Learn to forge iron in this basic beginner's course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Sam Hibbs. This two-hour class will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and tools used in blacksmithing. You’ll go home with an iron leaf keyring that you made yourself and the skills to start your journey into this fascinating craft!
Total cost of class - $67 includes registration, class fee, all materials, and admission to the Craft Village. $45 is payable to your instructor at the beginning of class, plus the $22 registration fee payable online here.
This class is for students 16 years old or older. For all classes, students MUST wear nonflammable clothing -- NO synthetics or synthetic blends. You will not be allowed in the forge area if you are wearing flammable clothing. No open-toed footwear or any boots with meltable tops. Bring eye protection if you have it, but safety glasses will be provided if not.
NOTE: Classes may be canceled at any time due to Covid-19. Please, call (870) 269-3854 prior to traveling to confirm your class. A full refund will be issued if your workshop is canceled.Lodging is available in the park at The Cabins at Dry Creek, our newly remodeled duplex-style hotel rooms. There is a Folk School discount for students booking more than 3 days. Call the Cabins office at 800-264-3655 to book with the discount. To book rooms for less than three days, click here.