Apprentice in the craft and folklore of blacksmithing 1 weekend a month. Train with our Artisans Guild and learn to blacksmith at the Trackers forge by fire, hammer, and anvil. In this year-round program we forge tapers, split, twist and punch hot metal to make aesthetically pleasing and useful items.
The Artisans Guild
As a Blacksmithing Apprentice you join our Artisans Guild. Our best educators and returning students guide Apprentices as they learn as a team.
Apprentices work together as part of a powerful learning team. They connect with like-minded peers while building authentic skills and sharing a deep relationship with nature. This is not just a club, this can be a life-long path of study in an ancient arts.
Blacksmithing Apprenticeship In this program, you learn the basics of blacksmithing. You forge, split, twist and punch hot metal to make art and tools. Immerse yourself in the craft and folklore of blacksmithing 1-weekend a month. Apprentice by the forge with our expert mentors. Learn shop safety and the craft of bending metal with fire, hammer and anvil.
Bladesmith Apprenticeship Arrowheads, Knives & Axes! Forge your own by fire & hammer. Move & fold metal on the anvil. Immerse yourself in the craft of bladesmithing 1- weekend a month. Apprentice with our expert mentors. Learn shop safety and the craft of metal bending.
No Prior Blacksmithing Experience Required
Our Blacksmithing Apprenticeship works best with varying levels of experience. Similar to a martial arts dojo, more advanced students are occasionally charged to help teach a skill to beginning students. With oversight from a guild mentor, this proven method helps creates a true learning community.
How it works
Apprentice Field Days - 9 program meetings: 1 Saturday a month, Fall - Spring. At our monthly meetings, Apprentices join a team of friends learning our teachers. For flexibility, we offer several schedule options. Check in is at 8:45 AM and check out is at 4:30 PM. See below for dates.
Community Celebration Day - Saturday June 1.
Parents and family join Apprentices and Teachers for a community celebration of what we learned.
Optional Community & Family Programs - Dates Vary
Mariners Apprentices and immediate family can join us for fun Community Events and our Skills Nights.