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Introduction to Blacksmithing – WDM Corporate Office

Blacksmithing student bends over the anvil, using a ball pien hammer to tap on the head of an orange hot metal punch

The Western Development Museum is committed to preserving both artifacts, the tools that early prairie blacksmiths used, and the techniques of blacksmithing practiced by early prairie ‘smiths and farmers.

This introductory course is offered in a weekend format during the winter season. Basic forging techniques are taught, including flattening, squaring, splitting, bending and welding.

Since 1988, the allure of fire in the forge and the mystery of shaping hot metal have drawn curious learners to explore the old trade. We have now taught over 100 Introduction to Blacksmithing courses. Early graduates of the course formed the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Western Canadian Blacksmiths Guild.

NOTE: Participants must be 16 years of age or older at the time of the course.


Introduction to Blacksmithing Course Dates & Location

Dates: Contact us
Location: WDM Corporate Office, Saskatoon

For more information or to be notified when we set the next course dates, please contact us at 1-306-934-1400 or email us.


“This was an excellent course and the instructors really know how to bring people with a range of skills along. Fantastic job! Thanks.” 
2015 Course Participant

“It was very helpful for getting started, even a the most basic level.” 2015 Course Participant

“Great course. Lots of fun! Very knowledgeable & friendly instructors as well.” 2015 Course Participant

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