Introduction to Blacksmithing

Currently classes on January 2nd.  More dates will be added  soon.

Sat. Sept. 19th, 10am-2:30pm

Sat. October 3rd, 10am-2:30pm

Sat. October 24th, 10am-2:30pm

Sat. January 2nd, 10am-2:30pm


Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith & Metal Arts
2748 Dogtown Road

Goochland, VA 23063Google Maps

Have you wondered if blacksmithing is for you? Wanted to try it, but didn't know where to start or who to ask? Never swung a hammer or hit hot metal, but are fascinated by watching blacksmiths at work?

Well....Join us for our next Introduction to Blacksmithing class at the Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith & Metal Arts. In this class we'll learn about basic safety; introduce some basic tools and techniques; and work on a simple project or two.

Working with hot metal requires some precautions - substantial, closed-toed shoes are required. Cotton, wool, or other non-synthetic clothing is preferred - things like nylon or fleece can melt and stick to skin. Lightweight gloves are optional, we'll teach ways to work with the metal that shouldn't need gloves. Eye and Ear protection are required - we can provide it or you can bring your own.

Minimum age 18 (unaccompanied), 16 (if accompanied by responsible adult).