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
November 09 - November 13
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $875.00
Member Tuition: $787.50
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
December 07 - December 11
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $70
Tuition: $875.00
Member Tuition: $787.50
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
November 25 - November 26
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $60
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Colt Allen
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
November 07 - November 28
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Colt Allen
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
October 03 - October 24
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Colt Allen
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
September 05 - September 26
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
September 15 - September 17
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $50
Tuition: $525.00
Member Tuition: $472.50
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Colt Allen
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
December 05 - December 19
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $150.00
Member Tuition: $135.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
October 07 - October 08
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $35
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Class
adult with experience
November 01 - November 29
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $270.00
Member Tuition: $243.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
October 21 - October 22
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $30
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
September 23 - September 24
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $30
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
December 16 - December 17
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Class
adult with experience
December 06 - December 27
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $270.00
Member Tuition: $243.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Class
adult with experience
September 06 - September 27
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $270.00
Member Tuition: $243.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Class
adult with experience
October 04 - October 25
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $270.00
Member Tuition: $243.00
Available
Blacksmithing Classes
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
October 28 - October 29
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
October 14 - October 15
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $50
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
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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