PROSPECT HILL FORGE: The Blacksmithing Classroom

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Prospect Hill Forge is a teaching smithy
located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

We offer:
  • Classes in Traditional Blacksmithing

  • To register for a class:

    1. Have a look at the column to the right, or go to the calendar.
    2. Click on a class name (or picture) and another window will open.
    3. Scroll down until you find a date and time you like,
    4. Read whatever instructions there might be directly below the "Click Here..." link,
    5. Click the "Click Here..." link,
    6. This will take you to the registration system of whoever "owns" that class. It might be us, it might be any of several Adult Ed organizations.
    7. Follow the instructions when you get there.
    Note: if the class is registered through one of our Adult Ed partners, They are the ones that know if it is full, we don't find out until the last day or so.
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These are the next few classes for beginners,
and events of interest.

Click the class name for more information.
Or view our Full Calendar to see everything we have scheduled.

Open House at Prospect Hill Forge
Not a class, but a chance to see the place and socialize a bit

December 10 (2016)
Saturday 4pm - 11-ish

A Taste of Blacksmithing
Our single-session introductory class

December 11 (2016)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

January 2 (2017)
Monday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

January 5 (2017)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

... and 10 more are on the calendar.

Ready, Set, Smith!
A good start in Blacksmithing

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 21, 28, March 7 (2017)
(No class on February 14)
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 (2017)
Sundays 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***

A Forged Iron Bottle Opener
A tip of the cap to the art of blacksmithing

December 11 (2016)
Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

December 31 (2016)
Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***
Last chance to make an opener before the evening's festivities.
"Where'd you get that?"
"What? Oh, the opener?"
"Yeah, I've never seen anything like it."
"I made it."
"This afternoon."
" ...! "

January 20 (2017)
Friday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

... and 10 more are on the calendar.

Open Smithy
A time to do your own things

December 8 (2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

December 10 (2016)
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm ***Morning***

December 15 (2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

... and 5 more are on the calendar.

Rudiments of Blacksmithing I
The beginning of learning the basics of blacksmithing (4 weeks)

December 9, 16, 23, 30 (2016)
Fridays 7:00pm - 10:00pm

January 7, 21, 28, February 4 (2017)
(No class on January 14)
Saturdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm ***Afternoon***

April 3, 10, 17, 24 (2017)
Mondays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Nothing but Knives
We make a letter-opener and a knife. Annealed, hardened, and tempered.

December 17 Afternoon and Evening, and December 18 Afternoon - A Weekend Intensive Class (2016)
Saturday 2 - 5 and 7 - 10 and Sunday 2 - 5

December 27, 28, 29 -- Afternoon Intensive (2016)
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:00pm - 4:00pm ***Afternoon***

January 22, 29, February 5 (2017)
Sundays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

A video by and of Mark Oribello, one of our advanced students and Open Smithy monitors:

- On the South side of Guinan Street, toward the Eastern end - Waltham - Massachusetts -
- P.O.Box 541372 - 02454 -
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