Introduction to Blacksmithing

June 21 - June 25, 2024

Introduction to Blacksmithing


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $90

This hands-on intensive will empower you and build your confidence in working in a blacksmithing studio. Each participant will be able to  plan and create a small project during class. The workshop will offer instruction in coal forge set up, fire control, and tool use, and will also cover bending and forge welding. This workshop welcomes participants with no prior experience, as well as those who wish to refine their fundamentals.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: 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: Adult



Walter Ware III

Walter Ware is an artist, a blacksmith and a sculptor. He has over twenty years’ experience working with stone, wood, metal, plastic, and fiber arts. He founded and operated Eregion Forge and Foundry in Denver, CO from 2004 to 2019 and currently manages the 3-D Arts Studio for Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver. Walter holds a BFA, with an emphasis in Sculpture and BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing a MA in Art and Technology. He has a passion for learning and teaching.

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