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Blacksmithing for Beginners

A close-up of hot metal on an anvil being struck with a tool.

April 13 , 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


All seats in this class have been filled! Stay tuned for future classes.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to work with fire and shape metal? In this one-day class for adult beginners, participants will learn how to start and manage a fire, safe blacksmithing practices, and basic techniques for shaping metal. At the end of the class, you will take home a fire poker you’ve made with your new skills!

This is a 5-hour program. Attendees should bring a sack lunch. Aprons, gloves, and ear and eye protection will be provided, but if you already own protective equipment, you are welcome to bring it to the class to wear at the discretion of the instructor. Please wear natural fibers, long pants, and sturdy closed-toed shoes such as boots. This class will involve repetitive motions with heavy items such as hammers, and there will be breaks for all participants throughout. For accessibility questions, please contact us at info@lcmm.org or 802-475-2022.

Blacksmith Center at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

4472 Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes, VT 05491 United States
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