NOTE: 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.

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Blacksmithing Sampler

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PLEASE READ: 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. Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have concerns with your physical or mental health, cognitive processing, vision, hearing, or hand dexterity PLEASE contact us at 585-349-7110 or email info@rocafc.com before signing up! We want to ensure a satisfactory and SAFE experience for you, and all students and faculty. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

$80.00

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.

NOTE: Blacksmithing Classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes 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!

If you have any questions, please contact our Smithing Director, Candace Martens, at blacksmithing@rocafc.com.
    Details:
    • 3.5-hour class period: 6:30pm-10pm
    • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
    • All materials and safety equipment included
    • Complimentary coffee available and vending machines

    Course Feedback:

      "A great father and son experience! You only need to know how to hold a hammer!"
      -- Daniel Steiner

      Available Sampler Sessions: (Each class will focus on the topic listed, see below for project descriptions)

      • Thursday, May 13th: Pie Shovel (6:30pm-10pm)
      • Friday, May 21st: Forged Nails (6:30pm-10pm)
      • Tuesday, May 25th: Towel Holder (6:30pm-10pm)
      • Thursday, June 3rd: Infinity Key Fob (6:30pm-10pm)
      • Monday, June 7th: Ice Cream Spoon (6:30pm-10pm)
      • Wednesday, June 9th: Duck Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
      • Tuesday, June 15th: Smiling Bunny Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)

      Project Descriptions:

      • Spaghetti Fork: Celebrate Spaghetti Day and learn to create a 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)
      • Marzipan Knife:  Celebrate Marzipan Day and learn to create a pastry knife out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forming with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the utensils shape and then complete it with some rough filing and grinding. (Open to all levels)
      • Cat Bottle Opener:  Celebrate Answer your Cat's Questions Day 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)
      • Daisy Key Fob: Celebrate Daisy Day and learn to create a key fob with a daisy end 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 fob shape. (Open to all levels)
      • Ice Cream Spoon: Celebrate Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and learn to create a spoon designed for eating ice cream 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 utensils shape. (Open to all levels)
      • Letter Opener: Celebrate Thank a Mailman Day and 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)
      • Pizza CutterCelebrate 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) 
      • Nut Cracker: Celebrate Chocolate Covered Nut Day and learn to create a nut cracker 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 utensils shape and character. (Open to all levels)
      • Pig Tailed Steak TurnerCelebrate National Pig Day and learn to create a steak turner 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 utensils shape and character.  (Open to all levels)
      • Wordy Bottle Opener: Celebrate Grammar Day and learn to create a bottle opener with a custom message on the handle out of metal by hot forging and stamping. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and decorating with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the bottle opener shape and character. (Open to all levels)
      • Go Berserk Trivet: Celebrate Get over it Day and learn to create a free flowing trivet 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 trivet shape and character.  (Open to all levels)
      • Goofy Bottle Opener: Celebrate Goof Off Day and learn to create a free flowing bottle 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 opener shape and character.  (Open to all levels) 
      • Blacksmith Garden KnifeCelebrate Tax Day by learning to cut costs.  Students will hot forge a garden knife out of high carbon steel. The class will go over the basic operations of forging with the anvil and  hammer.  Then they will file and grind their knives.  Finally the instructors will assist with heat treatment. (Open to all levels) 
      • Star Wars Key FobCelebrate Star Wars Day and learn to create a key fob with a decorative star wars themed end out of metal by hot forging and stamping. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and decorating with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the fob shape and character. (Open to all levels)
      • Pie Shovel: Celebrate Apple Pie 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)
      • Forged NailsCelebrate Rapture Party Day by learning to hot forge nails out of metal. The class will go over the basic operations of forging nails with the anvil, hammer and heading tool to give the nails shape. Time permitting we can add character to the heads with decorative stamps. (Open to all levels)
      • Towel Holder: Celebrate Towel Day and learn to create a wall mounted towel holder out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forging with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the holder shape and character. (Open to all levels) 
      • Infinity Key Fob: Celebrate Repeat Day and learn to create an infinity shaped key fob out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forging with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the key fob shape and character. (Open to all levels) 
      • Duck Bottle Opener: Celebrate Donald Duck Day and learn to create a duck headed bottle opener out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forging with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the bottle opener shape and character. (Open to all levels)
      • Smiling Bunny Bottle Opener: Celebrate Smile Power Day and learn to create a smiling bunny bottle opener out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of forging with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the bottle opener shape and character. (Open to all levels)
      (NOTE: Above are examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. The topic of each class is listed with the corresponding date.) 

       
      Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:

      NOTE: Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend class unless otherwise noted (ie: Fusing Tike, Teen and Creative Kids Classes). 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 make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

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