Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blacksmith workshop

 March 15 and 16  or March 29 and 30th (two classes per session )     11-2  hammer iron and learn to make some useful household items. return students can choose a project, perhaps window treatment or towel holder
IMG_6258 (640x427)1 child or adult $245 or  with a buddy  $460  ($230 each)
Sign up with a friend and save $15 ea.
             (please call or email to confirm)

Must sing a waiver. Village Green is not responsible for any injuries
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8 and up is best, adults are welcome to sign up!

Very basic introduction to blacksmith. 
Skill level, beginner to intermediate. We'll make an easy project, an S hook and a plant hanger.
**Return students will make a  fire poker, towel bar or coat hook. I am not a knife maker. That requires special heat treating and annealing, however we can make the shapes if return student would like to try it.
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We'll hammer iron, learn proper posture and holding techniques, shop safety and more
I'll demo then you can try your 'arm and hammer'
Must wear canvas or denim pants, fitted cotton long sleeve shirt, wear layers. Flannel shirt, denim shirt, leather shoes. No synthetic materials. They can melt and burn skin.
Hair must be tied back. NO Fleece, no baggy clothes.
I would be willing to discuss the hourly rental of the studio with interested adults.
I have been a practicing blacksmith for over 15 years, taking classes from Scott Shattuck at the Duwamish trade center through SSCC, Continuing my education through weekend workshops with David Lisch, master damascus knife maker (I do not make knives,
we practiced other skills) and apprenticed for Shannon Buckner of 'Bent productions'
Vera 206-819-8544
10223 26th Ave SW Seattle Wa 98146 
Street parking. Shop is onsite at Village Green