Kentucky artist/blacksmith Craig Kaviar is opening his workshop to teach a Beginner Blacksmith Class. While learning basic techniques the students will make several items for themselves including J hooks, nails, leaves (for keychains) and finally a forge welded fireplace poker.
Students are expected to have their own safety equipment: work gloves, leather shoes, and eye protection are required. Students are also required to use ear protection which will be provided. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own. Due to the nature of the working space and safety, classes are limited to 10 students.
More info can be found here.