I would have loved this course when I was a kid. This fun, one day course gives a child as young as 11 the opportunity to learn blacksmithing basics with a parent/guardian there with them to share the workload. Even though every youngster would love to make a sword or a suit or armour, this gives them the chance to channel their enthusiasm into learning the techniques and tools that are the grounding of this craft. They will get to make more practical items to start with and it may spark their drive to continue on the path and maybe get to making that sword one day.
We start with a tour of the workshop, getting you both familiar with the tools and materials we will be using and OH & S. After a forging demonstration, your child will put into practice the techniques just learned by making an “S” hook. Throughout the day they will have the opportunity to make a variety of small, basic blacksmithed items to take home. You are there to guide them, help them, and take over the hammering if they get tired.
|Event Date||Fri 20 Dec 2019 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||Fri 20 Dec 2019 5:00 am|