Forge Open Studio

Metal Fabrication

Forge Open Studio

This is maker time for forge enthusiasts of varying skill levels to work independently with a trained monitor present.


Free (any noted materials fee included)


$20.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 7/20/2024 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sat, 7/20/2024

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Class, Open Studio, Has Prerequisite

Concrete apron outside BARN's welding shop



For fans of making or shaping metal objects by heating them and then beating or hammering them to the desired shape  this is time for improving your skills and working on your own projects. 

Only three spots are available in order to maintain safety protocols. You'll be asked to help set up (beginning at noon) as well as tear down the workspace, including cleanup (to be complete by 3 PM). You'll be able to work on your project in between.


  • Trained volunteer monitors are not present to serve as instructors. Open studios are intended for independent work.
  • This event is outside. A canopy likely will be erected for protection from light rain or the sun. Heavy rain, wind, or extreme weather may require the event to be canceled.
  • Registration is required. No drop-ins, please.
  • Join the wait list if this open studio is filled, and you'll be notified via email if a spot becomes available.


  • You're financially responsible for all materials you use during open studio. 
  • Common shapes and lengths of hot rolled steel may be available for purchase (bring cash or check, or plan to pay using your card at the front desk).
  • To avoid disappointment and delays, you're advised to bring or pre-confirm availability of materials you'll require.


  • Open studio time is not suited for those who have not yet worked at a forge. 
  • If you've no forging experience or it's been years since you worked a piece of red-hot steel, gain your needed experience by attending one of BARN's forging classes

Contact in advance if you have questions about prerequisites.

Class Policies

  • Wear natural-fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch or synthetic fabrics. Tie back long hair.
  • Safety glasses are required. Bring your own (recommended) or use BARN's.
  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • You're expected to help with setup, teardown, and cleanup.

Please contact with questions or concerns about these policies.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.
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