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Blacksmithing Immersion

Year Round Training Program

Join our 9-month blacksmithing immersion. Apprentice with expert mentors at the forge. Learn the craft of bending metal by fire, hammer, and anvil. Options for the full range of Blacksmithing or Bladesmithing (focused on edged weapons and tools).

Trackers Immersion Informational Night

When April 12, 2017, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Where Trackers Earth Portland 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue

Come explore our year-round adult courses. Learn about our monthly study programs in wilderness survival, homesteading, blacksmithing or archery. Meet our instructors and current students. Discover how long-term immersion in traditional skills strengthens your connection to nature and community.

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How It Works

Immersion students attend one monthly Saturday or Sunday from September to April. If you also attend an additional Immersion Program you get the Blacksmithing Immersion program at a reduced cost. Check out the class schedule.

There are also learning opportunities every week. Immersion students and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings/Open Forge (every Thursday with propane fee) and our Open Archery Range (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) where you can loose arrows anytime (after you forge your own arrowhead).

Options

Blacksmithing Immersion In this program, you learn the basics of blacksmithing. You forge, split, twist and punch hot metal to make art and tools. Immerse yourself in the craft and folklore of blacksmithing 1-weekend a month. Apprentice by the forge with our expert mentors. Learn shop safety and the craft of bending metal with fire, hammer and anvil.

Bladesmith Immersion Arrowheads, Knives & Axes! Forge your own by fire & hammer. Move & fold metal on the anvil. Immerse yourself in the craft of bladesmithing 1- weekend a month. Apprentice with our expert mentors. Learn shop safety and the craft of metal bending.

Please Note This is our adult blacksmithing program, we also offer a youth blacksmithing program.

Time

September - April Field days are usually from 9am-4pm.
8 Field Days + Community Events One Sunday a month, 9am - 4pm. Check out the class schedule.

Optional Attend Skills Evenings (Thursday) or Open Archery Range (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) anytime. The option of over 200 more hours of class time for the entire family.

Location

Trackers Earth Portland - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR.

This program comes with...

How It Works

Immersion students attend one monthly Saturday from September to April. If you also attend the Wilderness Immersion Program you get the Blacksmithing Immersion program at a reduced cost. Check out the class schedule.

There are also learning opportunities every week. Immersion students and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings/Open Forge (every Thursday with propane fee) and our Open Archery Range (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday) where you can loose arrows anytime (after you forge your own arrowhead).

Tuition for Blacksmithing Immersion

Monthly Payment Plan $50 deposit, then nine monthly payments of $105 (total $995)
Full Payment $995, reserve your place with a $50 deposit. 

Tuition for Bladesmith Immersion

Monthly Payment Plan $50 deposit, then nine monthly payments of $160 (total $1495)
Full Payment $1495, reserve your place with a $50 deposit. 

Discounts

Multi-Weekend Immersion students taking multiple programs get a 10% discount.
Returning Immersion Students Returning Immersion students get a tuition discount based on year of attendance. Discounts typically cannot be combined. Contact Us to learn more.

Class Schedules

Class averages one weekend a month from September to May. When signing up for Blacksmithing Immersion be sure you can make most of the weekends.

Blacksmith Immersion

  • September 23, 2017 Forge Day
  • October 28, 2017 Forge Day
  • November 18, 2017 Forge Day
  • December 2, 2017 Forge Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Family Holiday Party
  • January 6, 2018 Forge Day
  • January 27, 2018 Forge Day
  • February 17, 2018 Forge Day
  • March 17, 2018 Forge Day
  • April 28, 2018 Forge Day

Bladesmith Immersion

  • September 24, 2017 Forge Day
  • October 29, 2017 Forge Day
  • November 19, 2017 Forge Day
  • December 3, 2017 Forge Day
  • December 9, 2017 Optional Family Holiday Party
  • January 7, 2018 Forge Day
  • January 28, 2018 Forge Day
  • February 18, 2018 Forge Day
  • March 18, 2018 Forge Day
  • April 29, 2018 Forge Day