BLACKSMITHING AND CHEF KNIVES

Intro to Blacksmithing


A
ges 18 and older, Tuesdays, 5:45 -8:45 p.m. (3 hr)

$180 for non-members per 4-week session
$162 for members per 4-week session

Do you enjoy watching 'Forged in Fire' and always thought how fun it would be to try it? Now's your chance! Learn the ancient technique of Blacksmithing in this 4-week class. Participants will make a small knife by heating metal in a forge then shaping it on an anvil. Students will begin with a rectangular piece of metal, then through a series of forging and hammering they will end up with a small, curved knife.  

This class will take only a maximum of 6 students, so register early! All supplies and use of equipment are included in this unique and authentic class.

No class week of Thanksgiving.

Make a leather knife case in our one-day Leather Knife/Hatchet Case Workshop.  Bring your knife or hatchet and make a leather case to fit for only $35.  There are many offerings for this workshop. Check them out at: 

Intro to Blacksmithing
Sessions
Session Dates Day and Time Non-member / Member Fee   Register
Session 3:
5/6 - 5/24/2021
4 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
Session 4: 7/8 - 7/27/2021
4 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
Session 5: 8/31 - 9/21/2021
4 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
Session 6: 10/28 - 11/18/2021
4 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

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CUSTOM CHEF KNIFE

Ages 18 and older, Tuesday, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. (3 hr)

$180 for non-members per 2-week session
$162 for members per 2-week session

Make a custom chef knife you'll be proud to use! This is a great class for chefs and anyone that likes to cook. How exciting to be able to use a knife you actually made! Students begin by designing the shape and style of their knife. Then using stock removal (metal bar) you cut out the shape and grind the blade to the desired length and shape.  Creatively design and make a wooden handle. No Metal experience necessary, although basic knowledge of Woodshop tools helpful. There is a maximum of 5 students, so register early! All supplies included.

Custom Chef Knife
Sessions
Session Dates Day/Time Non-member/Member  Register
Session 3: 5/6 - 5/24/2021
4 weeks
TUE 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
Session 4: 7/8 - 7/27/2021
4 weeks
TUE 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
Session 5: 8/31 - 9/21/2021
4 weeks
TUE 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here
Session 6: 10/28 - 11/18/2021
4 weeks
TUE 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. $180 / $162  Register Here

Tomahawk Hatchet Workshop

Ages 18 and older, Tuesday, 5:45 -8:45 p.m. (3 hr)

$100 for non-members per 2-week session
$90 for members per 2-week session

Want to try Blacksmithing without committing to a 4-week class. Try this 2-week workshop where you'll forge a tomahawk hatchet by forging and pounding a metal railroad tie into an ax blade. Finish by making and attaching a wooden handle.

No experience necessary.  All supplies and use of equipment included.  Maximum of 6 students so sign up early!

Make a leather knife case in our one-day Leather Knife/Hatchet Case Workshop.  Bring your knife or hatchet and make a leather case to fit for only $35.  There are many offerings for this workshop. Check them out at: 

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Tomahawk Hatchet
Workshop Sessions
Session Dates Day and Time Non-member /
Member Fee
Register
Session 2:  
 
4/19 - 4/26/2021
2 weeks
MON  5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $100 / $90  Register Here
Session 3: 6/1 - 6/8/2021
2 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $100 / $90  Register Here
Session 4: 8/3 - 8/10/2021
2 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $100 / $90  Register Here
Session 5: 9/28 - 10/5/2021
2 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $100 / $90  Register Here
Session 6: 11/30 - 12/7/2021
2 weeks
TUE 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. $100 / $90  Register Here

LEATHER KNIFE/HATCHET CASE WORKSHOP

Ages 14 and older, Saturdays and Tuesdays

$35 for non-members
$31.50 for members 

Make a case for your knife or tomahawk hatchet you made in one of our Blacksmithing classes.  Cut the leather to fit and stamp creative designs on it.  All supplies included. Bring your knife or hatchet with you to class.  Class is taught by our Leatherworking instructor, Kate Miller.

Leather Case
Workshop Dates
Time Non-member /
Member Fee
Register
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 10 am - 12 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Tue, Jun 15, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Sat Aug 28, 2012 10 am - 12 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Tue, Oct 12, 2021 6:30 - 8:30 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
Sat, Dec 11, 2021 10 am - 12 pm $35 / $31.50 Register Here
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Instructor:  Joshua Fisher

Joshua is a trained carpenter and a seasoned woodshop instructor, having taught woodworking for over 10 years.  He has taught numerous Woodworking classes for Tri-county Woodcraft in Springdale and currently teaches private lessons in his home studio.  Joshua also teaches Blacksmithing once a month to veterans in the Wounded Warrior program.  He takes great pride in helping the veterans learn new and useful skills.

Joshua brings his vast experience to ArtsConnect where he teaches Woodworking and Blacksmithing classes for adults.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-1154. 


Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 


Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-1410


Contact Us


  1. ArtsConnect™ 


    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    45231

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director
    kflamm@springfieldtwp.org  
    (513)728-4262

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director
    lzupon@springfieldtwp.org
    (513)728-4266