Read about all our Blacksmithing Opportunities: facilities, Hammer-In Event, Blacksmithing Guild, and more.
Blacksmith Hammer-In - May 25
This year's featured demonstrator, Peter Happny of Portsmouth, NH, is an extremely talented blacksmith with 40 years of experience. Read more about Peter and see his gallery of exceptional work online at www.peterhappny.com. Registration required.
Date May 25, 2013, 9am - 4pm
Fee $35 ($25 Members); includes lunch
Teen Basic Blacksmithing Robert Wetzel
Teens ages 14-17 will learn management of a traditional blacksmiths forge and the techniques of shaping hot iron into useful or decorative items. No previous experience required.
Dates: July 20-21; Cost: $165.00 ($148 Members)
Teen Advanced Blacksmithing Projects Robert Wetzel
This is an advanced projects workshop for teenage students with previous blacksmithing experience. Enhance your design and forgery skills.
Dates: August 10-11; Cost: $165.00 ($148 Members)
Basic Blacksmithing Peter Wells Open to students with no previous metalworking experience, these workshops cover basic iron working skills including coal forge management, tools and materials of the trade and basic forging techniques. 2 or 3 day classes.
2 Day July 13-14; Cost $215.00 ($193 Members)
3 Day July 26-28; Cost $280.00 ($252 Members)
Blacksmithing Projects Peter Wells
Design and produce your own projects while strengthening basic forging skills and exploring advanced techniques. Choose 2 or 3 day classes.
2 Day August 3-4, 9:30-4:30 Cost $215 ($193 Members)
3 Day August 16-18, 9:30-4:30 Cost $280 ($252 Members)
Basic Bladesmithing Robert Bordeaux
This two-day course will teach students how to forge a hidden tang knife blade including the basics of how to heat treat and temper blades. Each student goes home with a complete knife. 9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Offered five times this season!
Select from these Dates June 8-9; or July 6-7; or August 24-25; September 21-22; October 19-20
Cost $175 ($157 Members)
Bronze Casting 101 Richard Butz
Ever wanted to make objects in bronze? During this two-day, hands-on workshop you will learn how to assemble or make the equipment necessary to operate a small foundry using the sand casting method. Limited to 6 participants – a great opportunity for a parent-child (12+) experience.
Date July 13-14; Cost $175 ($157 Members)
Bronze Casting 101- two day Richard Butz
Ever wanted to make objects in bronze? During this two-day, hands-on workshop you will learn how to
assemble or make the equipment necessary to operate a small foundry using the sand casting method. Limited to 6 participants – a great opportunity for a parent-child (12+) experience.
Date October 12-13, 9am - 4:30pm; Cost $100 ($90 Members)
Open only to LCMM Members, the Blacksmithing Guild opens access to our 1,800-square-foot Rinehart Blacksmithing Arts Center to experienced blacksmiths for their individual projects. Read more about the Blacksmithing Guild and how to participate.
Two-Row Wampum Bracelet
with instructor Linda Longtoe Sheehan, Elnu Abenaki Tribe
Learn the historical significance of wampum. See samples of finished wampum belts and a demonstration of wampum weaving. Then make your own glass wampum bracelet with step-by- step verbal instructions. All materials included. 4 hours.
Date June 27, 5pm-9pm Cost $60 ($54 Members)
Introduction to Twining
with instructor Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Elnu Abenaki Tribe
Twined baskets, bags and containers pre-date the ash splint baskets that the Wabanaki people are known for. It is the oldest method of basket making known in the North Eastern United States. In this beginner level class, learn to twine by making a small project, such as an ipod or cellphone holder, which you get to bring home. These skills can then be applied toward making a belt or strap. 3-4 hours.
Date June 29, 10am-4pm Cost $90 ($54 Members)
SOLO Wilderness First Aid Afloat Certification (WFAA)
This two-day SOLO certification course is designed for boaters, outdoor enthusiasts, trip leaders, park rangers, outdoor educators and mountain and river guides. Our "hands-on" approach trains you to act competently in the kind of emergencies you are most likely to encounter and to teach you the basics of back-country care. You will be introduced to wilderness crisis and response methods that could save your life or someone else's in an emergency situation in the wilderness. The course includes Universal Safety Precautions, Patient Assessment System, Soft Tissue Injuries, Basic Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System, Injuries and Stabilization (including head, neck and spine), Preventing, Recognizing and Treating Heat and Cold-Related Emergencies, Getting Help: Rescue Plans, and Epinephrine and First Aid Kits. Instructor Andrea Kane holds certifications as a SOLO WEMT, Vermont EMT-I, AHA BLS Instructor, PHTLS, PEPP, and Ice Rescue Technician. For more information about SOLO and this course please visit www.soloschools.com.
Dates Saturday June 1 (Noon to 5pm) and Sunday June 2 (8:30am - 6:30pm)
Optional AHA Heartsaver Plus CPR course Saturday night 6-8pm - see below.
Cost $160 (sorry, no Members discount on this course)
American Heart Association Heartsaver Plus CPR Certification
A hands-on course certifying you in the current standard of Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation. Learn how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies - skills that may save the life of someone you love.
Date June 1 6pm-8pm
Cost $40 (sorry, no Members discount on this course)