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Course Overview

Blacksmithing – the technique of heating metal and forging it into necessary implements and tools dates back over a thousand years. There has been a recent resurgence of interest in this field. Most blacksmiths are self taught,

However, understanding the basic principles and techniques can speed the learning process.

Please join us at historic Casa San Ysidro in Corrales for a hands-on opportunity to gain the fundamental knowledge necessary to begin making your own tools, knives, and decorative art.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn some of the history behind this ancient craft
  • Learn the fundamentals behind blacksmithing for the purpose of making tools, knives or art
  • Practice some of what you learn, creating a hand-forged kitchen hook.

Who Should Attend

Beginning blacksmiths and anyone interested in learning the fundamentals behind blacksmithing. Class participants should understand that this is a physically challenging course, You will need to be able to very actively use a heavy hammer for more than two hours

Additional Information

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required for participants.

This is a "hands-on" class and you will each be forging  a piece of metal.

The shop that we will be working in is small and historically accurate. Therefore, it doesn't have an air conditioner and gets pretty warm. Water and some snacks are suggested.

If you have your own safety glasses, please bring them. If you don't have any, they will be provided for your use. A good pair of leather gloves is also recommended.

The instructor will provide all of the necessary equipment, but if you have a favorite smithing hammer, bring it too.

 

This class is eligible for Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

Prerequisites

Please note: No one under 18 may participate in this class offering.
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Type
In-Person Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:30AM to 1:30PM
Dates
Oct 22, 2022
Schedule
Contact Hours
4.0
Location
  • Casa San Ysidro
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $139.00
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 19, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Oct 19, 2022
Instructors
Type
In-Person Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:30AM to 1:30PM
Dates
Nov 19, 2022
Schedule
Contact Hours
4.0
Location
  • Casa San Ysidro
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $139.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 16, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 16, 2022
Instructors

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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