West Virginia
Forged in Fire: The Art of Blacksmithing in the Appalachian Mountains
Fire up your forge as you discover your passion for metalworking in this week-long artistic exploration of blacksmithing set at the base of the Appalachian Mountains.
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Program No. 6244RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

With a hammer in hand and flames in your forge, create intricate pieces of art from wrought iron and steel. On this learning adventure, discover the age-old blacksmithing techniques like welding, punching, upsetting and swaging from expert instructors in the picturesque foothills of West Virginia. Use these newfound skills to create metal masterpieces of your own and set aglow your blacksmithing passions in this tranquil mountain town.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn blacksmithing basics from top-notch professionals and hands-on demonstrations.
  • Complete beautiful art pieces to display for the entire center to admire in an open studio exhibition.
  • Explore the rustic West Virginia town of Ripley in the evenings on excursions throughout the city.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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