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.  


Metal Classes at School of Visual Arts

The best deal in town!  Affordable classes and great facilities!

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.

Welding Workshop

****WE HAVE AVAILABILITY THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND!

Saturday Feb 17, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 1 Day Workshop

  •  Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., Chelsea    Course Number FIC-2452-A
  •  Price: $320
  • Register

Sunday Feb 18, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 1 Day Workshop

Welding Workshop

  •  Sunday Feb 18, 10:00AM - 5:00PM, 1 Session
  •  Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn      Course Number FIC-2452-B
  •  Price: $270
  • Register

Metal Furniture Fabrication   - in progress

  • Wed. 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Jan 24 - Apr 18, 12 Sessions
  • Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., NYC     Course Number FIC-2438-A
  • Price: $680 Includes open studio time outside of class
  • Register

Metal Sculpture   - in progress 

  • Mon. 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Jan 22 - Apr 16, 12 Sessions
  • Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., Chelsea   
  • Price: $680 Includes open studio time outside of class
  • Register     Course Number FIC-2434-A

Creative Blacksmithing   - in progress

  •  Thurs. 6:30PM - 9:30PM, Jan 25 - Apr 05, 10 Sessions           
  • Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn
  • Price: $600
  •  Register   Course Number FIC-2441-B

 

    Creative Blacksmithing    - in progress

    • Tues. 6:30PM - 9:30PM,, Jan 23 - Apr 03, 10 Sessions   
    • Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn     Course Number FIC-2441-A
    • Price: $600

    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:   
      • Jan. 27 & 28-  sold out
      • Feb. 24 & 25- s1 space available
      • March 10 & 11- just added! spaces available!!
      • March 31 &  April 1- sold out
      • May 12 & 13- just added! spaces available!!
      • April 28 & 29 - sold out

    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. Jan. 20- sold out
      • Sun. Jan. 21- sold out
      • Sat. Feb. 3- spaces available
      • Sun. Feb. 4- sold out
      • Sun. Feb. 11-  sold out
      • Sat. Feb. 17-  1 space available
      • Sat. March 24- sold out
      • Sun. March 25- -sold out
      • Sat. April 7- spaces available
      • Sun. April 8 - spaces available
      • Sat. April 21- spaces available
      • Sun. April 22- sold out

    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:  tbd

    Welding - Single Session Workshop

    Learn 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 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:  Sat. Feb. 10

    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.  48 hour cancellation policy. 
    Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld        

    Knife making workshop with Charles Cooper at She-Weld