PROSPECT HILL FORGE: The Blacksmithing Classroom

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

We offer:

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,
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  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.
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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.


A Taste of Blacksmithing
Our single-session introductory class.

November 8 (2014)
Saturday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

November 16 (2014)
Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm8


Waltham Mills Artists' Association Open Studios
Lots of Art and Artists, cool Work, cool Spaces

November 1, 2 (2014)
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 6 and Noon to 5 respectively8


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

November 15 (2014)
Saturday 4pm - 11pm8


Wrought Iron Bracelets
Use traditional blacksmithing techniques to make a distinctly nontraditional item

November 9 (2014)
Sunday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

December 4 (2014)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm8


Open Smithy
A time to do your own things

November 4 (2014)
Tuesday 10:30am - 1:30pmCarl West4


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

November 30 (2014)
Sundays 2:00pm - 5:00pm4


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

November 14, 21, 28 (2014)
Fridays 7:00pm - 10:00pm4

December 6, 13, 20 (2014)
Saturdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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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