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Blacksmithing Year

1-weekend a month

Join our 9-month blacksmithing course. 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).

How It Works

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

There are also learning opportunities every week. Intensive students and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings.

Options

Blacksmithing Year 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 Year 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 (One Thursday a month). 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...

  • Mentoring and guidance in the craft of Blacksmithing
  • Skills Evenings every Thursday.

How It Works

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

There are also learning opportunities every week. Intensive Program students and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thursday).

Tuition for Blacksmithing Intensive

Monthly Payment Plan $50 deposit, then nine monthly payments of $143 (total $1295)
Full Payment $1295, reserve your place with a $50 deposit. 

Tuition for Bladesmith Intensive

Monthly Payment Plan $50 deposit, then nine monthly payments of $178 (total $1595)
Full Payment $1595, reserve your place with a $50 deposit. 

Discounts

Multi-Weekend Intesive students taking multiple programs get a 10% discount.
Returning Intensive Students Returning Intensive 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 Intensive be sure you can make most of the weekends.

Blacksmith Intensive

  • September 15,2018 Forge Day
  • October 20,2018 Forge Day
  • November 10,2018 Forge Day
  • January 19,2019 Forge Day
  • February 9,2019 Forge Day
  • March 9,2019 Forge Day
  • April 13,2019 Forge Day
  • May 18,2019 Forge Day
  • * Bonus DayDecember 2018 Optional Holiday Party

Bladesmith Intensive - Schedule D

  • September 16,2018 Forge Day
  • October 21,2018 Forge Day
  • November 11,2018 Forge Day
  • January 20,2019 Forge Day
  • February 10,2019 Forge Day
  • March 10,2019 Forge Day
  • April 14,2019 Forge Day
  • May 19,2019 Forge Day
  • * Bonus DayDecember 2018 Optional Holiday Party

Bladesmith Intensive - Schedule F

  • September 23, 2018 Forge Day
  • October 28, 2018 Forge Day
  • November 18, 2018 Forge Day
  • December 2, 2018 Forge Day
  • January 27, 2019 Forge Day
  • February 17, 2019 Forge Day
  • March 17, 2019 Forge Day
  • April 28, 2019 Forge Day
  • * Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party