A weekend Introduction to Blacksmithing Course Learn the fundamentals of this ancient craft. Your teacher is a World Championship professional smith with 24 years at the forge, in a fully equipped blacksmith shop. The course fee includes all materials and two days of instruction. The skills learned can be used for knife making, tool making, House wares, Architectural work, historical reproduction etc. We offer a friendly safe atmosphere for both men and woman to learn the basics , 16 years old minimum without prior experience. A small class size and multiple work stations mean maximum hands on instruction and forging time. Training in both coke/ coal and gas forges. Introduction to power hammers and press work also included. The courses are offered Year round in the majestic foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains just an hour from Calgary , Alberta with lots of over night accommodation should you need it. Get together 4 friends and pick you own dates or come and meet new friends. Looking to improve on skills you already have ? We can set a curriculum just for your needs. Just let us know.
The courses are offered on the first and second weekend of the month, year round.
We need at least 1 months notice so book early to ensure a spot.