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Class List > Metal Arts > Blacksmithing: Beginning

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”

Please bring safety glasses, light leather gloves, and hearing protection.

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


Upcoming Classes...

  • Saturday, Sep. 24th, 2022 and Sunday, Sep. 25th, 2022 from 9:00am until 5:00pm
    Location: Blacksmith Academy on Walnut Street - Walnut Street • Bentonsport, IA 52565 [Map]
    Registration Closed / Class Full