Continuing Education

IRON301 - Blacksmithing Bootcamp

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Course Overview

Dive into this intensive five-day course designed to introduce you to artistic blacksmithing. Work in a progressive manner to expand and build upon your newly acquired skills. Develop your own blacksmithing tools. Practice antique and modern wrought iron design skills to produce finished tools, functional ironwork, and sculptural items. Explore elements from each design era.

With the skills gained from this course, you will be able to utilize basic forging and laminating, heat treatment of tools and tool steel, wrought iron work, tenon jointery, upsetting, riveting, chain-making, flora forms, and more.

Required Equipment:
- CSA approved steel-toed footwear
- CSA approved clear safety glasses
- earplugs or earmuffs
- welding gloves (loose fitting, gauntlet style)
- low cost leather apron
- natural fibre clothing that covers arms and legs

Upcoming Offerings

Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: class is scheduled in-person, with face-to-face instruction
  • Blended: class has a portion of face-to-face and online interaction
  • Hyflex: class has a flexible structure where it's optional for students to attend sessions in the classroom, participate online, or do both.
  • Remote Live Delivery: replaced online synchronous, where classes are fully online and scheduled at a specific time for students to attend.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: replaced online asynchronous, where students can engage with online class content at different times.
  • Remote Independent: online learning where content is self-led and no instructor.
  • Work Placement: class is a work placement
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