Cascadia Center For Arts and Crafts is pleased and proud to be able to offer a wide variety of Blacksmith and Metal Arts classes for all skill levels from some of the top blacksmiths in the Pacific Northwest. Learn ornamental Blacksmith techniques from Master Blacksmith Darryl Nelson, or take advanced classes from some of our many guest instructors. Be sure to attend Blacksmith Week – the largest and best blacksmith show in the Northwest every August. Safety glasses, tools and materials are provided.
All tools are provided but we recommend that folks bring bring their own safety equipment (gloves,ear protection, safety glasses, apron). They can also bring any of their own hand tools they would like (hammers, tongs, chisels, etc) but we provide everything needed.
Meet Timberline Lodge’s Blacksmith Darryl Nelson
The Date For This Class Has Been Updated
Saturday August 1, 2020 – 10am – 4pm $175.00 Max 6 Students.
Learn some blacksmithing fundamentals from Joe Vachon, the Season 6, Episode 27, Forged In Fire Champion, in this 1 day, hands on coarse. Safety, body mechanics, tools, and the working properties of hot steel will be addressed, as well as various techniques, such as: tapering, scrolling, twisting, bending, drilling, punching, hot cutting, flat peening, upsetting and shouldering. Students will start out practicing the basics with the forging of a few decorative hooks for the first half of the class. After lunch, folks are welcome to create something of their choosing with their new found skill-set, such as (but not limited to) a fire poker, meat turner, bottle opener, letter opener, necklace pendent, or an experimental piece. One hour lunch break.
Due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, this class is being rescheduled.
Level 2 Class
Dates: August 8,9 & 10, 2020
Times: 9am – 5pm with lunch break (instructor may change work hours during class)
Class description: This 3 day tool making workshop will expand your skill sets and tool collection. Expect hands-on learning as you forge and use a variety of hand tools under the expert direction of Mark Aspery. From drifts to chisels, you’ll make the fundamental tooling that every blacksmith needs.
Cost - $475.00
Due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, BS Week 2020 is canceled.
Blacksmith Week 2020 is coming August 14, 15, and 16th. Set up on site August, 13th.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions a maximum of 25 tickets will be sold. All tickets are for the entire 3 days. There will be no tickets sold at the event, you must pre-purchase a ticket to attend.
LIMITED ‘dry camping’ on site. Keep in mind: NO OPEN FIRES ALLOWED IN AUGUST IN THE NATIONAL FOREST. There are camp grounds around Government Camp. Check online. There are also varied lodging opportunities from hotels to condos and vacation rental homes all in Government Camp.
https://www.mounthoodinfo.com for lodging information.
Mt Hood RV Village is located just 12 miles down the mountain and offers all hook ups amenities including a café and indoor pool.
We will have both ‘pre’ and ‘post’ Blacksmith Week 2020 classes. Two of the best, Mark Aspery, will teach an ‘intermediate’ class of Tool Making Techniques. August 8th through the 10th. Gary Eagle who’s work can be seen on the metal panels on the Multorpor Overpass in The Village of Government Camp; will be teaching a ‘post Blacksmith Week’ class August 17th and 18th. Gary’s class will be an Art Deco Grill.
Darryl Nelson will put together a great event for 2020. The 2020 shirts of course, with artwork by Dean Mook. Demos by Darryl Nelson, Joe Elliott and other attendee's.
We hope to see you onsite this year!
Due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, this class is canceled.
Level 2 Class - 5 Students Minimum: 6 Maximum
Dates: Aug 17-18, 2020
Times: Class starts at 9:00 and runs 'til 5:00 with an hour for lunch.
Class Description: This two day workshop will focus on designing, forging and assembling a framed wall panel. This class allows for a fair amount of personal creativity as each panel can be totally unique. Students will practice developing their design skills and sense of aesthetic, work at forging the various elements that will make up their individual panel and then use traditional joinery to complete the assembly. Gary has been making (and teaching folks how to make) these panels for years and will serve as the perfect coach and mentor to boost students design and forging skills.