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
Blacksmith Week 2020 is coming August 14, 15, and 16th. Set up on site August, 13th.
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 7th through the 11th.
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.
And other activities & demonstrations of interest to all smiths. More details as the event nears.
We hope to see you onsite this year!
THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Saturday April 18, 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.