Ages 13-17 Jump into the amazing world of blacksmithing. You will learn basic techniques from tapers to scrolls, bending, forming, hot punching and drifting, hot cutting, basics of tool usage and selection from hammers to tongs to anvils and vises! Expect to leave with a baseline understanding of hot forging of steel, coal forge maintenance and tool use. Students with some previous experience are welcome too, there is always more to learn!
Mace Vitale is a Journeyman smith in the American Bladesmith Society and a full-time knife maker since 2002. He has been running the Blacksmith program at the Guilford Art Center in CT for the last several years teaching both adults and teens the way of the hammer and anvil.
Tuition: $200 Materials Fee: $70
This workshop runs from 9am to 4pm each day.
Please Note: On-campus lodging is not permitted for anyone under the age of 18 unless accompanied by an adult. The Dining Hall is closed for the season so participants are responsible for their own meals. Kitchens are available in the dorms for those staying on campus.