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Blacksmithing & Toolmaking

Families at the Forge

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Course Overview

The North House Blacksmith Shop excites the curiosity of adults and kids alike—hammers pound, sparks fly, and red-hot metal becomes a fire poker, hook, or other tool right before their eyes. Try your hand at the forge in this family class as kids and adults work together to craft simple items and get a sense for this ancient trade. The tuition rate covers a maximum of three people working together, either one adult with one or two children, or two adults working with one child. Children must be at least 10 years old to participate in this course

Required Tools

  • Jeans
  • Cotton shirts (no nylon clothing), long sleeved is best
  • Closed-toe shoes, ideally leather
  • Clothing comfortable to be outdoors
  • Hair tie for long hair
  • Leather gloves

Optional Tools

  • Safety glasses & hearing protection (provided, but you may wish to bring your own for fit and comfort)

Session Information

This course is part of Family Weekend, which features a variety of kid and family friendly activities. Check out the event page for more details!


Sat, Oct 21st, 2023

Course Details

Hours: 9am - 3pm
Tuition: $170.00
Materials fee: $25.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Cody Myers
Cody Myers
Foxboro, WI

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Families at the Forge