We offer blacksmithing classes in 3-hour sessions because it seems to be a good length for people to fit into their busy lives and it also is a reasonable length for someone new to blacksmithing to enjoy themselves without getting overly tired. Classes are generally offered on Saturday or Sunday afternoons but other times might also be available upon request. Enrollment is by prior approval only (class are held in the Mount Vernon area, forge address will be provided upon enrollment) Cost is $100/student/3-hr session with a two student minimum (unless prior approval is granted). Class Principles: • Learning for everyone is the goal here, so bring your curiosity with you! • Safety glasses, proper-fitting gloves and long pants (that can get dirty) are required • Bring water to drink (forging is hot work and sweating a lot is normal, especially in summer)