Following classes are on offer:

Escape the routine and learn how to forge a bottle opener at Footscray Wharf’s iconic forge. This is a hands-on but gentle introduction to forging with a focus on fun whilst being safe – there will be some time to relax, have a cuppa and a chat.

You will be provided with all the necessary personal protective gear before being allocated your own forging station. After a brief safety induction, one of our experienced tutors will demonstrate how to light and maintain a fire, teach you how to heat your steel and guide you, step by step, through the process of forging your own unique bottle opener. Once completed, your bottle opener will be hot brushed and waxed, ready to be gifted to a loved one or used at home.

Being part of a vibrant arts precinct on the edge of the river, we feel truly blessed and like to share the love with anyone willing to be seduced … we never tire of that moment, when a participant realises that … brute strength is not a prerequisite for success in blacksmithing.

Age Requirements

Minimum age for students is 12 and under 15’s need to be accompanied by an adult, also enrolled in the course.

Prices:  Adult (17+yrs) $210, Youth (12-16yrs) $185

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