Blacksmith Classes in Indiana

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Blacksmith Classes in Indiana

Blacksmith Classes in Indiana - brown County Forge

Blacksmith Classes are held at:

611 W. 11th Street

Bay 18

Bloomington, Indiana 47404

812-269-6350

browncountyforge@gmail.com

Classes are held on Saturdays.

Beginners Class: 10 AM – 1 PM

Knife Class: 2 PM – 6 PM

Classes Offered

Beginners Blacksmith Classes

Beginners Class - Brown County Forge - Blacksmithing Classes Near Me
  • 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.
  • Pick between a bottle opener (like the ones pictured above and below), a fire poker, or a J hook.
Blacksmith Classes Indiana - Brown County Forge

Find out about what Taking a Class is like here.

Class Time: 10 AM – 1 PM Saturdays (You are welcome to schedule a time Monday-Friday if your schedule allows it.)

Class Size: 1 – 4 people

Class Fee: $120 per person (Compare blacksmith class costs)

Min. Age: You must be at least 14 years old with a parent or guardian present. Read why here.

Open Dates in BOLD:

June: 29 (2 spots available)

July: 6, 13, 20, 27

August: 3 (1 spot left), 10, 17, 24, 31

September: 7, 14, 21, 28

HEAT ADVISORY: The shop gets HOT during the summer. If you’re not prepared for working in hot weather, please schedule a class for the Fall.

To Book a Class:

  • Select the number of students from the drop-down menu and enter the date you’d like to book!
  • Terran (the instructor) will email you at the address you provide at checkout with class details within 24 hours to confirm. 
Number of Students
Enter Class Date:

 

Prefer to call? 812-269-6350

*Please leave a voicemail. Terran will get back to you within 1 business day.

Knife Making Class

Knife Making Class Indiana - Brown County Forge

“This. Is. AWESOME.” – Alex S.

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

This is a 4-hour, single session blacksmith class covering the basics of hand-forging a functional knife from common RR spikes.

We will cover:

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

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

Knife Making Classes Indiana

Class Time: 2 PM – 6 PM Saturdays (You are more than welcome to schedule a class Monday-Friday if your schedule allows it.)

Class Size: 1 – 3 people

Class Fee: $220 per person (Compare blacksmith class costs)

Min. Age: You must be at least 14 years old with a parent or guardian present. Read why here.

Open Dates in BOLD:

June: Classes Full

July: 6, 13, 20, 27 (1 spot left)

August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

September2 (1 spot left – Labor Day Class), 7, 14, 21, 28

HEAT ADVISORY: The shop gets HOT during the summer. If you’re not prepared for working in hot weather, please schedule a class for the Fall.

To Book a Class:

  • Select the number of students from the drop-down menu and enter the date you’d like to book!
  • Terran (the instructor) will email you at the address you provide at checkout with class details within 24 hours to confirm. 

Number of Students
Enter Class Date:

Prefer to call? 812-269-6350

*Please leave a voicemail. Terran will get back to you within 1 business day.

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. Forms are provided when you arrive at the shop.

Age Requirements

If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian is not required to take the class with you, but they must stay on-site.

Minimum age is 14 years old.

Cancellation Policy

We can work together to reschedule a class, but if you have to cancel please do it at least 2 weeks before your class date. You will be refunded your class fee minus 10% for the cancellation.

Classes are taught by blacksmith Terran Marks.

  • Terran has been swinging hammers since 2011 after learning to blacksmith at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina.

  • He opened Brown County Forge in November 2015 as a full-service blacksmith shop in Bloomington, Indiana.

  • Terran has helped his students from across the Midwest complete over 520 projects in the shop.