Beginner blacksmithing for kids @Blackwood St

Course summary

Join this beginners workshop to learn the craft of blacksmithing. During this hands on outdoor class learn the basics of blacksmithing including selection and use of tongs, hammer techniques, forging a point, flattening metal, bending and twisting metal into shapes, hardening and softening metal and texturing techniques. Practice these new found skills to make your own letter opener on the day, guided by our experienced tutor. This workshop is both engaging and calming, the perfect activity to unplug and get creative.

Suitable for children between the ages of 10-16.

What you will learn

  • basics of blacksmithing
  • hands on practice guided by an experienced tutor
  • how to make a letter opener

What to bring

  • all materials are provided
  • wear long a long sleeve shirt and closed in shoes
  • water bottle

About the tutor

Rob Nansen (Jesses Stump Blacksmithing and Bush Furniture) is a Melbourne based artisan who works with iron and wood using traditional hand tools and techniques. Along with creating original pieces, Rob facilitates beginner workshops so others can also experience these slow and meditative crafts.

Course cost

COST: $70.00

Class availability: 7 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Friday 4 October
10.00am – 12.00pm (ages of 10-16)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

7 PLACES AVAILABLE

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