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.
Forge Welding (Skill Builder): Learn the fundamentals of Forge Welding. Forge welding is sometimes referred to as hammer welding, it is where you use the heat from the fire and the pressure from the hammer to join 2 or more pieces of steel. It is one the primary skills of a blacksmith. This class is a prerequisite for any Damascus Classes.
After covering the basics of a successful forge weld and how to achieve it students will be able to try various joint configurations. Students will create a sample board to take home.
If you already have forging experience and wish to work on a specific project or advanced technique you must contact the Blacksmithing Director at email@example.com to confirm if we will be able to accommodate your project. (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.)
Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Night Classes are an excellent way to learn and explore 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 skill building endeavors that focus on the fundamental techniques used in working steel. Students will work building the skills needed to be able to take their projects to the next level.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.