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COURSES

Waterside offers classes in creative blacksmithing from beginners through to advanced and all our instructors have a Cert IV in Training and Assessment.  The courses are held at our recently renovated studio with all equipment and materials provided. We keep our class sizes small to ensure a personal and enjoyable experience for students and teachers alike.

BEGINNERS SHORT COURSE – Module 1

For people who would like to experience the artistic side of  blacksmithing. No previous experience or special skills are required. The course runs over a four-week period on Saturday mornings or afternoons. Module 1 students are given an overview of the practice including the primary tools used, safety precautions and creative possibilities. They are taught how to light and manage a coke fired forge and will be introduced to some of the fundamental techniques (drawing out, bending, twisting). Learning exercises are designed to enable everyone to take home one completed project after each session! The course is limited to eight persons. Price $490 / $392 (student under 24)

Following courses are on offer:

  • Saturdays from 8:00am-11:30am: 
    • ENROL in Sep Course (Sep 16th / Sep 23rd / Sep 30th / Oct 7th)
    • ENROL in Oct Course (Oct 21st / Oct 28th / Nov 4th / Nov 11th)
  • Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:30pm: 
    • ENROL in Sep Course (Sep 16th / Sep 23rd / Sep 30th / Oct 7th) – FULL
    • ENROL in Oct Course (Oct 21st / Oct 28th / Nov 4th / Nov 11th)

BEGINNERS SHORT COURSE – Module 2

This course is suitable for all former students of Waterside who have completed Module 1, or anyone who has previously completed a structured beginners course with another recognised blacksmithing group. The course runs over a four-week period and classes are held on Saturday mornings or afternoons. Module 2 students will build on the basic techniques learned in Module 1 with new exercises involving splitting, upsetting, punching and forge welding hereby completing the 7 fundamentals of blacksmithing.  Once again, the learning exercises are designed to enable everyone to take home a completed project after most classes and the course is limited to eight persons. Price $540 / $432 (student under 24)

Following courses are on offer:

  • Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:30pm: 
    • ENROL in Sep Course (Sep 16th / Sep 23rd / Sep 30th / Oct 7th) – FULL
    • ENROL in Oct Course (Oct 21st / Oct 28th / Nov 4th / Nov 11th)

PAYMENTS

Your booking is not secure until payment has been received. We accept following payment methods:

  • paypal payments
  • credit card / master card payments using the paypal portal (no need to have a paypal account to use this service)

STUDENTS

Students under the age of 24 receive a 20% discount. Enter code ‘STUDENT20′ after proceeding to payment options.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS

Class sizes are kept small in order to offer a quality experience and courses will need to be fully booked to be profitable. In case you have to cancel a course booking, please note the following :

  • Cancellations more than 2 month before the course starts: a 10% administration fee will be deducted.
  • Cancellations less than 2 month before the course starts: 50% of the course fee will be refunded
  • Cancellations less than 2 weeks before the course starts: no refunds will be given.

MAKE UP CLASSES

In case you cannot make it to a class due to unforeseen circumstances, we will do our best to allocate another time but we can not guarantee that this will always be possible. Make up classes outside normal course hours will attract a $70 fee.