One Day Introduction to Blacksmithing
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About the Course
Introduction to Blacksmithing course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
This one-day, structured course introduces beginners to some fundamental metal forging techniques. Step-by-step demonstrations will be given, and participants supervised and encouraged as they apply the techniques to making a piece of ironwork to take home. With only two participants per course, you will receive plenty of individual attention from the tutor.
Tutor: Frazer Picot
With only two participants per course, Frazer can be flexible. If you and a friend would like to improve your blacksmithing skills, let us know when you book, and Frazer can devise a suitable project for your level.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for your course and bring a waterproof jacket.
If your nearest and dearest would like to accompany you on your course please enquire about reduced rate lunches and a discounted ticket to visit the working farm.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a
longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place!
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?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
Really enjoyable experience, incredibly helpful staff.
Anon - - #5921
The beginning the middle and the end, literally EVERYTHING!!!!
Anon - - #5920
Well paced and great fun!
Anon - - #4686
The tutor Frazer was brilliant - very informative, patient and good gentle teaching manner. It was also great to take something home that we had made.
Anon - - #4684
Wonderful day, tutor was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I want to do it again, my only request would be to make varying degrees of smithing experience available on different courses, i.e. beginner, modest experience, moderate experience, and ebxperienced.
nicholas smith - - #2942
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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