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1087 Bellevue Rd

(google map)

​The Virginia School of Traditional Arts will be offering​

The "Basics of Blacksmithing" $85
Students will receive 16 hours of instruction where they develop their own designs. The possibilities are endless. Students can expect to forge items to take home.
9am - 4pm

Saturday 1/26/2019
Saturday 2/ 16/2019
Saturday 3/16/2019

More information can be found at:
https://vsta.homesteadcloud.com/

"Basics of Blacksmithing"
This course is designed to introduce blacksmithing tools and techniques.

First Day
Instructors will cover shop safety, types of forges, tools, and types of metal. Each student will demonstrate pointing, drawing out, tapering, forging starts and stops, hot cutting, scrolling, twisting, punching, as well as hot chisel work.

Second day
Students will use their new skills to forge leaf keyrings and hooks.


Advanced classes in knife making, tool making, and the artist blacksmith will be offer later in the year. The Basics of Blacksmithing class is a prerequisite and must be completed prior to attending the advanced classes.

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