Intro to Blacksmithing: Candy Cane Ornaments w/ Karen Kocher
214 N. Trenton Ave
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
United States of America
Learn to forge, finesse, and finish steel while crafting a hand-forged, decorative steel ornament in this hands-on blacksmithing workshop. You’ll learn how to operate a blacksmithing forge using a suite of critical hand tools (like hammers, tongs, and vices) to heat steel; how to flatten, twist, and shape steel at the anvil; and how to finish your work with natural waxes and oils to obtain the blackened patina commonly associated with blacksmithing.
What You Will Create: A decorative steel ornament!
Clearance(s) Earned: Blacksmithing Forge
What to Bring/Wear: Closed-toe shoes (no mesh).
Age Requirement: Open to ages 16+. Class participants that are 12-17 years old must have a parent present at Protohaven for the duration of the class.
Rules & Expectations: All members, visitors, and class participants are expected to abide by Protohaven rules and guidelines outlined in the Member Guide.
Minimum Enrollment: 2
Single-session class or workshop
If canceled 72 hours or more before the scheduled date, the participant will have the option to receive a refund, or have their registration moved to another class or workshop.
If canceled within 72 hours of the scheduled date, no refund will be provided, but the participant may choose to have their registration moved to another class or workshop or to receive a credit on their account.
Multi-session class or workshop
If canceled 1 week (7 days) prior to the start date, the participant will have the option to receive a refund or account credit minus a $35 cancellation fee, or to have their registration moved to another multi-session class or workshop, if available.
If canceled less than 1 week (7 days) prior to the start date, no refund will be provided, but the participant will receive a credit on their account, minus a $75 cancellation fee.
If a participant is a no-show, no refunds, credits, or transfers (rescheduling) will be given. Please be aware that there are no exceptions to these cancellation policies. *Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment.*