In a two hour class students will be introduced to the art and science of Blacksmithing. After a brief introduction to safe work habits and an outline of the craft, students will get hands on with hammer and anvil as they make a “J-Hook”. This beginner project gives good experience with a variety of basic skills and will allow each student to complete a useful and beautiful object. Each step will be demonstrated as we go, allowing students to “see and do” in age appropriate bite sized chunks. This class is so popular, we are offering it twice!
Taught by Chris Doherty.
For ages 9-12, space is limited to 4 children for each class. This class requires an adult register and attend with a child. Cotton shirts/clothing must be worn.
Saturday May 31 1-3 pm The Good Forge Studio OR
Sunday June 1 1-3 pm The Good Forge Studio
Chris Doherty has been wielding a hammer since the late twentieth century and has been working and teaching at Brookfield Craft Center for the last three years. His work has been sold at local galleries and craft shows as well as on line. He is a member of the Northeast Blacksmiths Association and is an enthusiastic supporter of the craft.
Register for the Blacksmithing Workshop
Please Note: You will receive an email confirmation of your place in class. If you select a class with two parts, please make sure you are able to attend both workshop dates. Finished workshop pieces will be kept for a Gallery Exhibit on Saturday, June 28th.
Our classes have been filled! Thank you for your interest in our Free Children’s Workshops.