Workshops and Classes

We offer many classes and workshops throughout the year related to blacksmithing and knifemaking. We also host open forges on a biweekly basis. Check our calendar below to see all of our upcoming events.

OPEN FORGE

When: Wednesday evenings from 5-8PM.

Price: $30 to particpate; free to watch!

If you are interested in taking one of our classes, we strongly suggest that you attend the Open Forge prior to taking your course.  Come and meet the guys, take in the environment, get a feel for the metal and the heat, learn safety, etc.

* If you cannot make it to an Open Forge but are still interested in getting started, please check out our AirBnB option! This class caters to Beginners, as it teaches the basic skills you’ll need to start forging on your own! 

For more information about the Open Forge or Memberships, click below. 

YOUTH BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOP

When: November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
2019

Price: $325

We will start with a short safety in the smithy course. Then we will begin forging using a propane forge, starting with the basics; tapers, twists, bending. We will then incorporate these skills into making useful projects to take home!

For those who cannot make it to the evening classes, we are offering a  Black Friday Deal!  On Black Friday ONLY – your youth can come experience the forge for a day for just $175!!

*Beginner youth, start here! 

FRIDAY NIGHT DAMASCUS WORKSHOP

When: December 13, 2019

Price: $125

Learn the very basics of forging a simple Damascus billet.  

The billets will be preassembled so we’ll be able to dive right into forging!

*Beginner-level course.

FOLD FORMING & PATINA WORKSHOP

When: January 17-19, 2020

Price: $325

Instructed by Pat Downing, one of the few experts in these techniques!

Pat will first teach fold forming, a process of transforming flat sheets of metal into three dimensional sculpture, and then how to use both grown and commercial patinas and combinations of patinas to create spectacular finishes on these fold formed pieces.

*Beginner-level course. 

EXPLORING BLACKSMITHING CLASSES

If you are interested in taking beginner courses, check out our Exploring Blacksmithing Classes!

These are quick courses, held on Thursday evenings from 5:30PM-9PM.

FOLDER WORKSHOP

When: November 8-11, 2019

Price: $1,350

This is a Liner Lock Folder Workshop instructed by Master Smith Bill Burke!

Note: Mono steel will be provided – but if you want to use Damascus, it must be already forged, sized, & ready to start making the blade and fittings.

*Advanced-level course.

WELDING WORKSHOP

When:  November 30 – December 1, 2019

Price: $350

The purpose of this class is to learn proficiency in mig welding.

Each participant will leave with a pair of dice and a pillow that they fabricated themselves.

*Beginner-level course. 

CHEF KNIFE WORKSHOP

When: December 28-29, 2019

Price $450

You will forge am 8-inch blade from 1084 and then you will go through the processes of forging, grinding, heat treating, and handling the blade.

Learn how to forge and construct a chef knife and refine your grinding skills!

*Advanced-level course.

AirBnB

Additionally, we offer an AirBNB experience that will teach beginners the basics of blacksmithing with a small class emphasis. 

*Great place to start!

TEAM RETREAT!

Are you organizing a company event?Schedule a Team Building/Team Retreat!!

Pricing varies, as each experience is personalized for every individual group.

Contact us via email:

contact@grizzlyiron.com

or by phone:

602-716-9660