Artistic Blacksmithing Courses With Spike Blackhurst 2
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About the Course
This practical course at Mid Wales Arts is suitable for beginners age 16 and over. All tools, materials and safety equipment will be provided. Attendees are asked to wear working clothes and stout footwear. After covering health and safety procedures in the forge tools and equipment will be explained and you will be shown how to light and use the forge.
You will have the opportunity to work on an anvil and learn how to manipulate metal using a variety of techniques. You will practise these techniques, learn how to forge hooks and pokers etc and then you will be able to use all these processes to create your own forged metal artwork .
Group size is never more than six at one time to ensure personal attention.
This is ideally a two-day course, but with the option to attend only one day if you prefer.
Cost £125 per day, £250 for the weekend, accommodation extra. Spaces are limited, so please book to avoid disappointment! To make a booking please contact us.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools, materials and safety equipment will be provided. Attendees are asked to wear working clothes and stout footwear.
A healthy, organic, reasonably priced lunch is available. Accommodation is also available on site if you would like to make this into a residential weekend in our charming house / gallery, which is filled with art and sculpture.
Tea and Coffee will be provided.