Below is a list of blacksmithing, sculpting and welding classes currently being offered ranging from introductory to advanced levels

 

We regularly introduce new metal working classes and bring in guest instructors to teach tool making, unique workshops, and blacksmithing classes.

  • Important Information about the classes

    • Classes are limited to eight students.

    • All materials and safety equipment are provided.

    • Weekend classes are two and half days; Friday from 6 to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

    • Intensive Blacksmithing Classes are custom tailored to the students needs and are Mon - Fri.

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Flirt with Fire - 2 Hour Introduction to Blacksmithing Class

Are you interested in Blacksmithing?  This 2 hour introductory workshop gives you a taste of forging iron in a small class setting with skilled metal artists.  When you Flirt with Fire, you will learn the basics of blacksmithing and leave with a small finished item and potentially, a new passion for the art of blacksmithing!

 

This class runs specified Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. Check the calendar for dates. Email us for more info or to register.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuition $ 100

Contact Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School

to schedule your adventure in blacksmithing.

Camp Tool

This introduction to blacksmithing class is for people who have never forged iron before or want more then a Flirt with Fire.  The skilled instructors, will teach you forging mechanics, hammer control and proper forging techniques as you create several projects.  Each project builds a skill set that is reinforced and expanded upon in the next project! Students will learn key basic blacksmithing and heat treating techniques while forging a custom set of tent stakes, drive hooks, and three peice set of utensils, including a basic bush knife.

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                  Tuition $425

Contact Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School

to schedule your adventure in blacksmithing.

Hammer Making Class

While learning core blacksmithing skills, and heat treating techniques students will further their skill at manipulating hot steel, students will learn how to forge a custom blacksmiths hammer. In this class you will learning proper hardening, tempering and heat treatment applications and add basic double striking and power hammer skills to your toolbox.

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     Tuition $425

Levels One class abilities are required in order to succeed.

Level One Blacksmithing Classes

This introduction to blacksmithing class is for people who have never forged iron before or want more then a Flirt with Fire.  The skilled instructors, will teach you forging mechanics, hammer control and proper forging techniques as you create several projects.  Each project builds a skill set that is reinforced and expanded upon in the next project! In a single weekend, this blacksmithing class will take you from an interest in blacksmithing to actually producing forged ironwork.

 

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates.

 

                                                                                                                                                              Tuition $425

Level Two Blacksmithing Classes

In this blacksmithing class, you will forge a beautiful 12" round wall ornament. This project builds on skills that were developed in the Level One blacksmithing class teaching you to forge three dimensional botanical leaves, form spiraling tendrils, create lap-joint forge welds, and do wrap joinery.  Students use gas forges and oxy-acetylene torches to create their metal art project in this workshop taught by skilled metal artists.  

 

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates.               

                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuition $425

Level One Blacksmithing class abilities are

required in order to succeed in this class.

Level Three Blacksmithing Classes

In this blacksmithing class you will craft a project that further builds on your blacksmithing skills, AND you will build the tools necessary to create the project.  Learn to create pleasing, balanced C-scrolls, and two traditional joinery techniques along with a chisel, a drift punch, an anvil hardy bending fork, and a scroll jig in this intermediate level blacksmithing class.

 

 This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates

                                                                                                                                                                                       Tuition $425

Levels One and Two Blacksmithing class abilities are required in order to succeed.

Bladesmithing One - Viking knife

This class is designed to familiarize the student with the types of steels most successfully used in forged knives , the tools and techniques of forging , grinding and differential heat treating of a hairpin blacksmiths knife, also known as the Viking Knife. Three different heat treating techniques will be demonstrated with the student being allowed to choose which one he or she prefers to use on the blade
the student will make in the class.

Additional materials cost of $12 will cover steel used for the blade and grinding belts for refining and polishing
bevels.

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuition $425

Level One Blacksmithing class abilities are required in order to succeed.

BLADESMITHING 2 - FULL TANG WITH WOODEN SCALES

In this class the student will get to see demonstrated and then get to forge, grind, heat treat the blade,and mount the handle on a full tang knife. Handle shapes and types of woods will be discussed with the student designing the blade and handle. If the student has a special wood or handle material he or she is desiring to use, please feel free to bring it in scale form of approx 2 inch wide x 5.5 inch long by 3/8 inch
thick, you will need two (2) pieces.

Additional materials cost of $12 will cover steel to be used in forging the blade, Grinding belts for refining and polishing the blade, handle material, epoxy for securing the handle scales to the blade as well as pin
stock used in locating the handle scales.

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuition $425

Level One Blacksmithing class abilities are required in order to succeed.

Bladesmithing 3 : The Hidden Tang Knife

In this class the student will see demonstrated one technique of forging a hidden tang blade, discussingthree heat treating techniques as well as several techniques of making and fitting a guard and handleand seeing one used in finishing a blade of this sort. The student will then make a hidden tang knife,and time allowing , will complete a blade and handle.

Additional materials fee for this class is : $15 which includes : Blade Steel, grinding belts, brass stock for gaurd , a block of wood for the handle, epoxy for the joining the handle to the blade.

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuition $425

Level One Blacksmithing class abilities are required in order to succeed.

Damascus Steel 101 : Dry Welding the Pattern Welded Billet


No experience nec.


In this class the student will learn "Dry Forge Welding" as developed by Steve Rollert and Owen Wood.
The differences in Dry and Fluxed welds as well as Hydrocarbon welding will be discussed with examples of each on hand for display. The steels most commonly used will be discussed as well as the pros and cons of each. Three heat treating techniques will be discussed and at least one demonstrated.
The student will see Steve assemble and forge weld a billet "Dry" , then the student will assemble and weld "Dry" a billet to be taken home. If time permits, the student will be allowed to forge to shape a blade or hardware out of the steel he or she makes.

Additional materials: Materials charge of $30 will cover 1095 and 15N20 steel to be for the students billet cut to size including pressure plates. The billets we will be making will be 1.5 inches wide by 4 inches long by 20 layers thick for the first weld of the billets. Materials price also includes one D handle 100# magnet, and grinding
belts used for cleaning the billet pieces between welds.

If you would like to pay in full online please contact us at 970-215-4666. 

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuition $425

Powdered Damascus: Welding the Pattern Welded Billet from Powdered Metal

No experience nec.


In this class the student will learn "Dry Forge Welding" as developed by Steve Rollert and Owen Wood.
The differences in Dry and Fluxed welds as well as Hydrocarbon welding will be discussed with examples of each on hand for display. The steels most commonly used will be discussed as well as the pros and cons of each. Three heat treating techniques will be discussed and at least one demonstrated.
The student will see Steve assemble and forge weld a billet "Dry" , then the student will assemble and weld "Dry" a billet to be taken home. If time permits, the student will be allowed to forge to shape a blade or hardware out of the steel he or she makes.

Materials charge of $30 will cover 1095 and 15N20 steel to be for the students billet cut to size including pressure plates. The billets we will be making will be 1.5 inches wide by 4 inches long by 20 layers thick for the first weld of the billets. Materials price also includes one D handle 100# magnet, and grinding
belts used for cleaning the billet pieces between welds.

If you would like to pay in full online please contact us at 970-215-4666. 

If you cancel a class, there is a $50 cancellation fee. You can also cancel and use the full deposit towards any other class for up to 1 year.

Tool Making One Blacksmithing Classes

In this Tool Making blacksmithing class you will forge a variety of tools common to blacksmiths; a chisel, a round, square, and center punches - learning proper hardening, tempering and heat treatment applications.  You will also create a set of anvil hardy hole bending forks and two variations of hand-held bending forks in preparation for forging a pair of tongs. Tong rings will round off your bevy of tools from this tool making class.

 

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates

                                                                                                                                                                                         Tuition $425

Levels One and Two Blacksmithing class abilities are required in order to succeed.

Welding Classes

The Welding workshop at Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School is a foundational class designed to instill basic welding techniques with the focus of creating strong, solid welds.  Students will learn brazing and mig welding techniques. If time allows, students will have an opportunity to learn tig welding.

 

This class runs on specified weekends: Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm. Check the calendar for dates.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuition $425

Tool Making Two Blacksmithing Classes

Information being updated. Check back soon.

 

Contact Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School

to express your interest and learn more information.

Levels One and Two Blacksmithing class abilities are required in order to succeed.

Intensive One-on-One Blacksmithing Classes

The Intensive One-on-One is a week-long blacksmithing class designed for smiths that already possess some blacksmithing skills but want to take it to the next level. Students help determine the direction the class takes and can expect to significantly advance their metalworking skills and learn valuable tips for operating a successful forge along the way.  One on One Blacksmithing Classes frequently center around advanced blacksmithing techniques such as traditional joinery and tool building. 

                                                                                                                                                                             Tuition $2,000

Contact Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School

to schedule your one on one blacksmithing class.

Collaborative Project Blacksmithing Classes

Once a year, Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School hosts a week-long Collaborative Project as an iron sharpens iron experience patterned after Samuel Yellin's forge-ins.  David Norrie Blacksmith School facilitates as a group of smiths come together to create a large architectural project using only traditional blacksmithing methods. It's totally purist- no modern equipment.  This collaborative experience will not only pump up your creative energy, it will stretch your metalworking skills and expand your network as you create bonds with other striving artist blacksmiths.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuition $ TBD

Contact Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School

to express your interest and learn more information.

Found Metal Sculpture Classes

Information being updated. Check back soon.

Contact Forge with Intention Blacksmithing School

to express your interest and learn more information.

Basic Blacksmithing and Welding skills are required in order to succeed in this class.

970-215-4666 or 973-886-0047

Forgewithintention@gmail.com

 

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