Blacksmithing Classes

Introduction to Blacksmithing Classes

2021 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.

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

Class registration is on a FIRST PAID basis.

The two-day class is $150.00 per person. Please enclose payment via check (payable to the Town of Tonopah) or make your payment online.

Mail registration form, along with the liability release form and photo release form*, to Town of Tonopah, P.O. Box 151, Tonopah, NV 89049 or  via email to

Spots are reserved on a first-paid basis and can only be held if all forms are submitted. If forms are not submitted in a timely manner, the fee will be refunded, and the spot opened again.

A list of lodging in Tonopah can be found here.


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

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September 11-12, 2021 

Sat., Sept 11, 2021
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Sun., Sept 12, 2021
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Sign Up Form

Only ONE spot left – PLEASE CALL before making a payment.

September 18-19, 2021

Sat., Sept 18, 2021
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sun., Sept 19, 2021
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sign Up Form

Only ONE spot left – PLEASE CALL before making a payment.

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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The Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation is a Nevada 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose purpose is to preserve Nevada’s mining history, heritage, and the life surrounding it at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park. Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. § 170(c). All contributions made to the Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation become its sole property and will be used as determined by the Board of Trustees.
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