Basic Blacksmithing - Holiday Decor with Matt Pohorelsky

Saturday, December 16, 11-3p

This course is open to ages 14 and up. Fun for kids and adults!

Great for beginners. Sign up your crafty kiddo, or take it together! (Parents, this is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your kid's, sneak in holiday shopping, or a little R&R during this hectic season.)

Students will work side by side to design and create a one of a kind ornament or stocking hanger. Basic forging tools and techniques will be introduced: Drawing down, tapering, bending, shaping, and twisting hot glowing steel. Students will leave with a thorough introduction to hand forging, finishing techniques, and the blacksmith shop. 

Make a unique gift for you or a loved one - handmade gifts are the best!


  • Important Dress Code:

    When attending Metal Works classes, you must ALWAYS wear all cotton clothing. Polyester and poly-blend materials (plastic) are unsafe to wear. 

    Shirt tails need to be tucked in.

    Long pants are a necessity. If you show up in shorts, you will not be allowed to complete the course.

    Do not wear torn or frayed clothing. Also, be aware that you'll likely end up with small burn holes in your clothing from this class so dress appropriately.

    Do not wear jewelry of any kind.

    Always wear LEATHER footwear that protects from sparks, falling objects, and embers (canvas, etc will easily ignite and burn). High top work boots are best.

    Sandals or low shoes with no socks are unacceptable forms of footwear.


  •  ***Living Social vouchers can not be entered online, you MUST call or email us to enroll and reserve your desired class date. 512-799-0731, info@creativeside.org***


IMPORTANT: These classes are held at CREATIVE SIDE METAL WORKS located at 2311 Thornton Road, Studio Q

Please use street parking, we are found at the back right corner of the complex, look for our sign.




Tuition: $135 all materials included

Reserve your spot today in one of our many inspiring workshops or classes by calling the Creative Side | Jewelry Academy of Austin 512-799-0731 or feel free to email us with any questions at info@creativeside.org.

We accept Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover. For phone or email registration you must call or email to register before sending a payment.

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