Introduction to the Forge

This course will introduce students to the basic techniques of the blacksmith. If you are curious about forging and want to learn more, this course is for you. We will demonstrate skills then have you practice what you have learned. The course will discuss the history of blacksmithing, forging safety, fire building and tending, and types of fuel. Hammering techniques will be discussed. Students will craft small items such as hooks and fire pokers.

Instructor will provide: all necessary equipment and supplies; and beverages and snacks. You will need to wear/bring: long pants, leather shoes (boots preferred), gloves, safety glasses/hearing protection, face mask, and your lunch. You may bring your own hammer/tools, if you prefer.

Prerequisite: none

Location: Homestead Arts Farm, Pine Island

A $125 supply fee will be collected at the class; cash or check only.

Enroll online at Rochester Community Education