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Blacksmithing Apprenticeship
Anvil, Forge & Fire

1 weekend a month school year outdoor program teaching blacksmithing and metal shop skills!

Join our Blacksmith Shop! Learn the ancient folk craft of blacksmithing. Apprentice with expert blacksmiths on the anvil and forge. With every clang of your hammer, transform hot iron into tools and art. For beginner to advanced students, our small class size allows instructors to give individual attention to each Apprentices.

Register for this Apprenticeship by June 18 and save $100!

Apprenticeship

Make friends and get hands-on experience in the metal arts. With dedication and hard work, an Apprenticeship leads to life-long learning. The Blacksmithing Apprenticeship covers the following subjects:

Tool Use & Shop Safety Learn to safely use a wide variety of blacksmith tools in our studio workshop. Develop responsibility and independence while caring for tools and helping keep our shop organized.

Craftsmanship & Form Forge, split, twist and punch hot metal to create art, crafts, and tools you can take home. Craft edged tools such as knives and blades. Delve into physical and material sciences: metallurgy, thermodynamics and more!

Art & Design Study design in three dimensions. Explore the basics of creating functional and expressive forms. Go beyond the basics to explore more complex forging techniques. Develop your personal style as an artisan.

Our Apprenticeship Mentors are experienced artisan educators teaching authentic skills. They inspire positive growth through connection to nature, community, craft, and art.


How It Works

Studio Days Typically 1 Saturday or Sunday a month (8 total), Fall - Spring
During these monthly trainings, Apprentices join a team of friends learning with expert Mentors. Program days are 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. We offer two different apprenticeship options:

OPTION 1 - Grades 5-12: Blacksmith Shop

8 shop days Learn the basic to advanced methods exploring the arts of blacksmithing. Build your own toolkit and apprentice with our expert mentors.
See below for a full class schedule.

OPTION 2 - Grades 6-12: Bladesmith & Knife Making

8 shop days Become a Bladesmith. This program focuses on crafting edged tools: arrowheads, knives, axes, and more!
See below for a full class schedule.

Family Opportunity

+ Graduation Day May, Single Saturday
Parents, Guardians, and the entire family join Apprentices and Mentors for a community celebration of what we learned in our year.

+ Optional Community Programs Dates Vary
Apprentices and their immediate family get free admission to Trackers Campfire, Family Archery Range, and other Community Events.


Tuition

Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is monthly payments. Your first payment is due August 31.

Grade 5-12 - Blacksmith Shop 8 field days + Graduation
$95 deposit, then 9 monthly payments of $122 (total $1195)

Grade 6-12 - Bladesmith & Knifemaking 8 field days + Graduation
$95 deposit, then 9 monthly payments of $122 (total $1195)

Sibling Apprenticeship Discount 5% off with sibling registration of any other Apprenticeship. Contact Us
Scholarships & discounts cannot be combined.

Choose Your Schedule

Grades 5-12: Blacksmith Shop 8 studio days + graduation day
Grades 6-12: Bladesmith & Knifemaking 8 studio days + graduation day

Choose your Weekend (Green, Brown, Blue) and choose your day (Sunday or Saturday). Be sure the schedule features your option—Blacksmith Shop or Bladesmith & Knife Making. When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the weekends. Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules.

GREEN Weekend

Blacksmith Shop

Grade 5-12 Saturday Schedule

Bladesmith & Knifemaking

Grade 5-12 Sunday Schedule

  • September 17, 2022 Studio Day
  • October 8, 2022 Studio Day
  • October 29, 2022 Studio Day
  • January 7, 2023 Studio Day
  • January 28, 2023 Studio Day
  • February 18, 2023 Studio Day
  • March 11, 2023 Studio Day
  • April 15, 2023 Studio Day
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ
  • September 18, 2022 Field Day
  • October 9, 2022 Studio Day
  • October 30, 2022 Studio Day
  • January 8, 2023 Studio Day
  • January 29, 2023 Studio Day
  • February 19, 2023 Studio Day
  • March 12, 2023 Studio Day
  • April 16, 2023 Studio Day
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)

BROWN Weekend

Blacksmith Shop

Grade 5-12 Saturday Schedule

  • September 24, 2022 Studio Day
  • October 15, 2022 Studio Day
  • November 5, 2022 Studio Day
  • January 14, 2023 Studio Day
  • February 4, 2023 Studio Day
  • February 25, 2023 Studio Day
  • March 18, 2023 Studio Day
  • April 22, 2023 Studio Day
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)

BLUE Weekend

Blacksmith Shop

Grade 5-12 Saturday Schedule

Bladesmithing & Knifemaking Shop

Grade 5-12 Sunday Schedule

  • October 1, 2022 Studio Day
  • October 22, 2022 Studio Day
  • November 12, 2022 Studio Day
  • January 21, 2023 Studio Day
  • February 11, 2023 Studio Day
  • March 4, 2023 Studio Day
  • April 8, 2023 Studio Day
  • April 29, 2023 Studio Day
  • May 6, 2023 Studio Day (Trackers þing)
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)
  • October 2, 2022 Studio Day
  • October 23, 2022 Studio Day
  • November 13, 2022 Studio Day
  • January 22, 2023 Studio Day
  • February 12, 2023 Studio Day
  • March 5, 2023 Studio Day
  • April 9, 2023 Studio Day
  • April 30, 2023 Studio Day
  • May 7, 2023 Studio Day (Trackers þing)
  • May 13, 2023 Graduation (Family BBQ)
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