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Blacksmithing Workshops for Locals

Have you ever wanted to try blacksmithing? Come take a Monday afternoon or evening forging class at the Folk School! Learn basic safety, blacksmithing history, coal fire maintenance, forging and finishing techniques while making simple and useful items for your home such as hooks, a key rack, or a wall hanging coat rack. Open to all beginners. Class is held once a week for four weeks from November 23-December 14th, 2020.

Workshop 1: Taught by Paul Garrett

Dates: Monday afternoons from November 23-December 14
Times: 2 p.m.-4 p.m.
Price: $120 plus an estimated $30 material fees
Where: JCCFS Blacksmith Shop

Workshop 2: Taught by Elizabeth Belz

Dates: Monday nights from November 23-December 14
Times: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Price: $120 plus an estimated $30 material fees
Where: JCCFS Blacksmith Shop


If you'd like to register for a slot in our blacksmithing workshops, you may call 828-837-2775 and select 1. Calls will be received M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


A deposit of $60 is required at the time of registration, and full payment is due one week prior to the workshop. Material fees will be paid on the last day of the workshop.

For cancellation five business days prior to the class start date, registrants will receive a full refund. Cancellation under five business days prior to the class state date will be half of the deposit.

Limited scholarship funds are available and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on how to apply, email Elizabeth Belz at elizabeth@folkschool.org or call 828-516-7896.
Am I Local?
Folk School Local Students are people that are part- and full-time residents of the following counties:
  • North Carolina: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, Transylvania counties, and Qualla Boundary
  • Georgia: Fannin, Gilmer, Rabun, Towns and Union counties
  • Tennessee: Polk and Monroe counties
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Brasstown, NC 28902


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Craft Shop Hours:
By appointment only, Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 828-837-2775

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