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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-617-9644.
If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.
Rose: Come create a beautiful piece of art to decorate your home or give as a gift to someone you care about. This project focuses on learning hammer control through applied texture. Students will also get to express their creative side while forming the individual petals into a cohesive flower. (Open to all levels)
Horse Head Trinket: 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)
Candle Holder: Learn to create a candle holder out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a fishtail finial and scrolling it. They will also create a cup for the candle and rivet the pieces together. (Open to all levels)
Dog Head Trinket: 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)
Letter Opener: This is a great starter project. Students will be introduced to simple tapers, rounding, and scrolls to create a small letter opener in mild steel. Starting with just 3" of 3/8 square bar you will make a 5-6" long letter opener. (Open to all levels)
Cheese Slicer: Learn to make a decorative cheese slicer for your next party! Depending on time and skill students could also make decorative cheese labels. (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.)
Looking for a way to heat up your relationship or just do something outrageously cool? Tired of the same old dinner, bar or movie? Bring your loved one or buddy out to Arc + Flame for a fun evening in our blacksmith shop. We provide everything: entertaining instructors, light snacks, beverages and all the materials necessary to make a beautiful finished project with your partner. Projects vary by date so be sure to check the listing. The cost covers one couple (2 people) for the price of $180.
NOTE: The Blacksmith Date Night is a very interactive class that involves significant physical activity. If this sounds like your idea for a great experience, we promise you an evening that you will remember for years to come!
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.
NOTE: 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!
- 4-hour class period: 7:00pm-11:00pm (*Unless otherwise noted)
- Enrollment: 4 to 10 students (2-5 couples)
- Experience required: None
- All materials and safety equipment included
- Light appetizers, soft drinks and water included
- Complimentary coffee available and vending machines
Available Couple's Sessions: (Price covers both people for any one of the following sessions) (Each class will focus on the topic listed)
- Friday, January 4th: Rose
- Saturday, January 12th: Horse Head Trinket
- Friday, February 1st: Rose
- Friday, February 8th: Rose
- Saturday, February 9th: Candle Holder
- *Sunday, February 10th: Rose (*5:30pm-9:30pm) Note time change
- *Thursday, February 14th: Rose (*6:30pm-10:30pm) Note time change
- Friday, March 1st: Rose
- Saturday, March 9th: Cheese Slicer
- Friday, April 5th: Rose
- Saturday, April 13th: Letter Opener
- Friday, May 3rd: Rose
- Saturday, May 11th: Dog Head Trinket
"Awesome Night! We had high expectations, but they were exceeded by far."
-- Zachary and Amanda Keep
"Hot, sweaty and totally awesome!"
-- Jennifer Rubens
"Instructors had great interaction with novices."
-- Jerry Urban
"This was a great introduction to blacksmithing. I would definitely take another course!"
-- Dillon Saldan
Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:
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 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: email@example.com.