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Blacksmithing Sampler

$90.00
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$90.00

NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at blacksmithing@rocafc.com or 585-617-9644.  Interested Students MUST COMPLETE this underage student APPLICATION prior to meeting with Blacksmithing Director.

If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.

Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Samplers are an excellent way to get a taste of forging. Our experienced instructors will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction at the forge to enhance your learning experience.

These classes are designed as teasers to let you experience what it's like to work hot steel. Focus will be on the fundamentals of hammer control to get the steel to respond the way you want it to.

Sampler Sessions: (Each class will focus on the topic listed. Click the "Details" tab for a list of project descriptions)

  • Tuesday, August 16th: Hotdog/Marshmallow Stick (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, September 19th: Cat Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, September 26th: Heart Hook (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, October 3rd: Tapered Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, October 12th: Candle Holder (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, October 24th: Hook (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, November 17th: Hook (6:30pm-10pm)

Details:

  • 3.5-hour class period: 6:30pm-10pm
  • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Vending machines available

NOTE: Blacksmithing Classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear boots, sneakers, or other shoes that cover your entire foot, jeans or other pants that cover your entire leg, and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes, yoga/sweatpants, leggings or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!

 

Click below to view details on specific projects: (The list below contains examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. Each available class date will specify the corresponding project.) 

Learn to create a Hook out of metal by hot forging with a musical theme. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and shaping hot metal. Forms may be used to help facilitate the bends necessary to achieve the appearance of musical notes.  (Open to all levels)

 

Learn to create a bottle opener out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a long taper, scrolling it and testing it. Once the bottle opener is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits.. (Open to all levels)

   

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Learn to create a metal dog head by hot forging. The class will go over how to use the various parts of the anvil to develop the defining areas of a dog's head then decorative punches will be used to add features. Once the head is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels) 

  

Come celebrate Sundae Day and learn to make your own spoon by hot forging. The class will go over how to form the spoon by using the various areas of the anvil. Once the spoon is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)

  

This welcome piece of accent décor is great for any gathering and is a great introduction to the fundamentals of blacksmithing. (Open to all levels)

Learn the most utilized blacksmithing techniques of tapering and bending while making a hook to hang your hat on! Well you could really hang anything. (Open to all levels)

 

Learn to create a metal horse head by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating shoulders to develop the defining areas of a horse's head then decorative punches will be used to add features. Once the head is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. (Open to all levels)

   

Celebrate Cat Month and learn to create a bottle opener with a cat shape out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and decorating with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the opener shape and character. (Open to all levels)

 

Celebrate National Bratwurst Day and learn to create a campfire fork out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of splitting and forming with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the utensils shape. (Open to all levels) 

Celebrate National Pi Day and learn to create a pie slice shovel out of metal by hot forging and riveting. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and riveting with the anvil and hammer to give the pie slice shovel shape and character. (Open to all levels)

Learn to create a hook with a heart finial out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forming with the anvil and hammer to give the heart shape and character. (Open to all levels)

Celebrate National Deep Dish Pizza Day and learn to create a pizza cuter out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and decorating with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the pizza cutter shape and character. (Open to all levels)

 

Learn to create a letter opener out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and decorating with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the letter opener shape and character. (Open to all levels)

 

Learn to create a leaf out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a shoulder to isolate material, how to use various punches to add detail and how to form with the anvil to give the leaf life. Once the leaf is finished the student will complete the other end with a twist and/or a decorative finial as time permits. Depending on time and skill, students could also make it into a wall hook or bottle opener. (Open to all levels)

  

Come explore how steel can be manipulated to create showable art that you can carry with you. (Open to all levels)

  

PLEASE READ: Student Health / Refund Policy / Age / Dress Code

NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students.

Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend class unless otherwise noted (ie: Fusing Tike, Teen and Creative Kids Classes) OR approval from Department Director.

Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes, shorts, skirts, or highly flammable clothing.




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