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Discover the art of metalworking with a variety of hands-on classes in NYC. Learn the techniques of forging, welding, and jewelry making, and gain the skills to create unique metal creations.

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Forge a Survival Knife (Introduction to Knifesmithing)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the ancient art of knife smithing and transform a piece of ordinary rebar into a stunning custom knife of your own design at Craftsman Ave. Immerse yourself in the world of heat, hammers, and steel shaping techniques in this beginner-friendly workshop. Sharpen your skills and leave with a true masterpiece.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$255
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Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of soldering and create a unique copper pipe lamp in this hands-on workshop. Craft a one-of-a-kind design using simple hand tools and the power of fire. Unleash your creativity and illuminate your space with a funky, homemade Edison bulb.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$185
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Date Night: Build a Custom Copper Lamp

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Explore the art of soldering and create a unique copper pipe lamp at Craftsman Ave. Craft your a working lamp while enjoying a pizza and a bottle of wine with your partner during this hands-on workshop. Unleash your creativity and light up your home with a funky Edison bulb.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$345
for 2 students
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Date Night: Forge a Survival Knife (Introduction to Knifesmithing)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your inner blacksmith and craft a stunning custom knife from a simple rebar in this immersive knife smithing workshop. Transform raw steel into a functional work of art with the guidance of expert instructors. Get ready to heat, hammer, shape, and refine your very own blade, all while enjoying a pizza and wine with your partner.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$425
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Buddy Up: Forge a Survival Knife (Introduction to Knifesmithing)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Join us at Craftsman Ave for a unique and collaborative experience where you and a friend will work together to create a stunning and practical tool. Discover the art of knife-making as you forge a blade that is both beautiful and functional, under the guidance of our expert instructors. Unleash your creativity and craftsmanship in this unforgettable hands-on workshop.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$355
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Buddy Up! Build a Custom Copper Lamp

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your inner maker and light up your life with a custom copper lamp. Join a workshop that will teach you the art of soldering and how to manipulate copper pipes into a funky, unique design. No experience necessary, just a desire to create and a friend to join you on this creative journey.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$295
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Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the wizardry of welding and metal fabrication as you learn the core skills used in creating a small minimalist planter. Build your custom, practical, and beautiful finished work with expert guidance, and take home a cool, personalized object that showcases your newfound skills. Get ready to make sparks fly!

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$245
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Date Night: Make a Custom Chef Knife (One Session)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Craft your own custom chef knife from scratch in this immersive workshop, where you'll learn the art of knife making from design to completion. With expert guidance, master the reductive technique using high-carbon steel to craft a professional-grade knife tailored to your preferences. From shaping the blade to fitting the handle perfectly, elevate your culinary experience with a knife crafted by your own hands.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$565
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Date Night: Make a Steel Planter Box

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of metal fabrication and welding in a single evening workshop at Craftsman Ave. Create a small minimalist planter as you practice cutting, welding, and grinding under the guidance of expert craftspersons. Unleash your inner badass and leave with a unique steel planter that will stand as a testament to your newfound skills.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$365
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Buddy Up: Make a Custom Chef Knife (One Session)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Craft your own custom chef knife from scratch in this immersive workshop, where you'll learn the art of knife making from design to completion. With expert guidance, master the reductive technique using high-carbon steel to craft a professional-grade knife tailored to your preferences. From shaping the blade to fitting the handle perfectly, elevate your culinary experience with a knife crafted by your own hands.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$495
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Make a Custom Chef Knife (One Session)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Craft your own custom chef knife from scratch in this immersive workshop, where you'll learn the art of knife making from design to completion. With expert guidance, master the reductive technique using high-carbon steel to craft a professional-grade knife tailored to your preferences. From shaping the blade to fitting the handle perfectly, elevate your culinary experience with a knife crafted by your own hands.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$385
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Forge a Small Knife

Nazz Forge @ 52 34th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your inner bladesmith and create a practical and stylish tool at Nazz Forge. Master the art of forging a small knife, up to five inches in length, with options to customize in Damascus or stainless steel. Previous forging experience is required.

(19) Intermediate 15 and older
$1,306.50

6 sessions

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Buddy Up! Make a Steel Planter Box

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Join us at Craftsman Ave for a hands-on crafting experience where you and a friend will come together to create a beautiful and functional steel planter box. Unleash your creativity as you work side-by-side, learning new techniques and leaving with a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Don't miss this opportunity to bond and create something amazing together!

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$325
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Forge a Medium Knife

Nazz Forge @ 52 34th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your inner blacksmith and craft your own personalized blade in a safe and welcoming environment. Gain hands-on experience while creating a medium-sized knife suitable for various purposes. Take your knife-making skills to the next level with our advanced forging techniques.

(19) Advanced 10 and older
$1,850.88

8 sessions

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Blacksmith Basics - Bottle Opener

Nazz Forge @ 52 34th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the ancient art of blacksmithing as you craft a practical and artistic tool using fire and hammer. Forge a bottle opener in this immersive one-session class at Nazz Forge and discover the thrill of creating something beautiful and functional. Don't miss this opportunity to unleash your creativity and walk away with a unique masterpiece.

(19) Beginner 10 and older
$163.18
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Craft a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of creating your custom kitchen knife from scratch. Unleash your creativity and learn the techniques of knife-making in this hands-on workshop at Craftsman Ave. Craft a blade that fits perfectly in your hand and bring it to life with a unique brass-pinned hardwood handle.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$385
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Make Your Own Utility Knife

Nazz Forge @ 52 34th St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of crafting your own everyday carry knife in this hands-on workshop. Discover the techniques of shaping, grinding, and heat treating as you create a personalized blade. Develop a new skill set and take home a unique piece you can be proud of.

(19) Beginner 15 and older
$544.38

2 sessions

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Forge a Large Knife

Nazz Forge @ 52 34th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your inner blacksmith and master the art of crafting impressive large knives in this hands-on course. From kukaris to machetes, explore the world of blade-making while honing your forging skills. Previous experience is required. Vaccination and safety protocols are mandatory.

(19) Advanced 15 and older
$2,395.25

10 sessions

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Introduction to Metal Sculpture

New York School of the Arts @ 315 E 62nd St, New York, NY

Discover the technical approaches and conceptual implications of metal sculpture. Learn to create stunning metal sculptures using various techniques such as bending, tightening, sewing, and spot welding. Unleash your creativity and explore the world of metal sculpture construction in this immersive workshop.

(76) All levels 18 and older
$280

4 sessions

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Date Night: Make a Custom Knife

Craftsman Ave @ 117B 11th St, Brooklyn, NY

Unleash your inner craftsman and create a personalized kitchen blade like no other. Join us for an immersive workshop where you'll learn the art of knife making, from shaping the steel to crafting a custom handle. Get ready to forge a blade that perfectly fits your hand and style.

(528) Beginner 18 and older
$585
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Reviews for Metal Working Classes in NYC

Metal Working Classes in NYC are rated 4.7 stars based on 623 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Date Night: Build a Custom Copper Lamp

    Reviewed by Janessa R. on 3/1/2024
    This class was really awesome! The instructor was very thorough in explaining all the steps to building our lamp. There were plenty of materials and time to plan and work on our masterpiece. It was an opportunity to brainstorm and put our skills to the test but in a fun way. The best part was I got to bond and enjoy pizza and wine with my date! It was a great experience and I highly recommend this class!
  • Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)

    Reviewed by Pranav N. on 2/5/2024
    Thoroughly enjoyed this session. Very knowledgeable instructors who have skin in the game. Excellent instruction that allowed me to learn and create something beautiful. Please make time and attend this session.
  • Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)

    Anonymous review on 12/3/2023
    Build a Custom Lamp with Craftsman My hosts were Jacob and Jullian, both were fantastic. I like to give a special thanks to Jullian for all of her additional assistance. She is so very kind and special. I also, got to meet a wonderful young woman named Victoria. Victoria, it was definitely because of you, I came home with a completed project. The vibe in the atmosphere was everything that really promoted such creativity for so many in the room. People projects were amazing. We were shown to cut our own copper piping to create our lamps. This would be a great holiday gift to give to anyone or yourself, perfect for a couple night! I can not wait to enrolled in other workshops they chave to offer.
  • Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)

    Reviewed by Mona M. on 10/2/2023
    Excellent teaching. Excellent experience. Will attend other courses.
  • Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)

    Anonymous review on 6/12/2023
    Really engaging and accessible class for people of all ages and skill levels! Made me realize I'm able to do more than I thought so can't wait to go back for my next class.
  • Craft a Custom Knife (Introduction to Knife Making)

    Reviewed by Yash P. on 4/6/2023
    Awesome class and everyone is super friendly! Learned a lot and got to take home a cool knife
  • Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)

    Reviewed by Crandell D W. on 4/2/2023
    I absolutely loved my experience at Craftsman studio! I build a copper lamp with the patient support of my teacher. She was amazing in how she guided me through each step of cutting the copper pipes, soldering the copper pipes, pushing the wires through the copper pipes, gluing the pipes together. Finally my teacher fastened the plug to the end of the wires then turned the light on so I could see the final result. Excellent outgoing teacher. I Would definitely go again!
  • Forge a Survival Knife (Introduction to Knifesmithing)

    Anonymous review on 2/18/2023
    Fun class! As a solo person taking the class, it would've been great to have the pizza & wine add-on option that was given to couples taking the class. Otherwise, definitely bring a snack.
  • Date Night: Make a Steel Planter Box

    Anonymous review on 2/15/2023
    Jirard was a great instructor! We had a great time learning to weld, and so happy with being able to bring home something we made together.
  • Build a Custom Copper Lamp (Intro to Copper Creations)

    Anonymous review on 2/7/2023
    Absolutely amazing experience. I am anticipating an advance version of this class

Discover the Best Metalworking Classes in NYC

Metalworking is the process of fabricating metals into tools, objects, and structures. Several processes are involved in metalworking, but the processes you use when creating specific items will be dependent on the metal you’re working with and what you’re trying to create. Soldering and welding are two frequently used metalworking processes. Both processes use heat to join metal, however, welding is used for large and thick materials, whereas soldering is only as strong as the metal alloy you use to join metal pieces together. 

Metalworking was popular in ancient times and, as metal objects became more valued, metalworkers themselves became sought after. As the demand for metalwork increased, knowledge about metalworking and metals improved. Welding and soldering are processes that evolved alongside metalworking and can be learned by taking a metalworking class. Metalworking can be expensive when you first start out because of the specialized tools you need to use, but if you take an in-person class, most tools and materials will be provided for you. 

Metalworking today is used to make jewelry, electronics, and other items. If you’re looking for a lucrative hobby, metalworking may be perfect for you. You can create metalwork pieces that are practical in use or just decorative and sell them online. Metalwork items also make great gifts for your family and friends. 

Why You Should Learn Metalworking in NYC

Metalworking is taught by expert instructors at studios and schools in the New York City area. Learning how to fabricate metal has several benefits.

Metalworking involves the use of not only powerful machinery but also your hands. When you craft something out of metal pieces, you’re frequently using both hands. This can improve your hand-eye coordination and strengthen the muscles in your hands, fingers, and wrists. Metalworking also exercises your creativity and imagination. Once you have enough experience in metalworking to make your own projects, you can work on designs of your own to create custom items. This is a great way to use your imagination as you try to design realistic but unique pieces. 

Metalworking hobbyists who can make custom pieces can sell them online. People love to buy custom hand-crafted items like jewelry, wall art, and sculptures. This is a great way to make money on the side. These custom items also make great gifts for your family and friends. 

In-Person Metalworking Classes & Schools in NYC

If you live in New York City and want to learn metalworking, there are in-person classes available to you. These classes are taught by expert instructors who teach metalworkers of all skill levels. If you’re a beginner, an instructor can teach you how to safely work with metalworking tools, including machinery, and the essential properties of the metals you’ll be working with in the class. Overall, in-person classes are a great way to gain experience and knowledge in a welcoming environment. 

Metalworking processes are more broadly categorized as forming, cutting, and joining processes. Many in-person classes will focus on cutting and joining processes. One joining process you may already be aware of is welding. Welding joins metal pieces together through high heat. This process is typically used on large and dense materials. If you’d like to learn how to weld and use welding as a process in your metalworking projects, Michelle Green Sculpture, located in Brooklyn, offers several classes that focus on welding types. 

Metal inert gas (MIG) welding is an efficient way of welding large metal pieces. In the class MIG Welding, you’ll learn how to set up your welding machine, along with other MIG welding fundamentals. Your instructor will also discuss the advantages of MIG welding when setting up your own welding shop, and the advantages of using this type of welding to create furniture and art. This is a two-person class, so it will be highly interactive and private. 

Gas tungsten arc welding, or TIG welding, is less efficient and more expensive than MIG welding, but it allows for detailed precision. When taking a two-hour introductory class on TIG welding, you’ll learn how to use a TIG welding machine. Your instructor will teach you how to choose the right tungsten and how to set the gauge for your machine. This is a beginner-level class, but it’s recommended that you take the MIG welding or gas welding class first to become familiar with the welding process.

If you’re interested in learning how to weld to create art, sign up for Michelle Green Sculpture’s Introduction to Arc/Stick Welding class. It’s a fast and inexpensive welding process, making it ideal for hobbyists. This class will provide you with welding gear and gloves, and there’s no fee for the metal pieces you use in class. 

The machinery used when welding can be dangerous. It’s essential that you wear safety gear to your in-person metalworking class if you’ll be welding. It’s recommended that you wear 100% cotton clothing because cotton is less likely to catch fire from sparks than synthetic material is. Long-sleeved shirts and jeans should be worn to fully cover your arms and legs. Closed-toed shoes and protective eyewear are also necessary when welding. 

There are in-person metalworking classes in New York City that teach you how to join metal by soldering instead of welding. Soldering uses a filler metal known as solder to join metal together. Both the metal pieces and the solder will be heated before the solder is used to join the pieces. Once the solder has cooled and solidified, it’ll have created a durable joint. Metal alloys are used when soldering, like tin-copper, silver-copper, and tin-silver-copper. 

Craftsman Ave, in Brooklyn, hosts a copper lamp-making class. You’ll learn how to cut the copper used to make the lamp and how to solder pieces together. The lamp you create will be custom, so you’ll gain design experience through this class too. If you and your partner are looking to take up a new hobby or would like to work on building a lamp for your home, a date-night version of this class is also available. 

The two of you can also attend a planter box-making class at Craftsman Ave. Because the planter box is made of steel, which is a thicker material, you’ll learn to weld instead of solder. Your instructor will guide the two of you through using a MIG welding machine and other hand tools. This class is also a date-night workshop, so pizza is provided as well as a bottle of wine. 

Virtual Metalworking Classes & Schools

If there are no in-person classes available near you or if the ones offered require too long of a commute, don’t worry, you have the option of attending a virtual metalworking class. Online classes are taught by live instructors remotely. Because they are remote, you’ll be responsible for supplying yourself with most if not all materials that are necessary, whereas in-person classes would supply the materials for you. 

Metalworking often requires powerful machines that can be dangerous to use if you have no prior experience. Online classes, therefore, are unlikely to have you working on a project that uses these machines. Instead, many online classes will focus on teaching you the history of metalworking and offer demonstrations. 

EatMetal Inc. offers a class on earring making. A live demonstration will be provided via Zoom on how to make a jump ring for earrings, among other necessities like earring findings. After the demonstration, there’ll be an open forum where you can ask about the process. 

New and returning virtual metalworking classes are frequently added to CourseHorse’s listings. Check back regularly to see if a newly added class catches your interest. Previous classes have been demonstration and lecture-style. 

Private Group Metalworking Classes in NYC

Are you looking to schedule a metalworking class for you and a group of friends? Metalworking classes are great bonding activities. CourseHorse has private metalworking classes that they can deliver to you.

Groups fully located in NYC can book a ring-making party through CourseHorse. This in-person workshop is hosted by Fitzgerald Jewelry in Williamsburg. Participants will learn the process of fabricating silver bands from an instructor knowledgeable in metalworking. This event is BYOB for participants over the age of 21. You’ll also be provided with cheese and fruit plates to snack on as you work toward creating three of your own silver bands. 

If you and your friends are looking for a remote crafting workshop, CourseHorse offers one in woodworking. Woodworking uses similar tools to metalworking. In this virtual beer caddy-making class, you’ll learn about the tools used in woodworking as you create your own caddy. Up to 200 people can take this hour-long class. After creating your caddy, you’ll even be able to paint it a pre-chosen color. 

CourseHorse can work with you and your group to determine what type of metalworking class best fits your interests and needs. They can accommodate a range of group sizes and multiple online video platforms may be chosen for course delivery. You can reach out to CourseHorse through the contact form on their website for more information and assistance. 

CourseHorse does not charge a booking fee and allows free cancellations up to two weeks before your class. If you have a class in mind but aren’t sure if your group will enjoy it, they’ll provide you with a 20-minute demo for a fee of $100.

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