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

BGCM Class Schedule - Class vacancies as of December 10, 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 6 - 7, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

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.

Full
Jan 13 - 14, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Forging a Rose and Flowers

Instructor:Jacob Selmer

Assisting:Ted McNett

Fee:$200

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. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

8 openings
Feb 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$200

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.

Full
Feb 24 - 25, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Forge your own hammer

Instructor:Ted McNett

Assisting:

Fee:$200

Forge a 2 lb hammer out of 1045 steel as well as the punch/drift to form the eye. Hardening and tempering will be covered and handles will be provided.
Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience

7 openings
Mar 3 - 4, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Ray Neubauer

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

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.

Full
Mar 7 - Apr 4, 2018 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

(March 7, 14, 21, 28, and April 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.

6 openings
Mar 24 - 25, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Wrapped eye tomahawk

Instructor:Ted McNett

Assisting:

Fee:$200

Forge a wrapped eye tomahawk using mild steel and a welded high carbon bit for the cutting edge.
Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience. Prior forge welding success is highly recommended

7 openings
Apr 7 - 8, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

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.

Full
Apr 9 - 12, 2018 (Mon-Thu)

Class:Super BS-101 Beginner

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$350

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-5PM each day.

6 openings
Jun 9 - 10, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

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.

Full
Jul 14 - 15, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-202 Intermediate Blacksmithing

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Prerequisite: BS101 or similiar experience
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. Class time 9am-5pm each day.

5 openings
Aug 4 - 5, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:Jim Maness

Assisting:Bob Nagle

Fee:$200

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.

3 openings
Oct 3 - 31, 2018 (Wed-Wed)

Class:BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

(October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31) 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.

8 openings
Oct 6 - 7, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:Tool & Jig Making

Instructor:Bob Hungerman

Assisting:Jim Maness

Fee:$200

Prerequisite: BS101 or similar experience
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-5pm each day.

8 openings
Dec 8 - 9, 2018 (Sat-Sun)

Class:BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing

Instructor:TBD

Assisting:TBD

Fee:$200

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.

7 openings

More classes being scheduled soon. Please check back