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A Taste of Blacksmithing

The discovery of iron and how to work it changed human history. Tools, weapons, and daily life haven't been the same since. Here's your chance to learn to control one of the basic elements of modern human life. In this three hour class you will be introduced to the basic smithing techniques of hammering, drawing-out, cutting, bending, and twisting. Using these techniques and a coal-fired forge you will heat a piece of iron to brilliant incandescence and with anvil, hammer, and tongs create a decorative and useful 'S'-hook.

If you really enjoy "A Taste...", there is more you can do afterward.

3 hours   one meeting      dates&times

No prior experience necessary or expected. 13 and older.
Younger students (10 to 13) will likely do better in A Tween's First Taste of Blacksmithing.

Instructor: Carl West
Fee: $65 (some of our registration partners add a modest fee.)
8 students (2 per forge) maximum

Gift Certificates for A Taste of Blacksmithing are available.
Note: If you are redeeming a Gift Certificate, contact us directly, we will see if we can set it up with our registration partners.

Please wear proper clothing for visiting or working in the forge: closed toe shoes (preferably leather, preferably high-topped), natural fiber clothing, long pants that cover the tops of the shoes. Click here for more safety information.

Dates and Times:

May 5 (2016)
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Please register through Lexington Community Education:
Click here to see arts classes that LCE currently has listed,
Search the window for "Blacksmith" or "Bracelet" to find ours (they are listed in reverse date order).
And please, if you can, tell them that you found this class here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.

June 4 (2016)
Saturday 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Please register through the Cambridge Center for Adult Education:
Click here to see PHF classes that CCAE currently has listed.
And please be sure to tell them that you found this here on our website.
You will have to check with their site to see if there is room in the class.
(If none of these dates work for you, please tell us using our Waiting-List Page)

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