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Blacksmithing Apprenticeship

Join our Blacksmith Shop! Apprentice with the our expert Blacksmiths by the anvil and forge.
A school-year program that teaches skills 1 weekend-a-month.

Need an after school option? Consider our After School Blacksmithing Class.

Apprenticeship

Train in the craft of blacksmithing. Shape and bend hot metal by fire, hammer, and anvil. Handcraft useful tools and art. Learn shop safety. Our Blacksmithing Mentors are authentic and experienced educators of this traditional skill.


How It Works

Apprentice Training Weekends 1 Saturday or Sunday a month, Fall - Spring
At our Monthly Training Weekends, Apprentices join a team of friends learning from expert Mentors. We offer two different apprenticeship options. You choose your focus:

OPTION 1 Blacksmithing Apprenticeship In this option, learn the basics of blacksmithing. Immerse yourself in the craft's folklore and methods. Apprentice with our expert mentors. Learn shop safety. Build your own toolkit. Schedule below.

OPTION 2 Bladesmith & Knifemaking Apprenticeship (Grade 5-12 only) In this option, become a Bladesmith. Forge arrowheads, knives, and axes! Bladesmithing focuses on safely producing edged tools. Schedule below.

Graduation Day May, 1 day
Parents and family join Apprentices and Teachers for a community celebration of what we learned.

Optional Community & Family Events Dates Vary
Apprentices and immediate family get free admission to Archery Range and Community Events.


Different Apprenticeship age groups have customized curriculum.
Grade 4-5 ∙ Grade 6-8 ∙ Grade 9-12

Need an after school option? Consider our After School Blacksmithing Class.

Tuition

OPTION 1 Blacksmithing Apprenticeship Reserve your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is 9 monthly payments of $127 (total $1193). First payment is due September 10. Schedule below.

OPTION 2 Bladesmith & Knifemaking Apprenticeship Reserve your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is 9 monthly payments of $171 (total $1589). First payment is due September 10. Schedule below.

We will contact you after you register to set up your Payment Plan.

Family Discount 10% discount is available for siblings registering together.
Returning Apprentice Discount based on consecutive years attended.
Scholarships Limited scholarship awards are available for families in need. Contact Us.

Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined.

Location

Drop-off SE Portland Headquarters - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Choose Your Schedule

Single Day - Training Weekends 8 field days + Graduation Field Day

When choosing a schedule, be sure your child can make all or most of the weekends; Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules. Please Note Many schedules fill quickly, so choose soon after registration. 


Schedule Options

Blacksmith 

Grade 4-12: Saturdays - Schedule A

  • September 14, 2019 Field Day
  • October 12, 2019 Field Day
  • November 2, 2019 Field Day
  • January 11, 2020 Field Day
  • February 1, 2020 Field Day
  • February 29, 2020 Field Day
  • April 4, 2020 Field Day
  • May 2, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation

Bladesmith 

Grade 5-12: Saturdays - Schedule A

  • September 14, 2019 Field Day
  • October 12, 2019 Field Day
  • November 2, 2019 Field Day
  • January 11, 2020 Field Day
  • February 1, 2020 Field Day
  • February 29, 2020 Field Day
  • April 4, 2020 Field Day
  • May 2, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation

Blacksmith 

Grade 4-12: Saturdays - Schedule B

  • September 15, 2019 Field Day
  • October 13, 2019 Field Day
  • November 3, 2019 Field Day
  • January 12, 2020 Field Day
  • February 2, 2020 Field Day
  • March 1, 2020 Field Day
  • April 5, 2020 Field Day
  • May 3, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation

Bladesmith 

Grade 5-12: Sundays - Schedule B

  • September 15, 2019 Field Day
  • October 13, 2019 Field Day
  • November 3, 2019 Field Day
  • January 12, 2020 Field Day
  • February 2, 2020 Field Day
  • March 1, 2020 Field Day
  • April 5, 2020 Field Day
  • May 3, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation

Blacksmith 

Grade 4-12: Saturdays - Schedule C

  • September 21, 2019 Field Day
  • October 19, 2019 Field Day
  • November 9, 2019 Field Day
  • Dec 7, 2019 Field Day
  • January 18, 2020 Field Day
  • February 8, 2020 Field Day
  • March 7, 2020 Field Day
  • April 18, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation

Bladesmith 

Grade 5-12: Saturday - Schedule C

  • September 21, 2019 Field Day
  • October 19, 2019 Field Day
  • November 9, 2019 Field Day
  • Dec 7, 2019 Field Day
  • January 18, 2020 Field Day
  • February 8, 2020 Field Day
  • March 7, 2020 Field Day
  • April 18, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation

Blacksmith 

Grade 4-12: Saturdays - Schedule E

  • September 28, 2019 Field Day
  • October 26, 2019 Field Day
  • November 16, 2019 Field Day
  • Dec 8, 2019 Field Day
  • January 25, 2020 Field Day
  • February 15, 2020 Field Day
  • March 14, 2020 Field Day
  • April 25, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation

Bladesmith 

Grade 5-12: Saturday - Schedule E

  • September 28, 2019 Field Day
  • October 26, 2019 Field Day
  • November 16, 2019 Field Day
  • Dec 8, 2019 Field Day
  • January 25, 2020 Field Day
  • February 15, 2020 Field Day
  • March 14, 2020 Field Day
  • April 25, 2020 Field Day
  • May 16, 2020 Graduation