their projects from the weekend class. Ages 16 and above. A materials fee of $30.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty
MB5403 Nov 14 &15 2015 (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 $25 will be added to the tuition. A materials fee of $25.00 will be added to the tuition.
Hammer Making
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $45.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB5404 Nov 7 & 8 2015 (10am-4:30pm) 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. A materials fee of $45.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB5401 Oct 24 & 25 2015 (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 $25.00 will be added to the tuition.
Intro to Basic Blacksmithing Techniques
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $20.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB5402 Oct 10 & 11 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

Twist, tapers, scrolls & upsets - these various blacksmithing techniques will be explored during this 2-day class. Students will form wall hooks, bottle openers and various functional objects using set tools, forge, hammer and anvil. Practical methods to creative metal will be the focus with an emphasis on project planning at the forge. Some blacksmithing experience is helpful, but not required. Ages 16 and over, a $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition. A materials fee of $20.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5302 Sep 19 & 20 2015 (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 $25 will be added to the tuition.
Intro to Basic Blacksmithing Techniques
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $20.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB5303 Sep 12 & 13 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

Twist, tapers, scrolls & upsets - these various blacksmithing techniques will be explored during this 2-day class. Students will form wall hooks, bottle openers and various functional objects using set tools, forge, hammer and anvil. Practical methods to creative metal will be the focus with an emphasis on project planning at the forge. Some blacksmithing experience is helpful, but not required. Ages 16 and over, a $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition. A materials fee of $20.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5301 Aug 22 & 23 2015 (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 $25 will be added to the tuition.
Youth Hands-on, Hands-dirty Forge Week 2 morning session
: $295.00
Registration Closed

Youth
Chris Doherty
YP5307 Jul 20-24 2015 (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 2 afternoon session
: $295.00
Registration Closed

Youth
Chris Doherty
YP5308 Jul 20-24 2015 (1pm-4pm) 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 morning session
: $295.00
Registration Closed

Youth
Chris Doherty
YP5305 Jul 13-17 2015 (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
: $295.00
Registration Closed

Youth
Chris Doherty
YP5306 Jul 13-17 2015 (1pm-4pm) 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.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB5204 Jun 27 & 28 2015 (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 $25.00 will be added to the tuition.
Forging Techniques - Twists, Tapers, Scrolls & Upsets
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $20.00
All Levels
Andrew Chapman
MB5205 Jun 20 & 21 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

Twist, tapers, scrolls & upsets - these various blacksmithing techniques will be explored during this 2-day class. Students will form wall hooks, bottle openers and various functional objects using set tools, forge, hammer and anvil. Practical methods to creative metal will be the focus with an emphasis on project planning at the forge. Some blacksmithing experience is helpful, but not required. Ages 16 and over, a $20 materials fee will be added to the tuition. A materials fee of $20.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5202 May 16 & 17 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
Class Full; write to registrar@brookfieldcraft.org to be placed on waiting list.

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 $25.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing for Younger Students
Tuition $140.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $15.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5210 April 25 & 26 2015 (1pm-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)

This class will let young people who are interested get their feet wet in the craft and help decide if it?s something they want to pursue. In the course of making a simple object, (a J-hook, BBQ tool or other project) in a coal forge the student will begin to learn a variety of basic blacksmithing techniques that every blacksmith uses every time he or she lights a forge. Safety and protective gear will be covered before work starts and proper technique (designed to prevent injury or stress) will be covered. Ages 11-14; parents or guardian are welcome to stay and observe. A materials fee of $15.00 will be added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5201 Apr 18 & 19 2015 (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 $25.00 is added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 102
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB5103 Mar 28, 29 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
Registration will close one week prior to the date of the first class. Register early to reserve your space!

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 $25 is added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5104 March 7 & 8 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
Registration will close one week prior to the date of the first class. Register early to reserve your space!

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 $25 is included in the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5102 Feb 21, 22 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
CLASS FULL... Call 203-775-4526 to be added to waiting list.

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 older, a materials fee of $25 is added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
Registration Closed

Materials Fee: $25.00
Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB5101 Jan 24, 25 2015 (10am-4:30pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
CLASS FULL... Call 203-775-4526 to be added to waiting list.

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 $25 is added to the tuition.
Blacksmithing for Teens
Tuition $120.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB4407 Nov 11, 12 2014 (6-9 pm) Tues/Wed (Forge)

This two night class will let young people (ages 13 to 16) who are interested get their feet wet in the craft and help decide if it’s something they want to pursue. In the course of making a simple object, (a J-hook, BBQ tool or other project) in a coal forge the student will begin to learn a variety of basic blacksmithing techniques that every blacksmith uses every time he or she lights a forge. Safety and protective gear will be covered before work starts and proper technique (designed to prevent injury or stress) will be covered. Parents or guardian are welcome to stay and observe.
Intermediate Blacksmithing
Tuition $280.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB4405 Nov 1 & 2, 2014 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
Registration will close one week prior to the date of the first class. Register early to reserve your space!

This two day course is designed for those who have spent a few hours hitting hot iron, whether 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.
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Tuition $280.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB4404 Oct 18 & 19 2014 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm) Saturday/Sunday (Forge)
ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT!!!.

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 skills 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.
Blacksmithing for Teens
Tuition $150.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB4403 Oct 11 2014 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm) Saturday (Forge)
Registration will close one week prior to the date of the first class. Register early to reserve your space!

This one day class will let young people (ages 13 to 16) who are interested get their feet wet in the craft and help decide if it’s something they want to pursue. In the course of making a simple object, (a J-hook, BBQ tool or other project) in a coal forge the student will begin to learn a variety of basic blacksmithing techniques that every blacksmith uses every time he or she lights a forge. Safety and protective gear will be covered before work starts and proper technique (designed to prevent injury or stress) will be covered. Parents or guardian are welcome to stay and observe.
Docent Blacksmithing
Tuition $140.00
Registration Closed

Intermediate
Chris Doherty
MB4103 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 2014 (6pm-9pm) Fridays (Forge)

Docent Class is offered to give experienced blacksmiths time in our fully equipped forge to create their own pieces. There is no instruction and no metal materials are supplied..
Basic Blacksmithing
Tuition $115.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB4100 Wednesday, July 16 2014 (10am-2pm)  (Forge)

Materials are included in the tuition.  See what the buzz is all about and get introduced to the Good Forge at Brookfield Craft Center. This Sampler Workshop gives students an overview of the basics of blacksmithing, and a chance to create a small project using a coal forge. Students should expect to gain some working knowledge of hammering steel on an anvil, and complete a small ornamental piece to take home. This taste of blacksmithing may very well wet your appetite for more in-depth workshops in blacksmithing and bladesmithing at the Good Forge.Teens are welcome, but please call in advance of registration for details. 
Basic Blacksmithing
Tuition $115.00
Registration Closed

Beginner
Chris Doherty
MB4101 July 16 2014 (6pm-10pm) Wednesday (Forge)

Materials are included in the tuition.  See what the buzz is all about and get introduced to the Good Forge at Brookfield Craft Center. This Sampler Workshop gives students an overview of the basics of blacksmithing, and a chance to create a small project using a coal forge. Students should expect to gain some working knowledge of hammering steel on an anvil, and complete a small ornamental piece to take home. This taste of blacksmithing may very well wet your appetite for more in-depth workshops in blacksmithing and bladesmithing at the Good Forge.Teens are welcome, but please call in advance of registration for details.
Blacksmithing 101 w/ Matthew Parkinson
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00
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Beginner, Experienced Beginner, Advanced Beginner
Unsure if this class is appropriate for your skill level? Contact us and find out.

Matthew Parkinson

MB2213 October 12 & 13, 2013 (10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)

Students interested in blacksmithing will gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals in this enjoyable weekend workshop. Basic techniques will be covered, including use of tools, safety, the forge, controlling a fire, reading the temperature of the metals, and shaping. Special emphasis will be placed on gaining a solid foundation of hammer techniques and use, handling hot steel and fire control. Students can expect to complete one (possibly more) pieces during this workshop, and will have gained a working knowledge about the forge that can be built upon for future explorations of both process and object design. A studio/materials fee of $45 is due at time of registration. Teens are welcome, but please call in advance of registration for details.
Forging a Firepoker
Forging a Firepoker: Start to Finish
Tuition $300.00
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Beginners
Unsure if this class is appropriate for your skill level? Contact us and find out.

Jonathan Nedbor
MB3013 August 17 &18 (10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)


This two day class will give students the opportunity to make a handforged firepoker while practicing forge welding. The first part of the class will focus on making the handle for the poker. to form the handles we will explore a number of techniques including chiseling, twisting, punching, swaging, fullering and splitting. The body of the poker will then be forge welded to the handle in 2 parts. Students should have some forging experience, including forge welding. We will work to bring each student through the process of forge welding so that it becomes easy to do. Minimum age 14 (parent-teen duos are encouraged for a rewarding family experience, either gender would enjoy it!). A studio/materials fee of $45 is due at the time of registration.
Mastering Blacksmithing Basics
Mastering Blacksmithing Basics
Tuition $300.00
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Exerienced Beginner
Pre-requisite: “Intro to Blacksmithing” or similar

Jonathan Nedbor
MB2513 August 10 & 11(10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)

This class is a continuation of the “Intro to Blacksmithing”. It will offer students, who have completed the Intro class, a chance to build on their skills and learn new techniques. Through working on several projects students will learn a variety of techniques useful in blacksmithing that can easily be mastered by beginners. Some of the techniques we will use in the class are: simple hammer welding, tapering, upsetting, shouldering, hot splitting, punching, simple twists, tool making and heat treating. First we’ll warm up with a variety of hooks, then move onto a BBQ fork and finish up with a pair of forging tongs. A studio/materials fee of $45 is due upon registration.Students should bring the following to class: Safety Glasses are required. Cotton work clothes are recommended, as are leather work shoes and light work gloves. Bring along any favorite hand tools, paper and pencils/pens.
Forging a BBQ Fork
Forging a BBQ Fork
Tuition $300.00
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Beginners
Unsure if this class is appropriate for your skill level? Contact us and find out.

nathan Nedbor
MB2913 July 6 & 7, 2013(10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)
Please call to pre-register for upcoming blacksmithing workshops.

This class offers students instruction on making a large cooking fork. Today we would use this when cooking at a BBQ but the designs we will work from come from historic examples of flesh forks used for cooking at a hearth. Techniques covered in the class will be: hot splitting, shouldering, tapering, decorative chisel and punch work, and if there is time, forge welding. A good class for beginners and intermediate smiths. A materials /studio fee of $45 will be charged a registration. Minimum age 14 (parent-teen duos are encouraged for a rewarding family experience, either gender would enjoy it!).
Blacksmithing 101 w/ Matthew Parkinson
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00

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Beginner, Experienced Beginner, Advanced Beginner
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Matthew Parkinson

MB2413 June 22 & 23, 2013 (10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)

Students interested in blacksmithing will gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals in this enjoyable weekend workshop. Basic techniques will be covered, including use of tools, safety, the forge, controlling a fire, reading the temperature of the metals, and shaping. Special emphasis will be placed on gaining a solid foundation of hammer techniques and use, handling hot steel and fire control. Students can expect to complete one (possibly more) pieces during this workshop, and will have gained a working knowledge about the forge that can be built upon for future explorations of both process and object design. A studio/materials fee of $45 is due at time of registration. Teens are welcome, but please call in advance of registration for details.
MASTERS SERIES: Intro to Blacksmithing w/ Jonathan Nedbor
MASTERS SERIES: Intro to Blacksmithing
Tuition $300.00

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Beginner, Experienced Beginner
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Jonathan Nedbor

MB2312 Nov 10-11, 2012 (10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)

The focus of this workshop will be on a variety of techniques used in blacksmithing that can be mastered by beginners. The course will introduce students to the history and science of forged iron, tools of the shop, fire building and tending, simple hammer welding, tapers, upsets, and the basics of the heat treatment of steel. Discussions will include design and function as well as the tools of the blacksmith shop, including what to look for when buying and how to make some of your own. This is a comprehensive program that will give the participants a good working knowledge of hot forging steel as well the rare opportunity to work in a real blacksmith shop. A studio/materials fee of $45 is due at time of registration. Under age 18, parents please call for details.
MASTERS SERIES: Intro to Blacksmithing w/ Jonathan Nedbor
MASTERS SERIES: Intro to Blacksmithing
Tuition $300.00

REGISTRATION CLOSED


Beginner, Experienced Beginner
Unsure if this class is appropriate for your skill level? Contact us and find out.

Jonathan Nedbor

MB2212 Aug 25-26, 2012 (10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)

The focus of this workshop will be on a variety of techniques used in blacksmithing that can be mastered by beginners. The course will introduce students to the history and science of forged iron, tools of the shop, fire building and tending, simple hammer welding, tapers, upsets, and the basics of the heat treatment of steel. Discussions will include design and function as well as the tools of the blacksmith shop, including what to look for when buying and how to make some of your own. This is a comprehensive program that will give the participants a good working knowledge of hot forging steel as well the rare opportunity to work in a real blacksmith shop. A studio/materials fee of $45 is due at time of registration. Under age 18, parents please call for details.
Forge Open Studio
Pay $15 per session at the door

Intermediate (Current Students, Experienced Artists)
Prerequisite: Completion of beginner level BCC blacksmithing or bladesmithing class or demonstrated knowledge of the studio/equipment

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Monitor: Chris Doherty

MO0112 (The Good Forge)
Every Friday evening 6-9pm


Work independently in BCC's Good Forge any Friday night 6-9 pm for a drop-in fee of $15 per session. Eligible participants are BCC students who have completed at least one full-weekend introductory blacksmithing or bladesmithing class, as well as experienced smiths who can demonstrate working knowledge of tools, equipment and safety to the monitor. Each student enrolled in a full-weekend workshop in the forge is given a pass to join open studio any two Fridays within four weeks of the completed workshop.
Blacksmithing
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Tuition $300.00

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Beginner, Experienced Beginner, Advanced Beginner
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Jonathan Nedbor
MB1511 Oct 15-16, 2011 (10am - 5pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)

The focus of this workshop will be on a variety of techniques used in blacksmithing that can be mastered by beginners. The course will introduce students to: the history and science of forged iron, tools of the shop, fire building and tending, simple hammer welding, tapers, upsets, and the basics of the heat treatment of steel. Discussions will include design and function as well as the tools of the blacksmith shop, including what to look for when buying and how to make some of your own. This is a comprehensive program that will give the participants a good working knowledge of hot forging steel as well the rare opportunity to work in a real blacksmith shop. Minimum age 14 (parent-teen duos are encouraged for a rewarding family experience, either gender would enjoy it!). A studio/materials fee of $40 is due at time of registration.

REGISTRATION CLOSES Oct. 2
Blacksmithing
Intro to Blacksmithing
Tuition $300.00
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Beginners
Jonathan Nedbor
MB0811 June 11-12 (10am - 4pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)
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The focus of this workshop will be on a variety of techniques used in blacksmithing that can be mastered by beginners. The course will introduce students to: the history and science of forged iron, tools of the shop, fire building and tending, simple hammer welding, tapers, upsets, and the basics of the heat treatment of steel. Discussions will include design and function as well as the tools of the blacksmith shop, including what to look for when buying and how to make some of your own. This is a comprehensive program that will give the participants a good working knowledge of hot forging steel as well the rare opportunity to work in a real blacksmith shop. Minimum age 14 (parent-teen duos are encouraged for a rewarding family experience, either gender would enjoy it!). A materials fee of $35 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Bladesmithing
Introduction to Bladesmithing
Tuition $240.00

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All Levels
Matthew Parkinson
MB0311 March 26 - 27 (10am - 4pm) Saturday/Sunday (The Good Forge)

In this weekend workshop, students will explore the fundamentals of bladesmithing—discovering along the way, how the process differs from blacksmithing. Topics covered will include forging high carbon and tool steels, basic heat treating, forging blade shapes, grinding, polishing and sharpening. Students can expect to complete the making of one knife. A materials fee of $35 will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class. Under age 18, please call for details.
Blacksmithing 101
Tuition $240.00

Materials Fee: $30.00
All Levels
Chris Doherty

MB6302 Jul 23 & 24 2016 (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.
 
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