Classes are held at the Carroll County Farm Museum in the Traditional Arts building

BGCM Class Schedule - Class vacancies as of June 15, 2017

Call 410-386-3881 or Email register@bgcmonline.org - Registration to resume April 20, 2017

More classes being scheduled soon. Please check back

Jan 10 - 11, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Mannes

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Jan 24 - 25, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Forging an Iron Rose

Instructor:Jacob Selmer

Assisting:Ted McNett

Fee:$175

This class will focus on forming flowers. Students will create different flowers in time for Valentine's Day. This will include the sheet metal rose, rolled rose, and others. Stems and leaves will be forged from bar stock. We will explore textures, tooling, and techniques. All materials are provided. Students should have basic metalworking knowledge, but there are no prerequisite courses.

Completed
Feb 21 - 22, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Knife Making

Instructor:Walter Van Alstine

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of knife making and finish a forged blade with handle. Class time 9AM-4PM each day.

Completed
Mar 4 - Apr 1, 2015 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Albin Drzewianowski

Assisting:Bill Koogle

Fee:$175

(March 3, 10,17, 24, & April 1) Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge a fish tail scroll, pig tail scroll, tab hook, drive hook, forge poker, water can handle, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 6-9:30PM each day.

Completed
Mar 21 - 22, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Torch fired copper enameling

Instructor:Ted McNett

Assisting:Sarah Heller

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of enameling using an acetylene torch. Enameling is the process of using heat to fuse powdered glass to metal. Basic equipment, materials and techniques will be discussed. The student will learn how to apply patterns, shapes, stencils, and wire inlays to create unique designs for pendants, earrings, or added adornment. Students may experiment with steel if interested. All needed materials and supplies will be provided. Limit of 8 students. Safety glasses are required. Class time 9AM-4PM each day.

Cancelled
Apr 11 - 12, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

Completed
Apr 13 - 16, 2015 (Mon-Thu)

Class:Super BS-101 Beginner

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$300

In this extended 4 day version of BS-101, students will learn blacksmithing safety, setting up of their own shop, evaluating equipment, an overview of forge welding, an overview of working with high carbon and tool steels, finishes and blacksmithing resources. Students will learn to make: Forge poker, drip cans, various types of hooks, forge & heat treat a scribe. Wed & Thurs will be open forge for students to try making items which fall within their skill level & time limits. Class time 9AM-4PM each day.

Completed
Apr 18 - 19, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-202 Intermediate Blacksmithing

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$175

Learn hammer control, hardening and tempering, and rivet making. You will forge a pair of pick up tongs and all the tooling necessary to punch, drift, rivet, and assemble them. Projects will include a top rivet set, bottom rivet stake, center punch, scribe, round punch, and a punch plate or bolster.

Completed
Jun 6 - 7, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:David Tyner

Assisting:Bill Koogle

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-4pm each day.

Completed
Jun 27 - 28, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-4pm each day.

Completed
Jul 25 - 26, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-4pm each day.

Completed
Aug 22 - 23, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Tool & Jig Making

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$175

Learn to make basic tools and jigs for the blacksmith shop: Spring fuller, bending fork, scrolling wrench, vise-held bending jigs, tripod scale. Welding involved but not required. Wearing Long-sleeve cotton shirts encouraged. Class time 9am-4pm each day.

Completed
Oct 3 - 4, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Bill Koogle

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-4pm each day.

Completed
Oct 7 - Nov 4, 2015 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$175

(October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4) Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge a fish tail scroll, pig tail scroll, tab hook, drive hook, forge poker, water can handle, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 6-9:30PM each day.

Completed
Nov 7 - 8, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Forge Welding

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:George Hughes

Fee:$175

Learn basic forge welding techniques and make a small project incorporating forge welds Forge welding or Fire Welding is a technique for joining two pieces of iron or steel by heating them in a forge and then fusing them together with hammer blows.Class time 9am-4pm each day.

Completed
Dec 5 - 6, 2015 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$175

Learn the basics of blacksmithing from forge and fire control to hammer control. You will learn to forge decorative scrolls, hooks, and other student selected projects as time permits. Class time 9am-4pm each day.

Completed

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