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.

As individual classes are filled, the Blacksmith Coordinator works with the Blacksmiths to see if additional clases can be added. There is no guarantee of new classes, but we encourage you to check back at this page to see if new classes have been added.

Basic Beginner Level 1 Classes
Times: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Some Special Classes on Sundays)

  • March 18 – completed
  • April 22 – completed
  • May 6th – completed
  • May 13th – completed
  • May 27 – completed
  • June 11th – completed
  • June 17th – completed
  • June 25th – completed
  • October 21 – completed
  • November 4th – completed
  • November 11th – completed
  • December 2 – full

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

  • September 15, 16 and 17 – completed
  • November 17, 18 and 19 – 1 new opening due to a cancellation
  • November 24th, 25th and 26th – 1 opening (instructors are Mike Armstrong and Megan Carter of Armstrong and Carter Ironworks of Georgetown)
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
Published on May 29, 2017

My day at the blacksmith forge in Milton Ontario. Unfortunately none of the video has me hammering anything but I had a blast and learned a lot while I forged a couple of coat hooks. Check them out if your interested.