Forging Basics with Matt Pohorelsky

Saturday - Sunday, January 19 - 20, 10-4p

Flite Acres Ranch is now hosting Creative Side Metal Works!


Unleash your creativity on a beautiful 50-acre paradise in Wimberley, TX only seven minutes from the downtown square. 


Dive in and learn the essentials of blacksmithing during this two day workshop. Day one students learn the basics of drawing and tapering steel by forging decorative hooks. This project will teach students how to take regular metal stock and turn it into a unique piece of functional art. Day two will focus on forging, texturing, and riveting larger stock to create a back plate for the hooks to make a functional rack. If time permits students will incorporate these skills and create a matching round towel rack. Students will leave with a general knowledge of hammer techniques, heat forging, twisting, creating a rat tail, drawing and tapering, as well as a foundation on blacksmithing terminology and techniques. Beginners welcome. ***This class is open to ages 16 and up.



Escape. Relax. Rejuvenate.

Just a short walk to the Blanco River, Flite Acres Ranch is the perfect get-a-away.

For lodging options and booking, view the links below.

Please contact Flite Acres Ranch directly about exclusive student only pricing. 

Flite Acres Ranch Bunk House

Flite Acres Ranch Cabin


  • Important Dress Code:

  • When attending Metal Works classes, you must ALWAYS wear all cotton clothing.  Long pants are a necessity.

    Be aware that it's possible to get 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 spark sand falling objects, work boots are best.  Sandals or low shoes are unacceptable.


***IMPORTANT: These classes are held at Flite Acres Ranch located at 2595 Flite Acres Rd, Wimberley Texas***




Tuition: $330 + $40 kit fee

FULL. We have a waiting list for this class. If you would like to be added, please email info@creativeside.org.

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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