Introductory Blacksmithing Workshop

Learn the fundamental techniques of blacksmithing and forge a project or two on the day

6 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 3 to 5

label $349 - $379 (or 4 payments of $87.25 - $94.75 Afterpay)
($379 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $349 for 2+ guests)

Come and spend a Saturday with us in this practical introduction to blacksmithing and go home with your very own hand-forged projects! This Sydney workshop is perfect for beginners.

During this full-day workshop, you will experience shaping your own project with hammer and fire, as well as learn a bit about the blacksmith forge, anvil, and tools and techniques used in blacksmithing. You will make a bottle opener and then have the freedom to select your own project, like a fire poker, s-hook or refine your bottle opener game by making some more.

What's included in this workshop:

  • A blacksmithing overview including the tools, processes and a safety briefing.
  • All materials required (steel, hammers, tongs, anvil, gas forge, PPE).
  • Forging your own project with hammer and fire.
  • Access to steel, forge and anvil for other projects on the day as you wish
  • All instructions and support required on the day.
  • Lunch from a local cafe (poke bowl, salad or burger and drink).

How the workshop will run:
The day starts with a safety briefing and then we discuss what it takes to get into blacksmithing as a hobby. This includes the tools required, where to source materials, safe working practises and an overview of the project of the day. We then all make the same project to get everyone comfortable before you can branch out and make something else, for instance, a fire poker or another bottle opener.

Please note:
This is not a knife-making workshop but a more relaxed introduction to blacksmithing where you learn about the tools and processes while still get to make a project or two on the day.
- The workshop will be held in the back yard of our location in Brookvale, Northern Beaches Sydney. This is an industrial setting outside, under roof with basic facilities.
  • Lunch break will be from noon to 1 pm and there are several cafes in the area, as well as two craft breweries within a five-minute walk (Nomad Brewery and 4 Pines Brewery) but there will no alcohol permitted until after any sharp tools are put away.
  • We will aim to let you do as much as possible of this yourself. If you get tired of the hammering and we have to assist, we may have to help you with some decisions on how to complete your project, in order to finish on time.

Save $60 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
No prior experience needed but some physical strength is required to complete the project. Anyone able to lift a one-kilogram hammer over the head and hammer "for a while" (we will help if you get tired).

You must be able over 16-years-old and be able to follow basic safety instructions as provided by your instructor who is with you every step of the way.
What you'll get
  • Hands-on experience with blacksmithing and bring home your own completed project.
  • We will provide leather blacksmith aprons and suitable eye and ear protection.
What to bring
  • We recommend wearing full-length pants and sleeves in 100% cotton or wool and closed-toe shoes on the day.
  • Please bring gloves and hearing protection and dust musk if not wanting to use our provided PPE. - Expect to get hit by some sparks or hot scale which is not dangerous but might be a surprise the first time, (long sleeves and pants is the way to go).

Creative Man - 13-15 Mitchell Road, Brookvale NSW

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Creative workshops in Brookvale on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
We love hobbies where you make something yourself, and teach workshops in spoon carving, blacksmithing and knife making where you forge your own chef knife.

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Daniel Moss Sep 2023

Awesome experience and Jamie was a great teacher. Managed to finish the bottle opener with time to spare and with Jamie's help made a Viking arm ring for my daughter that fits!

Introductory Blacksmithing Workshop review by Daniel Moss - Sydney

Teacher's response

So glad you enjoyed it. The bracelet looks great!

William Shepherd Jun 2023

Bjorn was an awesome teacher! He explained everything really well and was very friendly. The class had a good pace to it. Highly recommend his class to anyone. :)

Ben Dukes May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Absolutely loved it and Jamie is a character , was very friendly and far for all skill levels
I have a moderate experience with hammering stuff so the teacher pushed me a little and got me to make 2 at the same time witch I thought was fantastic
Highly recommended

Metalwork class review by Ben Dukes - Sydney

Joseph Whelan Apr 2023

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Amazing class and teacher we had so much fun and work away will our ow projects

Rhys Llewellyn Dec 2022

The whole experience was top level.
A great facility and expert tuition.
I would suggest having some product on display to buy as I would have bought something if it was offered.

Peter Tassell Dec 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

really enjoyed it. the instructor was great. felt like a real man after the experience. needed a lie-down afterwards though. highly recommend.

Daniel Mautner Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was a fabulous experience, learning a unique and ancient art. But what really made it great was the kindness of the staff, Bjørn and Tim.

Introductory Blacksmithing Workshop review by Daniel Mautner - Sydney

Jaroslav Kebrdle Oct 2022

Thank you Jamie. I have very good time with you and new friends. First time blacksmiting and i have bottle opener. Cheers Jaroslav

Metalwork class review by Jaroslav Kebrdle - Sydney

Suzanne Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great teacher interesting background info stories. Great step by step instructions and then is happy to let you be independent. Would have liked more time to complete little independent projects but on the other hand too exhausted to do so on same day! Do you have follow up continuers course? I mean another day of forging for those who have already done the intro?

Steven Sell Sep 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The teacher Jamie was excellent and knowledgable and extremely helpful.
I learnt that blacksmithing is very hard work. The lunch providewd was excellent.
I would highly recomend this coarse.

Rob Sawyer Jul 2022

A great fun day. Lots of learning and interesting skills to develop. Jamie the teacher was very patient, really knowledgeable and good fun. He made the day go quickly but at the same time was very generous with his teaching. Excellent lunch. Strongly recommend the blacksmithing course.

Metalwork class review by Rob Sawyer - Sydney

Cody Chockman Jul 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic class really good value for money.
Fantastic staff run, super helpful would recommend and will be attending their other classes again

Aaron Carpenter May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

A history lesson with practical skills thrown in. Great instructor, fun class

Will look at doing again to build on skills!

Metalwork class review by Aaron Carpenter - Sydney

Holly Gibbs Feb 2022

Had a great day, met some nice people and learnt a lot about blacksmithing. Jamie did a great job of presenting the class.

Elise Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great relaxed environment and space to work in.
Amazing experience creating and shaping my own kitchen knife!
*Note: this review is for the knife course, not basic blacksmithing.

Amanda Rutherford Nov 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Loved the class.
Bjorn was a great instructor and made sure everyone had a good time and helped out when some of us struggled with the hammering!
Highly recommend

Introductory Blacksmithing Workshop review by Amanda Rutherford - Sydney

Pam Dingwall Jan 2021

Very personable teacher in Jamie who looks the part toogood instruction and nice little touches like beer and sausage at the end

William Millard Dec 2020

I booked my 16yo son into this course. He didn't stop raving about how good it was and how the instructors were the nicest people he'd ever encountered.
We'll be booking him back in for the next available course!

Liam Bate Dec 2020

Teachers were great, very kind, we got to do what we wanted, and I learned a lot about blacksmithing, creating blades and rolling details

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