Apprentice in the craft and folklore of blacksmithing 1-weekend a month for 9-months. Train with our Artisans Guild and learn to blacksmith at the Trackers forge by fire, hammer and anvil. In this year-round program we forge tapers, split, twist and punch hot metal to make aesthetic and useful items.
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The Artisans Guild
As a Blacksmithing Apprentice you join our Artisans Guild. Our best educators and returning students guide Apprentices as they learn as a team.
Apprentices work together as part of a powerful learning team. They connect with like-minded peers while building authentic skills and sharing a deep relationship with nature. This is not just a club, this can be a life-long path of study in traditional crafts.
How it works
Mentoring Weekends Apprentices attend one monthly training day from September to May. They get hands-on experience with expert mentors crafting tools and art. See below for class schedule.
Skills Evenings & Open Archery Range There are also learning opportunities every week. Apprentices and their family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thursday) and our Open Archery Range (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday). For Open Forges, apprentices get a reduced rate in material fees.
Blacksmithing Apprenticeship 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 Apprenticeship 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.
No Prior Blacksmithing Experience Required
Our Blacksmithing & Bladesmith Apprenticeships works best with varying levels of experience. Similar to a martial arts dojo, more advanced students are occasionally charged to help teach a skill to beginning students. With oversight from a guild mentor, this proven method helps creates a true learning community.
Commitment and Service
Becoming a skilled Artisan is lifetime pursuit and a rite of passage. Many students have come back for multiple years of study and membership in the Blacksmithing Guild through camps, classes and the Blacksmithing Apprenticeship. Personal mentorship insures all levels of learners are welcome and benefit from this diversity.
- September - May
- This program runs September to May with optional family events.
- 9 Forge Days
- One Saturday or Sunday every month, 9am-4:30pm. See below for class schedule.
Attend Skills Evenings (Thursday) or Open Archery Range (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) anytime. The option of over 200 more hours of program time for the entire family.
For Open Forge, apprentices get a reduced rate in material fees.