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.
RocAFC Blacksmithing Project Workshops are an excellent way to learn and explore working with metals. 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!
Types of Projects:
Utensil Rack: Whether for the grill or the kitchen or the workshop this hand crafted rack for hanging utensil or small tools is a perfect project for a beginner or intermediate student. (Open to all levels. Forging experience is a plus.)
Towel Rack: Whether for the bathroom, kitchen or the workshop this hand crafted rack for hanging towels is a perfect project for a beginner or intermediate student. (Open to all levels. Forging experience is a plus.)
Damascus Billet: Focus on the fundamental techniques of forge welding various types of steel to create a billet that you can use for future projects. Students may work in pairs for an introduction to striking. (The Forge Welding Skill Builder or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for this class. This class is limited to 5 students.)
If you have any questions, please contact our Smithing Director, Candace Martens, at email@example.com