During this 5 week class you will get the basics you need to develop a foundation in blacksmithing. Start with building and maintaining a forge fire and move to tool skills for forged tapers, twisting, splitting punching and riveting steel. As the class progresses, each of these skills will be applied to specific projects including wall hooks, leaf finials, bottle openers, tool making, and more. Designed for beginners! Bring bottled water. This class is great for beginners as well as intermediate smiths looking to fine tune their skills. Class size is limited to 6 students. Students should wear comfortable, natural fiber (cotton) clothes they don't mind getting messy, work boots or closed toed shoes and safety glasses. A materials fee of $35 is PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the class.