Classes

Want to Learn How to Blacksmith?

In-Person Blacksmithing Classes are held at:

611 W. 11th Street

Bay 18

Bloomington, Indiana

CLASS AVAILABILITY

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Beginners: Next Class is Saturday, April 27

Knife: Next Class is Friday evening, April 26

*More dates, class details, and booking information below.*

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In-Person Blacksmith Classes Below

Beginners Class

Beginners Class - Brown County Forge - Blacksmithing Classes Near Me

  • A 2-3 hour Saturday 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 Time: 1 PM – 4 PM Saturdays

Class Size: 1 – 4 people

Class Fee: $120 per person

Open Dates in BOLD:

April: 27 (2 spots left)

May: Weekday classes by appointment – email browncountyforge@gmail.com

June1 (2 spots left), 22 (2 spots left), 29 (2 spots left)

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To Book a Class:

Email Terran the Blacksmith at: browncountyforge@gmail.com

Prefer to call? 812-269-6350

*If it’s past 5 PM, please leave a voicemail. Terran will get back to you the following day.

Knife Making Class

Knife Making Class - Brown County Forge - Blacksmithing Classes Near Me

“This. Is. AWESOME.” – Alex S.

This is a 4-hour Sunday 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.

Class Time: 1 PM – 5 PM Sundays

Class Size: 1 – 3 people (more by special arrangement)

Class Fee: $220 per person

Open Dates in BOLD:

April: 26 (5:30 PM – 9:00 PM)

May: Weekday classes by appointment – email browncountyforge@gmail.com

June: Friday Night Knives (5 – 8:30 PM) – June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28

July: 7, 14 (1 spot left), 21 (1 spot left), 28

August: 4, 11, 18, 25

To Book a Class:

Email Terran the Blacksmith at: browncountyforge@gmail.com

Prefer to call? 812-269-6350

*If it’s past 5 PM, please leave a voicemail. Terran will get back to you the following 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.

For students younger than 16, exceptions can be discussed based on physical strength, hand-eye coordination, and attention.

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.