Intro to Blacksmithing

ges 18 and older, Wednesday, 5:45 -8:45 p.m. (3 hr)

$180 for non-members per 4-week session
$162 for members per 4-week session

Do you enjoy watching 'Forged in Fire' and always thought how fun it would be to try it? Now's your chance! Learn the ancient technique of Blacksmithing in this 4-week class. Participants will make a small knife by heating metal in a forge then shaping it on an anvil. Students will begin with a rectangular piece of metal, then through a series of forging and hammering they will end up with a small, curved knife.  They will finish it off by making a wooden handle and a sheath holder. 

This class will take only a maximum of 5 students, so register early! All supplies and use of equipment are included in this unique and authentic class.

Intro to Blacksmithing
Session Dates Day and Time Non-member / Member Fee   Register
Session 5 9/9 - 9/30/2020
4 weeks
WED 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
October Session 5 10/5 - 10/26/2020
4 weeks
MON 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
Session 6 11/4 - 12/2/2020
4 weeks
WED 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

Blacksmithing Workshop

Ages 18 and older, Wednesday, 5:45 -8:45 p.m. (3 hr)

$80 for non-members per 2-week session
$72 for members per 2-week session

Want to try your hand at forging on a simpler scale? Then this is the class for you! This class will include forging and twisting of metal.  In this 2-week class, participants will make a forged hook creation.  Learn to do different forged hook items that you can use in your home.  Each session will be a different type of hook, such as coat and planter hooks. Select the session that offers the project you would like to do.  During the summer,  make a planter hook for your garden or during cooler months, make several types of coat, hat, or plant hooks.

No experience necessary.  All supplies and use of equipment included.  Maximum of 5 students so sign up early!

Blacksmithing Workshop
Session Dates Day and Time Non-member /
Member Fee
Session 6:  
Forged Coat Hook 
12/9 - 12/16/2020
2 weeks
WED  5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $80 / $72  Register Here
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Instructor:  Joshua Fisher

Joshua is a trained carpenter and a seasoned woodshop instructor, having taught woodworking for over 10 years.  He has taught numerous Woodworking classes for Tri-county Woodcraft in Springdale and currently teaches private lessons in his home studio.  Joshua also teaches Blacksmithing once a month to veterans in the Wounded Warrior program.  He takes great pride in helping the veterans learn new and useful skills.

Joshua brings his vast experience to ArtsConnect where he teaches Woodworking and Blacksmithing classes for adults.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-1154. 

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to 

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-1410

Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director  

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director