Introduction to Blacksmithing Class

$100.00

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?  Are you a beginning blacksmith looking to expand your skills?

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June 26, 2021

10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Ticket Price $100.00 non refundable

6 tickets maximum

 

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?  Are you a beginning blacksmith looking to expand your skills?
Well then…. Join us June 26th 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 recommended – 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 for $5.00 or you can bring your own.
– Minimum age 18 (no exceptions please).
– If you are buying a ticket for someone else, please let us know who will attend the class and provide contact information so we can best tailor the instruction for the class make-up or contact attendees in case of last-minute changes or cancellation.

– Bring your own lunch. We will take a mid-class break. We will have water and ice

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The Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild and Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith & Metal Arts consider the safety and health of all who participate in our events and activities to be of the utmost importance and highest priority. We are continuing to closely monitor the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and the Orders of the Governor of the Commonwealth for the most recent recommendations. We expect and appreciate the cooperation of all who participate in our events to protect the safety and well-being of ourselves and others.
• If you are not feeling well or have traveled out of the country in the last 2 weeks, please stay home.

• ALL people attending MUST sign in with name and contact information.
• Upon entering the building, temperature checks will be done and anyone with 100.4 degree or greater temperature will be asked to leave.
• We will follow the current CDC and VDH recommendations for wearing masks and social distancing in an indoor setting