Blacksmithing Sampler Class | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

Blacksmithing Sampler Class

Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Samplers are an excellent way to get a taste of forging. Our experienced instructors will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction at the forge to enhance your learning experience. These classes are designed as teasers to let you experience what it's like to work hot steel. Focus will be on the fundamentals of hammer control to get the steel to respond the way you want it to.

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NOTE: Blacksmithing Classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!

If you have any questions, please contact our Smithing Director, Candace Martens, at

Available Sampler Sessions: (Each class will focus on the topic listed, see below for project descriptions)

  • Monday, January 4th: Spaghetti Fork (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Tuesday, January 12th: Marzipan Knife (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Friday, January 22nd: Cat Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, January 28th: Daisy Key Fob (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, February 1st: Ice Cream Spoon (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, February 4th: Letter Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Tuesday, February 9th: Pizza Cutter (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, February 25th: Nut Cracker (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, March 1st: Pig Tailed Steak Turner (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, March 4th: Wordy Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Tuesday, March 9th: "Go Berserk" Trivet (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, March 22nd: Goofy Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, April 5th: Pizza Cutter (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, April 15th: Blacksmith Garden Knife (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Tuesday, May 4th: Star Wars Key Fob (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, May 13th: Pie Shovel (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Friday, May 21st: Forged Nails (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Tuesday, May 25th: Towel Holder (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Thursday, June 3rd: Infinity Key Fob (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Monday, June 7th: Ice Cream Spoon (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Wednesday, June 9th: Duck Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Tuesday, June 15th: Smiling Bunny Bottle Opener (6:30pm-10pm)


  • 3.5-hour class period: 6:30pm-10pm
  • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
  • All materials and safety equipment included
  • Complimentary coffee available and vending machines

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


125 Fedex Way
Rochester, NY, 14624
United States


Contact name: 
The Rochester Arc & Flame Center
Email address: 
6:30 - 10 pm
$80, includes tools and supplies


Adults without kids