April 16-17 is a busy weekend at Brookfield Craft Center! Take your pick of a unique class in fiber arts, glass, jewelry making, blacksmithing, or woodturning… there’s something here to suit your fancy.
Students interested in blacksmithing will gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals in this enjoyable weekend workshop. Basic techniques will be covered, including use of tools, safety, the forge, controlling a fire, reading the temperature of the metals, and shaping. Special emphasis will be placed on gaining a solid foundation of hammer techniques and use, handling hot steel and fire control. Saturday/Sunday, March 5 – 6, 10a – 4p.
We’re happy to announce the return of blacksmithing and bladesmithing to our curriculum. Accomplished blacksmith Matthew Parkinson and master bladesmith Joe Szilaski share their talents with you in these weekend workshops in our forge.