2021 Workshop and Demonstration Schedule
Forging a Spoon: Online Demonstration
March 2 | 7:00-8:00 EST | Peters Valley School of Craft
Come see how a spoon is made with blacksmith Anna Koplik. You will learn about how a bar of hot steel is forged by hammer and anvil and then bent and formed to create a functional everyday spoon.
March 27-28 | Center for Metal Arts | Johnstown, PA
In this 2-day class we will learn how to forge a variety of steel utensils from a single piece of material. We will cover isolating mass, spreading material, and drawing out stock to create utensils, such as spoons and spatulas. We will also go over various decorative techniques and designs allowing each student to walk away with their own unique and functional hand-forged utensils.
Beginner - Intermediate
Blacksmithing for Teens
July 18-23 | Touchstone Center for Crafts | Farmington, PA
Join other teens learning the basics of forging beautiful steel objects in a fun, enthusiastic, and inclusive environment! Throughout the week Anna will guide you through proper techniques of swinging a hammer at the anvil and working a coal forge, while covering forging techniques such as tapering, twisting, bending, and spreading steel. These basic skills and techniques will allow you to complete a variety of projects and create your own unique works of art and functional objects. Be prepared to get dirty and have fun!
All Levels (Ages 14-17)
Forging Ahead: Educators' Retreat
July 26-30 | Touchstone Center for Crafts | Farmington, PA
Come learn the art of blacksmithing in a fun, enthusiastic, and inclusive environment! Pound out the stress of the year as you learn to properly swing a hammer at the anvil, work a coal forge, and have fun forging hot steel! Throughout the week techniques such as tapering, twisting, bending, and spreading steel will be covered in order to give you the skills to complete a variety of projects. In the end, everyone will walk away with their own hand forged objects and the skills and knowledge to forge ahead and continue exploring blacksmithing.
Open to anyone but designed for K-12 educators and those studying to be educators.
August 6-8 | Appalachian Center for Craft- Tennesse Tech | Smithville, TN
Learn to forge a variety of steel utensils from a single piece of material. Cover isolating mass, spreading material, drawing out and hot cutting to create spoons, spatulas and more. Explore various decorative techniques and designs to create your own unique, functional hand-forged utensils.
Beginner - Intermediate