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BLACKSMITH CLASSES

All classes are held at The Barn / Blacksmith Shop, 921 School Street in Lisle
The Museums at Lisle Station Park host several blacksmith classes throughout the year. For more information about our blacksmith classes, call 630-968-0499. If you would like to register for any of the following classes, click the register online button associated with the program. To register in-person, stop by the Lisle Recreation Center located at 1925 Ohio Street, Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm and register with the help of our front desk staff.
Blacksmith Shop Open House

Blacksmith Shop Open House

Tuesday, July 19
6:30-7:30pm

Drop by our Blacksmith Shop and see our blacksmiths working at the forge. Our blacksmiths will be able to answer any questions on their techniques and tools. Also, learn about our upcoming classes. Free event. No registration required.
Our blacksmiths will supply materials and safety equipment. It is suggested that you provide your own gloves and safety glasses for personal fit and comfort, though we will provide standard gloves and safety glasses. You must wear leather shoes and clothing made of natural fibers; long sleeves are suggested.
*There are no current classes being held. New classses will be added in the Fall. Check back in August for more details.

*Basic Elements of Blacksmithing I

Learn the processes of upsetting, drawing a taper, fullering, twisting and scrolling in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home your own handmade project from this 3-hour class!

Age Day Time R / NR Fee
18+ Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm $65 / $75
18+ Thursday 6:30-9:30pm $65 / $75

*Basic Elements of Blacksmithing II

This class will further develop your skills in the processes of forging to a specific dimension, fullering, punching holes, texturing, scrolling, and drawing a taper in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home your own handmade project!

PREREQUISITE: Basic Elements of Blacksmithing 1 or significant experience in blacksmithing.

Age Day Time R / NR Fee
18+ Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm $65 / $75

*Basic Elements of Blacksmithing III

This two evening class will further develop your skills in the processes of fire management, ‘S’ scrolling, fishtail ends, right angle bend, riveting, forging to dimension, and forging to match an existing piece in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home your own handmade project from this two-evening class!

PREREQUISITE: Basic Elements of Blacksmithing 1 or significant experience in blacksmithing.

Age Day Time R / NR Fee
18+ Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-9:30pm $110 / $120

*Basic Elements of Blacksmithing Seasonal Project

Learn the processes of drawing a taper, twisting and scrolling in our Blacksmith Shop. Bring home your own hand-forged “stocking hanger” from this 3-hour class!

PREREQUISITE: Basic Elements of Blacksmithing 1 or significant experience in blacksmithing.

Age Day Time R / NR Fee
18+ Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm $65 / $75
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