Advanced Blacksmithing

Advanced Blacksmithing is designed for participants eager to hone their blacksmithing skill sets learned in our popular Primitive Skills Camp. Participants will heat steel to workable temperatures 1000+ degrees fahrenheit! Then use tongs, anvils, hammers and smaller tools to taper steel into artwork. Blacksmithing is a creative and physical art that requires the smith to fully commit and create through the ebb and flow of heating, hammering and reheating steel.

In this Friday workshop, participants will learn to:

  1. Design works to scale using drawing, grid paper and units of measure.
  2. Mix mediums like copper, steel, stone and wood.
  3. Rivet and combine two pieces of metal together.
  4. Heat treat and strengthen metal works.
  5. And more!

Note, blacksmithing experience is a must for admission into this offering.

Camp Section

Ages: Girls and boys 9 – 14 years old

Experience Requirement: Must have completed one or more Primitive Skills Camps.

Where: Tahoe Expedition Academy, 9765 Schaffer Mill Rd., Truckee, CA 96161

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to Bring: Closed-toed shoes and cotton pants/jeans and long sleeves are required for blacksmithing. Synthetic clothing is not permitted while blacksmithing, as it melts. We will provide gloves, ear and eye protection.

Hydration / Nutrition: Please bring a water bottle, snacks and lunch to power through each camp day.

Final Products: Campers will bring refined and finished metal works and art home at the end of camp.

Capacity: 10.

Camp Price: $150