Directory of Hands-On Learning
Collection of local and small-town workshops
Location: Arlington, MA
Description: We usually encounter 25-40 different species of edible wild plants (and, in season, pending favorable weather conditions, mushrooms). Keys to the identification of each species are provided, as well as information about its edible portion(s), season(s)of availability, flavor and nutritive value, and some tips on preparation if necessary. Guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging are also provided. In addition, there is a constantly changing variety of edible wild plants throughout the year, even at the same location, so that different plants are typically encountered on each visit.
Category: Foraging, Plant ID
Search Results for: blacksmithing
Location: 608 Dry Creek Rd. · Waco, TX 76705
Description: Our goal is to transmit a vision for a cohesive, integrated agrarian way of life, but one that aims toward bringing forth complete individuals and whole families in a supportive and tangible context, a context respectful of the natural environment. We are dedicated to recapturing and perpetuating a sense of intentional community which includes rediscovering and perpetuating the knowledge and skills that can provide for essential human needs (both socially and spiritually as well as materially) on a sustainable basis.
Category: Gardening, Beekeeping, Poultry, Dairy Cows, Dairy Goats, Horse, Organic, Gardening, Orchards, Bread/Pizza, Cheese making, Soap making, Basket making, Fiber arts, carpentry, Blacksmithing, Pottery, Quilting
Location: 27 Sims Ave, Providence RI
Description: The Steel Yard is an award-winning industrial arts center, a manufacturer of custom and functional public-art, a craft school and shared studio, and Providence's most unique private outdoor venue.
Category: Blacksmithing, Welding, Jewelry, Pottery,
Location: 7 Albiston Way Auburn, Maine 04210
Description: An educational facility devoted to the promotion and strengthening of metalworking skills.
Category: Metalwork, Blacksmithing, Welding
Location: 460 Orchard Lake Rd, Saluda, NC 28773
Description: An annual event where vendors and attendees alike can learn preparedness skills.
Category: Aquaponics, Beekeeping, Hunting, Survival, Cooking, Blacksmithing, Beer, Wine, Cheese making, Food Preservation, Camping, Gardening, Animal Husbandry, Fiber Animals, Firearms, Off the grid, Trapping, Foraging, Plant ID
Location: 4550 Oak Grove Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Description: Regular field trips and workshops to learn about urban and wilderness self-reliance and survival. Learn about WILD FOODS, WILDERNESS SKILLS (such as fire-making, weaponry, shelter-building, etc.), URBAN SKILLS (such as food and water storage, emergency preparedness, alternates to electricity, etc.), and general NATURE AWARENESS and ECOLOGY awareness.
Category: plant ID, survival, foraging, off the grid, biology, Basket making, camping,cooking, trapping, hunting, blacksmithing
Location: P.O.Box 541372 Waltham MA 02454-1372
Description: We feel that it's important that our students understand that there is no one way to pursue this craft and there is no one perfect set of tools that will handle all jobs. A forge can be anything from a couple of holes in the ground and a shingle to a carefully fitted induction coil, or anything in between.
Location: 7097 Sanborn Road Loudon, New Hampshire 03307
Description: Sanborn Mills Farm is a traditional New Hampshire farm and nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainability, creativity, and preserving folklife and agricultural knowledge so that the best of the past can help shape our future. Our workshops are offered from April to early November. If the workshops in the UPCOMING EVENTS are full, check out our CALENDAR for more listings.
Category: blacksmithing, horse, fiber arts, animal-other, animal husbandry,
Location: 207 Greenfield Rd Colrain, MA 01340
Description: A family run business dedicated to continuing the craft of metalworking
Category: Blacksmithing, Metalwork
Location: 70 Linden Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Description: A school with the hopes of providing people that are interested in the art of blacksmithing a venue to go to and learn the basic skills needed to create hand forged objects and art
Category: blacksmithing, metal work
Location: 5604 Dairyland Rd Hillsborough, NC 27278
Description: A family farm that finds great joy in sharing the heritage of the land, breeds and skills unique to the Orange Grove area
Category: Cheese making, Blacksmithing, Crochet / Knitting, Quilting, Dairy Animals, Homesteading
Location: 1260 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607
Description: At The Crucible, classes are designed for beginners as well as experienced artists and tradespeople. The Crucible’s educational programs serve over 8,500 people each year in over 175 classes and workshops. Our hands-on classes average one instructor for every six students, guaranteeing that each student receives personal attention and learns technical methods in a format that allows them to gain practical, working knowledge of material processes.
Category: Welding, Glass work, Blacksmithing, Metalwork,
Location: P. O. Box 2 51 Main Street Lake Luzerne, NY 12846
Description: Adirondack Folk School (AFS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, unique for its dedication to teaching the arts, crafts, and cultural heritage of the Adirondack region. Made up of local artisans, crafts people, and volunteers, we offer non-competitive education focusing on the student.
Category: blacksmithing, basket making, gardening, carpentry, pottery, cooking, kids, fiber crafts, leather, jewelry, timber framing, soap making, essential oils, food preservation, cheese making, trades, masonry,
Location: 286 Whisconier Road (Route 25) Brookfield, CT 06804-0122
Description: Brookfield Craft Center is recognized as one of the finest professional schools for creative study in America, dedicated to teaching traditional and contemporary craft skills, and fostering the appreciation of fine craftsmanship. Students can explore blacksmithing, bladesmithing, ceramics, fused glass, flameworking, jewelrymaking, woodturning, weaving and fiber arts. Other areas of special interest include business, marketing and photography for artists; decorative arts; drawing and painting.
Category: pottery, fiber arts, glass work, jewelry, carpentry, blacksmithing,
Location: 44 Jayne Street Village of Florida, NY 10921
Description: The Center for Metal Arts is a community of metalsmiths, artists, and students exploring new skills or mastering advanced techniques in the metal arts. We offer beginner through advanced forging and metalsmithing workshops. With a state of the art facility, CMA specialises in technique based workshops and providing the metals community with quality forging tools made with pride by our in house blacksmiths.
Category: blacksmithing, jewelry,
Location: 411 Church Street P.O. Box 589 Guilford, CT 06437
Description: GUILFORD ART CENTER is a non-profit organization that inspires and promotes community participation in the visual arts through education, exhibitions, and outreach. The School annually serves over 2,000 students, from preschool-aged through senior citizens, in four semesters of approximately 400 classes annually, including ceramics, jewelry, metalsmithing, weaving, glass, drawing and painting, blacksmithing, and stone carving.
Category: pottery, jewelry, metal, blacksmithing, weaving, glass, painting, sewing,
Location: 677 Great Rd Lincoln, RI 02865
Description: The original shop, begun in 1880, was donated by Hannaway’s family to the Town of Lincoln and moved to this site in 1989. Today, the traditions of turn-of-the-century blacksmithing have returned. The original tools used by William Hannaway over 100 years ago hang once again in the shop. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday mornings and you’ll hear the sound of the anvil and odor of coal and hot steel returned to the Hannaway Shop in 2004, as turn-of-the-century blacksmithing demonstrations and classes take place.
Contact: https://www.hearthsidehouse.org/hannaway-blacksmith, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-726-0597
Location: Green Mountains of Vermont, Huntington Ctr 05462
Description: My name is Robert Bordeaux and this is my web site for my adventures into the world of Bladesmithing and Blacksmithing and a few other sidelines to go along with it all.I have been getting alot of requests of late to teach people how to make their own knives.I have taught many already but have now decided I will start teaching basic bladesmithing on weekends from my shop. I will be charging 150.00 per student max of 2-3 for the weekend class which includes both saturday and sunday and they will be long days.
Location: 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Vergennes, VT 05491
Description: The 1,800-square-foot Rinehart Blacksmith Arts Center is a state-of-the-art facility for blacksmith instruction. Four fully equipped work stations are available for student use, and LCMM offers courses & workshops for nearly every level of blacksmith instruction, from teens to expert. This facility was made possible in large part by Warren Rinehart, whose inspiration and generosity founded this center. He continues to inspire us with his work - stop by and see what he's working on now!
Category: blacksmithing,metal work
Location: 7 Albiston Way Auburn, ME 04210
Description: The New England School of Metalwork is a full 501 C3 non-profit educational facility devoted to the promotion and strengthening of metalworking skills. Started in 2000 and located in Auburn, Maine, the concept of the school was developed by Maine Oxy, a local welding distributor and Dereck Glaser, a local artisan metalsmith. After several years of individuals inquiring about welding skills and ornamental metalwork instruction the decision was made to build the school. We set to the task of designing and planning a dual purpose facility for metalsmithing and welding.
Category: blacksmithing, metal work, welding,
Location: 75 Greenmanville Avenue PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355
Description: Many people know Mystic Seaport as one of Connecticut’s most popular tourist destinations, full of one-of-a-kind sights, activities, and attractions. But not as many know that Mystic Seaport also offers just as many unique educational opportunities, for everyone from children and teenagers to grad students and grandmothers. Get a degree. Take a field trip. Build a boat. Learn to sail. The IQ-enhancing choices are endless. Best of all, they’re fun.
Category: blacksmithing, cooking, carpentry, Modern Celestial Navigation
Location: 115 Strathmore St, Narragansett, RI 02882
Description: Come to the South County Museum, where Rhode Island’s coastal legacy has been celebrated since 1933. Here you can explore a rich heritage of rural and coastal life. Our beautiful seven-acre campus is in a 174-acre town park that was the 19th-century estate of Rhode Island’s Civil War-era governor and postwar senator, William Sprague. Explore history in the one-room schoolhouse, carriage barn and carpentry shop. Watch artisans at work in the blacksmith shop and print shop. Wander through the Canonchet Estate stable ruins, visit the Rhode Island Red heritage flock and our other farm animals. Our grounds feature heirloom flower and herb gardens, and they are bounded by woods, meadows, and salt marshes accessible on marked walking trails.
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