Classes

Want to Learn How to Blacksmith?

Blacksmithing Classes are held at:

611 W. 11th Street

Bay 18

Bloomington, Indiana

Brown County Forge Classes - Bloomington Indiana

Class Times Starting in September

Fridays

Beginners Class: By Appointment

Saturdays

Beginners Class: 1 PM – 4 PM

Sundays

Knife Making Class: 1 PM – 5 PM

Beginners Classes

Beginner Blacksmithing Classes - Indiana - Brown County Forge

This is a 2-3 hour class covering the basic blacksmithing skills of drawing out, upsetting, bending, quenching, and scrolling.

You will hand-forge a project to take home. Past projects have been fire pokers, wall hooks, S hooks, bottle openers, and keychains.

Hundreds of class photos and videos are available on Facebook.

Find out about what Taking a Class is like here.

Class Size: 1 – 4 people

Class Fee: $120 per person ($110 if paid by check.)

Open Dates:

September: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

*July and August are the hottest months of the year so for safety reasons our next available dates are in September.

Next Steps:

  • Contact Terran at browncountyforge@gmail.com with your chosen date.
  • After confirming your dates, you can reserve your spots using the button below.

 

“[Terran is] a good teacher. It takes having the gift to do it well.” – David B.

Knife Making Class

Knife Making Classes Indiana

“This. Is. AWESOME.” – Alex S.

This is a 4-hour class covering the basics of hand-forging a knife from common materials (railroad spikes).

We will cover:

  • Proper hammering technique
  • Hardening
  • Quenching
  • Tempering
  • Grinding
  • Polishing
  • Sharpening

No prior experience required. (You do not need to take the Beginners Class first.)

You will leave the class with a knife to take home.

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Class Size: 1 – 2 people (more by special arrangement)

Class Fee: $220 per person ($210 if paid by check.)

Open Dates:

September: 9, 23, 30

*July and August are the hottest months of the year so for safety reasons our next available dates are in September.

Next Steps:

  • Contact Terran at browncountyforge@gmail.com with your chosen date.
  • After confirming your dates, please use the button below to reserve your spots.

Legal Details and Age Requirements

Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

I require a signed accident and liability waiver from each of my students on the day of class. Waivers will be provided.

Age Requirements

If you are at least 14 years old, you’re welcome to take classes at Brown County Forge.

If you’re under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cancellation Policy

We can work together to reschedule a class, but if you have to cancel please do it at least 1 week before your class date. You will be refunded your class fee minus 10% for the cancellation.