Metalsmithing

Blacksmithing

Learn the art of forging steel, and gain a basic understanding of blacksmithing tools. Classes include lessons on heating, hammering, twisting, and punching holes in steel. You will have the opportunity to use this information in creating beautiful projects of your very own, or as gifts for loved ones. Come prepared to work in an industrial shop environment.

NOTICE! This class is taught at a different location from our studio.

12591 Maurer Industrial Dr, St. Louis, MO, 63127

Things to know before attending blacksmithing classes:

  • You will be exposed to hot steel being hammered, which emits sparks. You will be required to wear protective clothing (clothing that covers arms and legs), closed-toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, and possibly hearing protection.
  • Gloves, safety glasses, and limited shop aprons will be provided on-site.
  • No loose clothing such as scarves, ties, etc.
  • Please remove any jewelry before entering the shop.
  • No children under 14, please (for safety reasons). Minors ages 14-18 MUST be accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled in the class.
  • There is a maximum of 5 people per class.
  • Please be aware of what is going on around you at all times and follow all safety procedures. This applies to your classmates as well.

Prices vary by class. Classes are successive in nature, and may be purchased individually or as a package. Please call for details, or see our calendar for upcoming dates and additional information.


Copper Chasing

Learn to cold hammer copper. Using the technique of copper chasing to create ornamental leaves that you will take home at the end of the final class. Come prepared to work in an industrial shop environment.

All materials provided.
Price includes both sessions.
Limited space available.

Things to know before attending this workshop:

  • You will be asked to wear safety glasses and possibly hearing protection.
  • Closed-toed shoes only, please.
  • No loose clothing such as scarves, ties, etc.
  • Please be aware of what is going on around you at all times and follow all safety procedures. This applies to your classmates as well.

Sand Casting

Learn to place a pattern in sand to create a mold, work with molten metal, and remove the mold and casting to create your very own medallions!

All materials provided.
Limited space available.

Things to know before attending this workshop:

  • You may be asked to wear safety glasses.
  • Closed-toed shoes only, please.
  • No loose clothing such as scarves, ties, etc.
  • Please be aware of what is going on around you at all times and follow all safety procedures. This applies to your classmates as well.

Various metalsmithing classes will be offered throughout the year, so please check our calendar for upcoming classes and information.