Metal Classes

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

FEATURED CLASS: THE BASICS OF TOOL MAKING with blacksmith Anna Koplik

We are excited to offer this new weekend class in tool making. It’s perfect for beginners interested in forging and metalworking, as well as for jewelers, knifemakers, blacksmiths, welders and sculptors.

The Basics of Tool Making

Introduction to forging tools with blacksmith Anna Koplik

This course is open to total beginners, as well as those with forging experience who are new to tool making.

Learn the basics of forging steel, drawing out and isolating mass, grinding, heat treatment, and creating your own hand forged blacksmithing tools. Projects will include forging basic hand tools, and the forging and assembly of a working pair of tongs.

Price: $385 includes all materials. Safety and metal working supplies included.

  • Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Dates Offered: Oct 27 & 28


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.  



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- sold out

    • Oct 13 & 14-- sold out Make an all metal knife with Mace Vitale, winner on Forged in Fire and head blacksmith at Guillford Art Center.

    • Nov 3 & 4 - just added!

    • Nov 10 & 11 - sold out

    • Dec 8 & 9 - just added!

    • Dec 22 & 23 - just added!

    • Jan 5 & 6 - Special workshop just added! Make an all metal knife with Mace Vitale, winner on Forged in Fire and head blacksmith at Guillford Art Center.

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 - sold out

    • Sun. Aug 12 - sold out

    • Sat. Aug 25 - sold out

    • Sun. Aug 26 - sold out

    • Sat Sept 22 - sold out

    • Sun Sept 23 - sold out

    • Sat Oct 20- sold out

    • Sun Oct 21- 2 spaces available

    • Sat Nov 17 - just added!

    • Sun Nov 18 - just added!

    • Sat Nov 24- sold out

    • Sun Nov 25 - just added!

    • Sun Dec 2 - just added!

    • Sat Dec 15 - sold out

    • Sun Dec 16 - sold out


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

    • Sat Sept 22

    • Sun Oct 21

    • Sat Nov 10



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: Sunday Sept. 23

Metal Classes at School of Visual Arts

Metal Classes at School of Visual Arts- Classes in progress.  Next classes Winter 2019

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 


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