Are you a fan of Forged in Fire or watching Game of Thrones? Maybe you’ve just always been interested in blacksmithing! This blacksmithing teaser is a good place to start your smithing experience. These classes are designed to give you an enjoyable and action-packed experience in a short amount of time. Our experienced instructors will guide you with a demonstration and hands-on instruction at the forge. Learn to create a bottle opener out of metal by hot forging. The class will go over the basic operations of creating a long taper, scrolling it and testing it.
Please note: This class is for ages 16+. Blacksmithing classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity and intense heat. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Please don't wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. To ensure the best possible class experience for all students, please contact Arc + Flame Center prior to class if you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health.
This class will take place at Arc + Flame Center, located at 125 Fedex Way, Rochester NY.
About the teacher:
Jon Kelley is a blacksmith instructor at the Arc + Flame Center. His journey as a blacksmith began in 2015 when he took his first class. He knew right away it was a place he wanted to be a part of. Jon immediately joined the New York Designer Blacksmiths, where he currently sits as forgemaster for the Genesee region. Outside of instructing Jon is a historical interpreter of blacksmithing at the Genesee Country Village. His interests include the history of metallurgy, the properties of steel and how they apply to tools, and the creation of objects for his home.
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