Celebrate Grammar Day and learn to create a bottle opener with a custom message on the handle out of metal by hot forging and stamping. The class will go over the basic operations of forming and decorating with the anvil, hammer and tooling to give the bottle opener shape and character. Students will learn through a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction at the forge to enhance their learning experience. This class is designed to let students experience what it's like to work hot steel. Focus will be on the fundamentals of hammer control to get steel to respond the way students want it to. Please Note: No experience required. Blacksmithing classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear closed toe sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do not wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. To ensure the best possible class experience for all students, please contact Rochester Arc + Flame Center prior to class if you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health.
Age:This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
Location:This class will take place at Rochester Arc + Flame Center, located at 125 Fedex Way, Rochester NY.About Rochester Arc + Flame Center:
Rochester Arc + Flame Center (RocAFC) is an 11,000 square-foot training facility designed specifically for welding, glass working and blacksmithing. The mission of RocAFC is to foster exciting and innovative classes for people of all skill levels. Rochester Arc + Flame Center is the only training facility in upstate New York to offer professional and recreational classes in welding, glass working and blacksmithing. Since 2012, over 12,000 students have taken classes at Rochester Arc + Flame Center.For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.