101 North Peabody Avenue
Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560
Instructor: Pat Thompson
In this three day introductory course, students will learn the basics of beginning a blacksmithing practice in a low-pressure, exploratory environment at the artist’s studio. This course is perfect for those who are curious about blacksmithing and want to find out if this craft is the one for you!
Students will start with making home-made nails just like apprentices did in previous centuries. From there they will be moving on more sophisticated pieces, students can talk to the instructor about specific items that they want to make.
Students will be working with both propane and coal. All tools and materials will be included. Please remember to wear cotton based clothing as opposed to synthetics.
By the end of this course, students will have several creations to bring home. Suitable for students ages 16 and up.