Metal Classes

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


Gift Certificates

Give the gift of metalworking!  Gift certificates are available for classes in welding, blacksmithing and knife making, and also private instruction.    The Winter/Spring 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.  


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: $345 includes all materials, including high carbon steel, choices of wood, safety supplies.
  • Times:  Sat. & Sun.  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Dates Offered:   
    • April 28 & 29 - sold out
    • May 12 & 13- sold out
    • May 19 & 20
    • June 9 & 10
    • June 23 & 24
    • July 14 & 15
    • July 28 & 29

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: $195 includes all materials, including metal and safety supplies.
  • Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Dates Offered: 
    • Sat. April 7-  sold out
    • Sun. April 8 - sold out
    • Sat. April 21- sold out
    • Sun. April 22- sold out
    • Sat. May 5- sold out
    • Sun. May 6-sold out
    • Sat. June 2
    • Sun. June 3
    • Sat. July 21
    • Sun. July 22

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: $195 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: 
    • Sun. April 8- sold out
    • Sat. April 21
    • Sun. June 10
    • Sat. June 23

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: 
    • Sun. Apr 22
    • Sat. April 28- sold out

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: 
    • Sun. Apr 22
    • Sat. April 28- sold out

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. 
     Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld            

    Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld