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!!


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:   
    • Sept. 23 & 24
    • Oct. 7 & 8
    • Oct. 28 & 29- 2 spaces left
    • Nov. 11 & 12
    • Dec. 9 & 10

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 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. Sept. 16- sold out
    • Sat. Sept. 30- sold out
    • Sun. Oct.1- 3 spaces available
    • Sat. Oct. 7,  note this time: 10AM to 5 PM
    • Sat. Oct. 14
    • Sat. Oct. 21
    • Sun. Oct. 22
    • Sat. Nov. 4- sold out
    • Sun. Nov. 5
    • Sat. Dec. 2- sold out
    • Sun. Dec. 3

Metal Classes at School of Visual Arts:

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

 

 

Creative Blacksmithing   -Waitlist

  • Tuesdays, 6:30PM - 9:30PM, Sep 19 - Dec 05, 12 Sessions

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

  • Price: $680

Creative Blacksmithing   -Waitlist

  •  Thursdays, 6:30PM - 9:30PM, Sep 21 - Dec 14, 12 Sessions
  • Location: She-Weld Studio, Red Hook, Brooklyn      Course Number FIC-2441-B
  • Price: $680

Welding Workshop - Oct and Nov dates


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. Sept. 17

 


 


    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

     

    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 includes all materials including metal and safety supplies.
    • Times: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Dates Offered:
      • Sat. Sept. 30
      • Sat. Oct. 14
      • Sun. Oct. 15
      • Sat. Oct. 21
      • Sun. Oct. 22
      • Sat. Nov. 4- sold out
      • Sun. Nov. 5
      • Sat. Dec. 2- sold out
      • Sun. Dec. 3
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     Fall classes start Sept. 18

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

    See below for individual class registration links and information

     

    Metal Sculpture     -Waitlist

    • Mondays, 6:30PM - 9:30PM, Sep 18 - Dec 11, 12 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  -One space open

    • Wednesdays, 6:30PM - 9:30PM, Sep 20 - Dec 13, 12 Sessions

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

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

    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: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM unless specified
    • Dates Offered: 
      • Sun. Sept. 17

     

     

     


    Nate Weiss spatula & pan

    Nate Weiss spatula & pan

     

    Nate Weiss spoon

    Nate Weiss spoon