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

101777-the-war-hammer-workshop-session-b
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
March 16 - March 17
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $60
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
101728-the-war-hammer-workshop-session-a
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
January 20 - January 21
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $60
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
101723-teen-blacksmithing-session-c
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
March 05 - March 26
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
101722-teen-blacksmithing-session-b
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
February 06 - February 27
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
101721-teen-blacksmithing-session-a
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Teen
open to teens 13+
January 09 - January 30
Tuesday, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $10
Tuition: $200.00
Member Tuition: $180.00
Available
101733-paring-knives-workshop
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
February 17 - February 18
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $35
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
101725-open-forge-session-b
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Class
adult with experience
February 07 - February 28
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $270.00
Member Tuition: $243.00
Available
101724-open-forge-session-a
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Class
adult with experience
January 10 - January 31
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $270.00
Member Tuition: $243.00
Available
101778-making-a-tomahawk-workshop
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
March 23 - March 24
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $30
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
101793-knife-sheath-workshop
Instructor: Katie Coleman
Medium: Blacksmithing, Special Interest, Leather
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
January 27 - January 28
Saturday, Sunday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $50
Tuition: $208.00
Member Tuition: $187.20
Available
101727-intro-to-the-hand-forged-blade-workshop-session-b
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
March 09 - March 10
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
101726-intro-to-the-hand-forged-blade-workshop-session-a
Instructor: Aidan Garrity
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
January 13 - January 14
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $350.00
Member Tuition: $315.00
Available
101730-forging-cooking-utensilsspoons-ladles-bowls-workshop
Instructor: Marsha Trattner
Medium: Blacksmithing, Metals
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
January 27 - January 28
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $385.00
Member Tuition: $346.50
Available
101732-forged-arrowheads-workshop
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
February 10 - February 11
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $20
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
101734-intro-to-blacksmithing-workshop-session-c
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
March 06 - March 27
Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
101731-intro-to-blacksmithing-workshop-session-b
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
February 03 - February 04
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
101720-intro-to-blacksmithing-workshop-session-a
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
January 06 - January 07
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Available
101763-garden-tools-workshop
Instructor: Mace Vitale
Medium: Blacksmithing
Adult Workshop
Adult all levels
March 02 - March 03
Saturday, Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee payable with tuition: $45
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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