Classes at the Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith and Metal Arts
1600 Valley Road Richmond, VA 23222
Introduction to Blacksmithing Saturday, February 17 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry Veneziano $100 non-guild members/$25 guild members
Always wanted to try blacksmithing? Here's your chance! The class will cover the tools of the trade, safety, and basic techniques. This will be a hands-on class; everyone will go home with a completed project!
Class size is limited. Students should wear comfortable, natural fiber (cotton) clothes they don't mind getting messy, work boots or shoes, and safety glasses.
(Guild member's fee will be applied towards your membership dues.)
This Class is Full.
Introduction to Blacksmithing Saturday, May 19 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Forged Fashion Saturday, July 7 & Sunday, July 8 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Instructor: Ellen Durkan $250 non-guild members/$200 guild members
Class will focus on making something wearable. We will go over various forging, forming, riveting techniques. We will discuss design ideas and how to complete them, feel free to come with a design in mind or just sort it out as you learn new techniques and how to apply them. Class welcomes both beginners and advanced students.