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Blacksmithing: Beginning

Instructors: Bill Printy and Mark Heisdorffer

Class Fee:$225.00

Bill Printy and Mark Heisdorffer will teach workshops at the Forge and Anvil Academy, in historic Bentonsport where there are five forges for learning the fine art of taking a piece of iron, heating it up, and making a beautiful and useful item for one’s home. The Forge and Anvil Academy, where hundreds of students have learned the fine art of taking a piece of iron, and creating a beautiful and useful item, is one of a few places where artistic blacksmithing is taught in the United States. Where else can one learn to craft tools from iron at the side of an experienced artistic blacksmith in a shop with five forges? And in the words of one “village smithy” in Bentonsport, “Heat some iron—Make some stuff”

Location: Blacksmith Academy - Walnut Street • Bentonsport, IA 52565 [Map]

*All 2017 and 2018 classes are full.  We are not accepting registrations at this time.

  • April 29-30 2017(full)
  • June 10-11 2017 (full)
  • September 23-24 2017 (full)
  • April 28-29 2018 (full)
  • June 2-3 2018 (full)
  • September 29-30 2018 (full)        

Upcoming Classes...

  • Saturday, Apr. 28th, 2018 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Additional Details: Two-Day Class. Also Sunday, Apr. 29th, 2018 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Location: Blacksmith Academy - Walnut Street • Bentonsport, IA 52565 [Map]
    Registration Closed / Class Full
  • Saturday, Jun. 2nd, 2018 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Additional Details: Two-Day Class. Also Sunday, Jun. 3rd, 2018 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Location: Blacksmith Academy - Walnut Street • Bentonsport, IA 52565 [Map]
    Registration Closed / Class Full
  • Saturday, Sep. 29th, 2018 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Additional Details: Two-Day Class. Also Sunday, Sep 30th, 2018 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Location: Blacksmith Academy - Walnut Street • Bentonsport, IA 52565 [Map]
    Register For This Session