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Blacksmithing Program

Blacksmithing

In 2019, the SRC built a blacksmith shop as a Timber Frame Building Arts workshop.  We’re now using it to help promote the art and craft of traditional and modern blacksmithing by providing opportunities for the public to view the work of and to work with area blacksmith artisans.  


SRC Blacksmith Shop Members will have the opportunity to learn blacksmithing from other blacksmiths as well as access to the shop to work on their own projects as their skills progress.

Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop

Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 1-4pm


Work with the forge to learn safety and fire management as well as basic hammering skills.  This workshop is required for Blacksmith Shop Member status at the SRC.  It is not a requirement for the workshops on 11/28 and 12/5.  Signup soon, workshop size is limited to the first 6 registrants!


Six students maximum.  

Cost $50 for SRC members, $60 for non-members

Instructor, Noah Khoury

Saturday, November  14, 2020 from 1-4pm


With blacksmithing, the individual is learning both art and a technology while integrating a whole range of physical movements, body coordination skills and situational problem solving.  It’s also great fun and a way to develop mastery skills that are transferable to other life activities, jobs and career interests.


For more information about how to become a Blacksmith Shop Member contact John McKeeby at 875-6889 or via email at John.McKeeby@SchoharieRiverCenter.org


COVID -19 precautions will be enforced. Social distancing and the wearing of masks, frequent use of hand sanitizer and health screening will occur at every workshop.  Please let us know if you have tested positive or have been exposed to the corona virus.   


Blacksmithing with Found and Scrap Metal

Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 1-4pm


Master basic forging and hammering skills. Signup soon, workshop size is limited to the first 6 registrants!


Six students maximum.  

Cost  $50

Instructor, Bryan Salisbury

Saturday, November  21, 2020 from 1-4pm


Blacksmithing Workshop - Make a Candlestick

Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 1-4pm


In time for the holidays, sign up for this hands-on workshop and make a candlestick.  Master basic forging and hammering skills. Signup soon, workshop size is limited to the first 6 registrants!


Six students maximum.  

Cost $60 for SRC members, $70 for non-members

Instructor, Noah Khoury

Saturday, November  28, 2020 from 1-4pm



Blacksmithing Workshop - Make a Fireplace Poker

Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 1-4pm


In time for the holidays, sign up for this hands-on workshop and make a fireplace poker.  Master basic forging and hammering skills. Signup soon, workshop size is limited to the first 6 registrants!


Six students maximum.  

Cost $55 for SRC members, $65 for non-members

Instructor, Noah Khoury

Saturday, November  28, 2020 from 1-4pm



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