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Blacksmithing Basics: Forging a Penannular Brooch

Dates: May 22, 2021

Meets: Sa from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio

Student Fee: $107.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

In this short introductory class, students will be learning the basics of forging steel by making a Penannular Brooch! These decorative brooches were often used as a scarf or shawl clasp, but also make a lovely piece of everyday jewelry. We will cover some of the most common tools of blacksmithing, along with how to use them safely, and delve into some of the foundational techniques to whet your appetite and get you on the path to this ancient and deeply practical artistic practice.

This is a Level 1 workshop, no experience is required.
This workshop is limited to 3 participants.

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $75.00
Studio Fee: $30.00
Materials Fee: $2.00

Re-Opening Guides for Students

All registrants are asked to review the Craft Center's COVID-19 Response page for guidance on the measures we are taking to re-open our studios safely and the policies we are asking all students to abide by in our combined efforts to maintain a healthy work environment. Please review this information on here.

Cancellation Policies

Effective August 1, 2020, the Craft Center will have updated policies regarding Refunds and Cancellations for Adult and Youth In-Studio Course, Adult & Youth Online Courses, and for Cancellations due to illness as it pertains to all programming schedule for Fall 2020 onwards. Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page

Craft Center Re-Opening Policy Acknowledgement & Release of Liability

Every registrant will be expected to complete an electronic form included in their registration receipt acknowledging that they understand and agree to comply with the policies outlined, and that they thereby release the Worcester Center for Crafts and Worcester State University of any liability. This form must be submitted no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.

To access the form, click here or please refer to your emailed registration receipt.

Inclement Weather Policy

For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301


For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.
Fee: $107.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Student Fee$ 75.00
Mandatory FeeMaterials Fee$ 2.00
Mandatory FeeStudio Fee$ 30.00

25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio

Brendan Lyons


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