Skill-Builds for Students

Looking for an alternative to classroom instruction? Try an LCMM Skill-Build! 

Skill-Builds are a great way for students to get hands-on skills and build proficiencies too! Choose your skill, get your hands dirty, and have fun!

Metal Arts

November & December, 2018

A 3-session Skill-Build for a handful of students in Nov. - Dec., tailored to students who are pursuing flexible pathways to graduation through personalized learning opportunities.

Due to the need to step up the instructional level for students who have already taken the Metal Arts Skill-Build here, we are basing this Skill-Build on a weekend with a master blacksmith (see below). The schedule is compact yet substantial. In addition to affording students additional practice in the forge, we also expect the students to do some research, design and reflecting/reporting on their own.

  • Session 1: Nov. 7 at 8:30 - 11:00am
  • Session 2 (2 days): Nov. 17-18 at 9:30am - 4pm both days
  • Session 3: Dec. 6 at 8:30 - 11:00am



Kris Jarrett: Kris Jarrett is an educator at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum whose interest in traditional blacksmithing began with the Philadelphia II replica project in the 1990's. He incorporates traditional skills including metal working at historical reenactments across New England.


Michael Imrie: Michael is an artisan blacksmith and owner/manager of Two Worlds Forge, LLC. as well as a blacksmithing workshop instructor at LCMM. He began doing metal work at about age thirteen. After learning drafting and welding in high school, he attended technical college in Toronto, where he completed a welding technology program that included metallurgy, metal fabrication, as well as a high-pressure welding certification (CWS SMAW 4G). Following college, Mike worked in stainless steel fabrication (restaurant equipment), as well as heavy structural steel fabrication.


Once you enroll in a Skill-Build, you are expected to commit to participating in all sessions. An absence due to unforeseen circumstances is acceptable.

You are also required to meet the requirements established by your teacher or principal.

Check with them to learn what these are.Please complete the form below and click submit when you're done.

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