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.   Happy Holidays!!


Metal Classes at School of Visual Arts- summer classes start June 5.  

The best deal in town!  Affordable classes and great facilities! NYC, Chelsea & Brooklyn.

www.sva.edu/continuing-education/fine-arts  

See below for individual class registration links and information

    • Registration through the School of Visual Arts Continuing Education.    No need to be an SVA student.
    • Beginner through advanced.  No experience necessary
    • Instructor Marsha Trattner
    • Locations: 
      • School of Visual Arts, W. 16th St, NYC:  Metal Sculpture, Metal Furniture Fabrication, Metal Works without Welding
      • She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn: Creative Blacksmithing
    • Click on the course name or number for more information and to register.
    • Other information:
      • Beginners: Productive, supportive, environment.  Learn the basics and create metalwork while developing your own artistic sensibility.

      • Experienced students:  Work on independent work while having access to a complete workshop facility.

      • Outside studio time included with Metal Sculpture, and Metal Furniture.

      • Creative Blacksmithing Classes are NYC's first and only blacksmithing classes.

      • In-depth, thorough instruction.  Individual guided assistance.  Create independent and personalized work.   Expert help.  Excellent facilities.  Instructor is a working professional and experienced teacher.

Creative Blacksmithing   

  • Tues. 2:00PM - 5:00PM, Jun 06 - Aug 15, 10 Sessions   

  • Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn     Course Number FIC-2441-A

  • Price: $595

Creative Blacksmithing  

  •  Tues. 6:00PM - 9:00PM, Jun 06 - Aug 15, 10 Sessions
  • Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn      Course Number FIC-2441-B
  • Price: $595

Metal Sculpture    

  • Mon. 6:00PM - 9:30PM,  Jun 05 - Aug 14, 10 Sessions

  • Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., Chelsea    Course Number FIC-2434-A

  • Price: $680 Includes open studio time outside of class

Metal Furniture Fabrication   

  • Wed. 6:00PM - 9:30PM, Jun 07 - Aug 09, 10 Sessions

  • Location: SVA Sculpture Building, W. 16th St., Chelsea      Course Number FIC-2438-A

  • Price: $680 Includes open studio time outside of class

Metalworks Without Welding

  • Wed. 2:00PM - 5:00PM, Jun 14 - Jul 19, 6 Sessions

  •  Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn      Course Number FIC-2453-A

  •  Price: $385


Basic Blacksmithing or Knife Making Weekend- 2 Day 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 covers all materials, including high carbon steel, choices of wood, safety supplies.
  • Times:  Sat. & Sun.  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Dates Offered:   
    • May 13 & 14
    • June 24 & 25- waitlist
    • July 29 & 30

Knife Making- 1 Day Workshop

Learn basic blacksmithing and basic knife making.  Warm up exercises include making hooks.  Complete a finished knife using a railroad spike or high carbon steel in the one day.  All levels: beginner to intermediate.  No experience necessary.

  • Price: $195 covers all materials, including metal and safety supplies.
  • Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Dates Offered: 
    • Sun. May 21- sold out
    • Sat. June 10
    • Sun. June 11
    • Sat. July 15
    • Sun. July 16
    • Sat. July 22
    • Sun. July 23

Intro to Blacksmithing- 1 Day Workshop

Learn beginning forging techniques to create traditional blacksmith hooks.  Adding on skills, then create functional and/or artistic pieces.  Each instructor highlights their own skills and interests.  Create decorative elements such as scrolls, leaves, and flowers in iron and copper.  Beginners and advanced students welcome.  The class will be tailored for individual skill levels and interests.  Hands-on, informative, and fun environment!!  

  • Price: $195 covers all materials including metal and safety supplies.
  • Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Dates Offered:
    • Sat. April 15- two spaces available
    • Sat. April 29-- sold out
    • Sun. April 30-- sold out
    • Sun. May 21- sold out
    • Sat. June 10
    • Sun. June 11
    • Sat. July 15
    • Sun. July 16
    • Sun. July 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. April 2
    • Sat. May 20
    • Sun June 4
    • Sun. June 11

Welding- Single Session Workshop

Learn basic welding and metal working techniques.   Skills may include MIG, Arc, torch, and power equipment.  All levels: beginner to intermediate.  After demos, including comparative welding techniques and descriptions, beginners practice skills then complete a small project. The focus is on techniques and process.  Intermediate students work on independent projects

  • Price: $95 includes all materials except for special projects.  Safety and metal working supplies included.
  • Times: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM unless specified
  • Dates Offered: 
    • Sun. April 2
    • Sat. May 20
    • Sun.June 4
    • Sun. June 11

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

 

Nate Weiss spatula & pan

Nate Weiss spatula & pan

 
Nate Weiss spoon

Nate Weiss spoon