Blacksmithing Private Session
Hooks, unless the instructor approves your project idea.
These sessions are 1-on-1 sessions, so the student can get very personalized attention. You will learn the basics of blacksmithing, safe forging practices and use of metalworking tools. You will use the skills learned to make a hook that will serve you well for many years to come.
10 year old +
Jordan Thomas has been forging since 2002, professionally as part of a team in a large shop from 2004-2020. Most of his experience is in architectural work; entry gates, stair and balcony railings, lighting elements, furniture, and fireplace accessories. He enjoys doing smaller work such as candleholders, cooking implements, and tools.
Jordan has been a member of the Florida Artist Blacksmith Association (FABA) since 2002 and has made some of his most enduring friendships through that organization. Many people were very kind and helpful to him when he got started. He began teaching and demonstrating around 2008-2009 and found that he enjoyed it very much. It gives him great joy to share the craft as it was shared with him, and to be a link in the chain of metalworking knowledge passed along through millennia.
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May C. , mother of 5
My daughter doesn’t need her IEP anymore since coming to the Academy.
Rosalie B. , mother of 8yo and 10yo
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My daughter has been taking workshops in blacksmithing, Cobb earth building, cooking and leather crafting. She has so much fun with the kids there in the natural environment. Highly recommend any event at the PARC! We love going there! Blessings.
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