Intro to Blacksmithing: Candy Cane Ornaments w/ Karen Kocher

12/10/2023 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET


Project-Based Workshop


  • $75.00


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). 


Prerequisites: N/A


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


Cancellation Policy:

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.*