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Blacksmithing Classes & Workshops

The Blacksmithing Forge at GAC

Guilford Art Center operates a fully-equipped forge where students take classes and workshops in blacksmithing, swordsmithing, bladesmithing and metalworking. It is one of the largest working/teaching forges in the Northeast that is open to students of all levels and abilities.

Blacksmithing for All Levels

Our award-winning instructors are highly regarded in their fields, offering expertise across the metal arts. Classes range from the functional items, including knives, blades, cooking utensils, to sculptural, including jewelry and other decorative iron objects. We cater to absolute beginners, experienced students and hobbyists, as well as accomplished artisans. Introductory sessions run multiple times throughout each semester; most workshops are 1-2 days, while some extend to 3 or 4. Classes typically run for 4-6 weeks. Additionally, we offer classes just for teens who are looking to experience this special art form with friends and peers. Private instruction is also available. Planning to take a class? You’ll need to make sure you wear the following items: safety glasses, leather work gloves, jeans and non-flammable cotton shirts and boots or leather shoes.

Current Blacksmithing Classes & Workshops

Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
adult with experience
August 22 - August 26
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $170
Tuition: $875.00
Member Tuition: $787.50
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
August 31 - September 01
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $35
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing
Instructor: Marsha Trattner
Medium: Blacksmithing, Metals
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
August 03 - August 04
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $385.00
Member Tuition: $346.50
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
August 07 - August 28
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
July 06 - July 07
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
August 17 - August 18
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
July 20 - July 21
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
July 27 - July 28
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $50
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
July 13
Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Anna Koplik
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
August 10 - August 11
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $455.00
Member Tuition: $409.50
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
July 02 - July 30
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
August 06 - August 27
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
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Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
May 04 - May 05
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
103168-forging-spoons-workshop
Instructor: Marsha Trattner
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
June 02
Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $192.50
Member Tuition: $173.25
Available
103166-bladesmithing-throwing-knives-workshop
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
May 18 - May 19
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $65
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
103181-forging-khukuri-knives-workshop
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Class
Adult all levels
May 02 - May 30
Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $65
Tuition: $375.00
Member Tuition: $337.50
Available
103165-forging-hearts-roses-workshop
Instructor: Marsha Trattner
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Campus
open to all levels
May 11 - May 12
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $385.00
Member Tuition: $346.50
Available
103180-forging-a-belt-axe-workshop
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
April 13 - April 14
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $70
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available

Our Location

Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street (Route 77) in Guilford, CT, along the Connecticut shoreline.  

Our campus is conveniently located off I-95, exit 58, approximately 15 minutes north of New Haven and only minutes away from the historic Guilford Green.

Look for our sign directly across from the Guilford Police Station; follow the long entranceway to back to our colorful school, shop and gallery buildings.

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