Blacksmith Classes

2017 Schedule

Both Level One and Level Two Classes are scheduled for the 2017 – book early to get a place! You must register. Level One or previous experience required for Level Two course.

Basic Beginner Level 1 Classes
Times: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • March 18 – full
  • April 22 – full (now 1 opening due to a cancellation)
  • May 6th (full)
  • Mau 13th (3 filled, 1 open)
  • May 27 – full
  • June 17th – full
  • October 21 (3 filled, 1 open)
  • December 2 – full

Beginner Level 2 Classes
Times: Friday 6:00 – 10:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • November 17, 18 and 19 – full
Registration for 2017
Click here for the Current Program Document All classes will take place at the Waldie Blacksmith Shop,
16 James Street, Milton, Ontario.
Call 905-875-4156 to register or email:
All cheques payable to Milton Historical Society.You must be at least 18 years of age. Maximum enrolment – 4 students per class and minimum enrolment is 2 students per class.
Course Requirements:

Students will be supplied with an anvil, hammers, and safety glasses.
Students must wear natural fibre clothing (cotton or wool), a hat, leather shoes/boots, and gloves.
Students should bring their own brown bag lunch.
ALL students will be required to sign a waiver releasing the MHS and the instructor from liability for any personal injury or damage. Upon signing the waiver and registration form, the MHS assumes that the student has read the Shop Safety Guidelines and agrees to adhere to them.All cheques due at least two weeks prior to start date of course and payable to: Milton Historical Society
Introduction to Blacksmithing Level One:
Basic beginner introductory class where you will learn the traditional art of Blacksmithing. No experience required. This is a one-day beginner class where students will be taught fire lighting, hammering techniques, drawing out steel, etc. Students will complete a simple project. Cost: $125.00
Instructors: Darwyne Hourie and Larry Maughan
Beginner Blacksmithing Level Two:
The Beginner course is intended to develop basic skills. Some of the things that will be taught include fire lighting, introduction to tools, hammering techniques, etc. Heat-treating and tempering will be introduced. Students will complete various projects, which they will take home. You must have taken Level One or have had some previous experience.

: $300.00
Instructors: Mr. Darwyne Hourie and Larry Maughan