Beyond the Basics of Blacksmithing for Teens

October 16 - October 17, 2021

Beyond the Basics of Blacksmithing for Teens

$270.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $200
Material Fee: $70
Registration Fee: $

Take your basic knowledge of blacksmithing to the next level and delve into several different projects designed to hone your skills. Your interests will determine the topics covered such as basic tool making and heat treating processes. This class will afford you the skills to progress into the higher skill level classes or other more intense project based courses. This workshop is for those that have already taken at least one basic blacksmithing class or have had some previous lessons.  

Level: Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Ages 13-17, Youth

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Dan O’Sullivan

Dan was introduced to Blacksmithing at Peters Valley during college. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Dan apprenticed as a Blacksmith. This led him to train at the International College of French Wrought Ironwork in Muizon, France, years working at a high profile architectural metal company, and a couple of years teaching Blacksmithing at a craft school in Ireland. Dan is now a Union Ironworker and Welding Instructor.