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Blacksmithing Apprenticeship

Year Round Mentoring

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 Blacksmithing After School

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 Apprenticeship In this option, become a Bladesmith. Forge arrowheads, knives, and axes by fire and hammer! Bladesmithing focuses on safely producing and maintaining edged tools. Schedule below.

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

Optional Community & Family Programs Dates Vary
Apprentices and immediate family get free admission to Skills Evenings, Archery Range, and select Community Events.


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

Tuition

OPTION 1 Blacksmithing Apprenticeship Reserve your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is 10 monthly payments of $94.50 (total $995). First payment is due September 10. Schedule below.

OPTION 2 Bladesmith Apprenticeship Reserve your place with a $50 non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is 10 monthly payments of $144 (total $1490). 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

Blacksmithing 

Grade 5-12: Saturdays - Schedule A

  • September 8, 2018 Field Day
  • October 6, 2018 Field Day
  • November 3, 2018 Field Day
  • January 12, 2019 Field Day
  • February 2, 2019 Field Day
  • March 2, 2019 Field Day
  • April 6, 2019 Field Day
  • May 4, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • *Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party

Bladesmith 

Grade 5-12: Sundays - Schedule B

  • September 9, 2018 Field Day
  • October 7, 2018 Field Day
  • November 4, 2018 Field Day
  • January 13, 2019 Field Day
  • February 3, 2019 Field Day
  • March 3, 2019 Field Day
  • April 7, 2019 Field Day
  • May 5, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • * Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party

Bladesmith 

Grade 5-12: Saturday - Schedule E

  • September 22, 2018 Field Day
  • October 27, 2018 Field Day
  • November 17, 2018 Field Day
  • December 1, 2018 Field Day
  • January 26, 2019 Field Day
  • February 16, 2019 Field Day
  • March 16, 2019 Field Day
  • April 27, 2019 Field Day
  • June 1, 2019 Graduation
  • * Bonus Day December - Optional Holiday Party