Blacksmithing Introductory Class - December 16 - 17, 2017
We will remove this event when the course is full.
***Special Note: December 2017 will be the last time Les Forges de Montreal is able to offer our Introductory blacksmithing class for $500 + tax. As of January 2018, this class will cost $600 + tax.
We've decided to offer two last more classes in the month of December so that interested people can still take advantage of lower costs.
*Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite class for this class. You must be 13+ years old to attend this class and we require your parent to accompany you if you are under 18 for the first day of class.
To purchase your spot in this class, send an email to the address below with the course date and title you want to attend. We will email you an electronic form for you to fill out, register, collect payment and lock your spot. We are booking this class on a first paid basis, so don't delay if you decide to join us:
info | lesforgesdemontreal ! org
Teacher for the this class: Pierre Bedard
Language: This class will be taught in English.
If you have no prior blacksmithing experience, this is the first class you need to take.
Our introductory blacksmithing class is intended to give students the well-rounded introduction they need as a good foundation to build upon. If you’ve never done any blacksmithing and want to try, this is the first class you need to take as a prerequisite to our other classes.
The class will begin with an overview of the workshop, the tools used and the procedures to using them safely.
The basic techniques of forging are taught while creating fun to learn and functional projects that students take home. Students will learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing which include, drawing material, forging a point, twisting, drifting, hot cutting, forge welding, heat treatment and more.
Once you’ve had the chance to warm up at the fire, you’ll make a series of tools needed to complete the final class project. From nail, to cutting tool to decorative wall hook; students will learn blacksmithing as they create.
This is definitely a hands-on class and can be physically demanding to the uninitiated; therefore, you should come prepared and capable of the work required.
Taking this class will also provide graduates with the opportunity of acquiring membership to Les Forges de Montreal and all the benefits that come with.
You will be provided with all tools and safety equipment required to attend the class. Please wear steel-toe footwear and cotton clothing. Do not wear synthetic materials as they tend to melt to the skin when blacksmithing.
Bring your lunch to class as there are not many restaurant options near the shop and we try to keep lunch breaks to one hour or less to ensure time is maximized at the forge. Also bring a water bottle that can refilled at the shop as necessary because you will definitely need to drink lots of water.
Classes are from 9am - 5pm everyday.
Students will also be required to sign our waiver before class begins.
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