Blacksmithing Classes

Introduction to Blacksmithing Classes

Designed for those with an interest in learning the fundamentals of blacksmithing, and/or continuing their education. Students will learn to light and work with a coal forge to heat metal to more than red hot and then to use hammers and other tools to forge, bend and twist the hot metal to desired shapes.  Students will work hands-on with a coal burning forge and learn to forge iron into useful and decorative items.

The classes are intended for adults. However, responsible and well-behaved youth are invited to participate with accompanied, paid adult supervision, after confirming possible registration with staff.

2022 class schedule will be announced in the spring.
Classes are typically held April-June and August-September.


Kat Galli, Tourism & Events Coordinator at or (775) 277-1220

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NOTE: All forges, anvils, and other equipment will be set up to observe social distancing. Face coverings must be worn during the instruction portion of our classes. As blacksmithing with a face covering can be dangerous, participants and instructors will be allowed to remove their face covering while working. Please understand that there are typically two students per forge and anvil. We always pair students with their family members or friends. We recommend signing up with someone from your household. If you are uncomfortable about being paired with someone else, please wait for our 2022 classes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We want to ensure that all participants and instructors are safe.

This and other programs were supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Photos of past Blacksmithing Classes can be found on our Facebook page.

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