Metal Classes

Classes in Blacksmithing, Welding, Knife Making, Metal Furniture, Metal Sculpture & More!  

SHE-WELD IS OFFERING A SPECIAL SUMMER CLASS IN 2018! Blacksmithing Special Projects  - BBQ Tools Workshop: July 15! CREATE YOUR OWN BBQ TOOLS FROM SCRATCH IN ONE DAY!!!! BEGINNERS WELCOME! MORE INFO BELOW.


Gift Certificates

Give the gift of metalworking!  Gift certificates are available for classes in welding, blacksmithing and knife making, and also private instruction.    Our 2018 class schedule is posted below or click on any of the "Book online" buttons to see the upcoming schedule.  Your gift certificate recipient will receive a code and can choose a date that works for them.  Their code will allow them to directly register for their perfect class.  


Creative Blacksmithing, 10-session course, School of Visual Arts

An introduction to the ancient art of blacksmithing, this course will use traditional and modern tools to create forged metal objects-functional and sculptural. Students will learn to take an otherwise intractable material like steel and make it malleable and adaptable to their own vision. Topics include: bending, drawing down, hot-cutting, spreading, twisting and braiding, sheet-metal forming, hot-punching and riveting. We will mainly use gas forges, though traditional coal forges will be introduced during the semester. *Please note: This is a ten session course. Classes meet at SVA Manhattan.  We are offering a Tuesday afternoon course and an evening course.

  • Price: $600
  • Time: Tuesdays 2:00PM - 5:00PM OPEN
  • 6:30PM - 9:30PM  SOLD OUT
  • Date: Jun 05 - Aug 14 -- 10 Sessions
  • Location: School of Visual Arts SVA, NYC

For more info and to register for the Tuesday afternoon class click here:

http://www.sva.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/creative-blacksmithing-18-cu-fic-2441-a

For more info and to register for the evening class click here:

http://www.sva.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts/creative-blacksmithing-18-cu-fic-2441-b


Knife Making 2-day Weekend Workshop

Introduction to Knife Making and Basic Blacksmithing.  Create from scratch a small hand forged blade with a custom wood handle in the two days.  No experience necessary.  All levels welcome.

  • Price: $385 includes all materials, including high carbon steel, choices of wood, safety supplies.
  • Times:  Sat. & Sun.  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Dates Offered:   
    • July 14 & 15 - sold out
    • July 28 & 29 - sold out
    • Aug 4 & 5 - sold out
    • Aug 18 & 19 - sold out
    • Sep 15 & 16 - sold out
    • Sep 29 & 30 - sold out
    • Oct 6 & 7
    • Oct 13 & 14
    • Nov 10 & 11
    • Dec 8 & 9

Knife Making- 1 Day Workshop

Hands-on class in basic blacksmithing and basic knife making.  Warm up exercises include making hooks, bottle opener or spoon.  Complete a finished all metal knife using a railroad spike or high carbon steel in the one day.   Forge the knife shape, grind, sand and heat treat.  All levels: beginner to intermediate.  No experience necessary.

  • Price: $220 includes all materials, including metal and safety supplies.
  • Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Dates Offered: 
    • Sat. July 21 sold out
    • Sun. July 22 sold out
    • Sat. Aug 11 one spot avail
    • Sun. Aug 12 sold out
    • Sat. Aug 25 sold out
    • Sun. Aug 26 one spot avail
    • Sat Oct 20
    • Sun Oct 21
    • Sat Nov 24
    • Sat Dec 15
    • Sun Dec 16

Welding- 1 Day Workshop

Introduction to welding, brazing, cutting and other basic metal working techniques.    Following demonstrations, students will learn hands-on gas (torch), MIG and/or Arc welding, and plasma cutting.   The workshop is for all levels and offers a comparative approach to welding basics.  Emphasis is on shop safety and proper use of welding and cutting equipment and power tools.  Beginners practice skills and complete small projects to apply class techniques.  Intermediate students work on independent projects.

  • Price: $220 includes all materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM unless specified
  • Dates Offered: 
    • Sat Aug 4

Blacksmithing Special Projects  - BBQ Tools Workshop: July 15

Join us this summer for our Special Projects class in Blacksmithing and create hand forged BBQ tools from scratch!  Learn traditional blacksmithing techniques and make BBQ forks, spatulas, steak turners.  Beginners and all levels welcome. 

  • Price: $220 includes all materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.
  • Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30PM unless specified
  • Dates Offered:  July 7th

Blacksmithing - Single Session Workshop

Learn basic blacksmithing and metal working techniques. Skills may include forge, torch, and power equipment. All levels: beginner to intermediate. Beginners complete one or two small projects as in a hook or bowl. Intermediate students work on independent projects.

  • Price: $95 includes all materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.
  • Times: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM unless specified
  • Dates Offered:  Sunday Sept. 23

Welding - Single Session Workshop

Introduction to basic welding techniques in gas (torch), MIG or Arc welding.  Learn shop safety and power tools.  All levels: beginner to intermediate.  Beginners complete a small project to apply class techniques.  Intermediate students problem solve skills and work on independent projects.

  • Price: $95 includes all materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.
  • Times: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM unless specified
  • Dates Offered:  TBD

Metal Classes at School of Visual Arts

Metal Classes at School of Visual Arts- Classes in progress.  Next classes June 2018

NYC (Chelsea) & Brooklyn (Red Hook) Locations

  • Click on the specific course name or number below for more information and to register.  You will be linked to the School of Visual Arts site.
  • Registration through the School of Visual Arts Continuing Education.    No need to be an SVA student.  No experience necessary.  Beginner through advanced. 
  • Outside studio time included with Metal Sculpture, and Metal Furniture.
  • Creative Blacksmithing Classes are NYC's first and only blacksmithing classes.

Metal Furniture Fabrication 

Metal Sculpture 

Creative Blacksmithing 

MetalWorks without Welding


    Private & Semi-Private lessons in Blacksmithing, Welding and Metalworking

    • By appointment
    • Price for private lessons:
      • $80 per hour per person; 12 to 17 year old
      • $95 per hour per person; 18 years old +
    • Price for semi-private lessons:
      • $55 per hour per person; 12 to 17 years old
      • $65 per hour per person; 18 years old +
    • Price includes materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.
    • Material and projects determined by consultation with instructor and collaboration with student.
    • All levels: beginner to advanced.
    • Policies:
      • Wear 100% cotton, long pants, closed toe shoes.  
      • Signature on release form required at beginning of class.  
      • Prepay required. 

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     Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld            

    Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld