Wrought Iron Arts

Blacksmith, Welding, and Plasma Metal Art Classes

Blacksmith Classes

Our Blacksmith classes are not your typical “cookie cutter” forging classes that are common elsewhere. You will not have to make the “project of the day” simply because your blacksmith instructor is not creative enough to give you options. I cater the classes towards what the student wants to make. If for example you’re a fan of “Forged in Fire” and interested in Bladesmithing then I gear the instruction toward making a knife or dagger, Your knife, dagger, sword, battle axe, or whatever you choose to make will be “full tang” forged and fully prepared to accept whatever kind of handle material at a later date on your own. I will go over how you can clad your “weapons of minor destruction” with wood, bone, antler, leather, para cord and so on so you know how to do it. Even without any handle material whatever you choose to make will be quite usable even without adding handle material and some students never even bother to do so. You’ll even get to “heat treat” your blade of choice just like they do on “Forged in Fire” too!

If the student is not sure what he or she would like to make I’ll give them suggestions such as fire pokers, plant hangers, power tool holders, pot racks etc… or better yet encourage you to think of something you would like to make and I’ll help you make it happen all the while teaching you the foundational skills to continue learning this form of blacksmith art.

Our classes are 1 full day of personalized instruction or about 6-7 hours. Class stops only when you learn all the basic forging techniques and most importantly finish making your project for the day. Whatever you decide to make you get to bring home your creation that day giving you instant satisfaction of not only learning a new skill but being able to bring home the “evidence” of this new skill to show off to family and friends. Unlike our competition we limit our class size to usually just 1 or 2 students who register for the class together. Because of these small classes we can pack (a lot) more instruction and learning into our classes. You or who you are purchasing the class for will learn blacksmithing the “olde fashioned way” as people did hundreds and even thousands of years ago, from master blacksmith to apprentice.

The classes are personalized and private (1-4 student maximum) in size. The only time there are other students other than you is if you bring a friend or two (up to 3 more) to take the class with you utilizing our (2 student BOGO special). So in other words you are never taking a class with people you don’t know competing for time with me during class.

See what former students are saying about Wrought Iron Arts:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Wrought-Iron-Arts-189345657835950/reviews?ref=page_internal

Trip Advisor:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34379-d12214608-Reviews-Wrought_Iron_Arts-Largo_Florida.html

Google:
https://www.google.com/search?q=wrought+iron+arts&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS740US740&oq=wrought+ir&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0j69i60l3j69i57.6786j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Yelp:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/wrought-iron-arts-largo

See what Fox News has to say about Wrought Iron Arts:

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/made-in-tampa-bay-wrought-iron-arts

See what NBC News has to say about Wrought Iron Arts:

Iron Works

Classes are available 7-days a week and $299 for 1 student and $398 for 2 students when we run our 2 student BOGO special. All materials and tools are provided. All you need are a sturdy pair of shoes or even sneakers, no open toe sandals or flip flops please. Classes start at 9:30 AM. You can bring a bag lunch or call Uber Eats etc… as there will be about a 30 min. lunch break provided and if the weather’s nice you can eat out in the sculpture garden too. Classes are a full day of instruction and are generally about 6-7 hours long. We keep at it until you’ve mastered the material covered and your project is completed.

For more information and to reserve your blacksmith class call or email Rob at:
             

                 wroughtironarts@aol.com            and                (727) 588-1315

Bladesmith Classes

Are you a fan of “Forged in Fire?” Do you have a “burning” desire to forge your own knife, dagger, or even sword? Then our beginners blacksmith class is for you.

Learn how to forge any style of knife, Dagger, or even sword from start to finish with first hand instruction from master blacksmith Robert Buck

The beginners blacksmith class is $299. For more information please go to the “blacksmith arts classes” page at

wroughtironarts.wordpress.com or e-mail wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315

Classes held 7 days a week at Wrought Iron Arts Studio: 707 First Ave. S.W. Largo, Florida 33770

(20 minutes and 20 miles from Tampa International Airport)

To reserve classes email Rob at wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315

Inspirational Quote of the Day:

“The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, but the one with the richest experiences.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778);
Philosopher

Wrought Iron Arts on Fox TV 2019

Wrought Iron Arts blacksmith Rob Buck being interviewed by FOX TV 

LARGO, Fla. (FOX 13) – Pinellas County is home to a thriving arts community, from the Dali Museum to Vitale Brothers murals to The Playhouse Theater in St. Petersburg And as more people experience art, more want to create their own, which is where many art schools find their audiences.

At Wrought Iron Arts in Largo, students learn the timeless skill and art of blacksmithing from some of the best in the industry.
The school is run by Rob Buck. He and his team teach newcomers to make knives, swords, daggers, battle axes, and other “weapons of minor destruction.”
The goal is not to arm the Bay Area with homemade weapons. These items grant newcomers to iron works a practical starting point to the art of shaping metal.
Wrought Iron Arts has been in Largo since 1992, teaching thousands of students.
The classes are small, between one and four students at a time, and last about 6-7 hours.
Most of the class is about forging – or shaping nearly molten metal. The rest is spent grinding, polishing and treating the finished product.
“We will teach you how to forge it from the beginning to the end,” Rob explained.
Most classes make the knives and swords, but he also teaches everything metal, including how to how to cut and weld. Students get to pick what they want to make.
“I guess my philosophy with teaching is first of all, it’s small classes. I demonstrate how to do something, usually once, maybe twice, depending on how fast the student picks it up,” Rob said. “Once I demonstrate it, I let them attempt it, and then they go and I improve their technique or improve the way they are tackling the task I gave them how to do.”
His students range from no experience to some who have taken classes before.
“Classically, what the blacksmith would do is take whatever metal he had on hand and transform it into something else sort of like “old school 3-D printing”. For the most part, we take old wrenches, old crowbars, old files, old railroad spikes,” Rob said. “I want them to learn how to do it. Yes, they get the trophy. ‘I made a dagger or sword or a knife,’ but learning how to do it, basically we’re promoting the lost art of blacksmithing, bladesmithing, and all that. ”
Rob says the art form of making knives goes back thousands of years. His goal is to spread that knowledge as far and widely as possible.
“When you see the gleam in a person’s eye as they are starting to get it, that’s the satisfaction I get, that’s why I do this,” he said.

LINK: For more information on blacksmithing and knife making classes at Wrought Iron Arts in Largo, Florida, visit

https://wroughtironarts.wordpress.com/.

Knife Making Classes

Are you a fan of “Forged in Fire?” Do you have a “burning” desire to forge your own knife, dagger, or even sword? Then our beginners blacksmith class is for you.

Learn how to forge any style of knife from start to finish with first hand instruction from master blacksmith Robert Buck

Discover the difference between the “Blacksmith Arts Classes” at Wrought Iron Arts vs. other blacksmith/metal arts classes. At Wrought Iron Arts; experienced artist Robert Buck guides you through a personalized (one or two person maximum) class where you get the attention that other blacksmith courses lack. The Beginners and Advanced Blacksmith classes are $299 each and are all inclusive. No extra charges for tools and materials. For more information about classes go to “Blacksmith Arts Classes” at wroughtironarts.wordpress.com or email: wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315.

Classes held 7 days a week at Wrought Iron Arts Studio: 707 First Ave. S.W. Largo, Florida 33770.

(20 minutes and 20 miles from Tampa International Airport)

To reserve classes email Rob at wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315

Inspirational Quote of the day:

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Aristotle (384-322);
Philosopher

Class Discounts for August 2020

Has “Corona cabin fever” got you down? Is binge watchin’ “Forged in Fire” fun but you wanna get out there and forge your own knife, dagger, or even a sword. Well even though we’re still doin’ the social distancing thing, it doesn’t mean you can’t set up that real life “forged in Fire” experience now for when everything gets back to normal due to the hard work and sacrifices (some ultimate sacrifices) of our first responders on the front line of this pandemic. But for the rest of us now’s a great time to set up that experience because we’re running our “Corona cabin fever 2 student BOGO special”  

When you sign up for our blacksmith and knife making class ($299) during the month of August 2020, you can add a friend or relative to take the class with you for (just $99)

That’s ($200 off) the regular price for 2 students or just $398 instead of the usual $598 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost two ways!

You can take advantage of this wonderful deal without even committing to a class date now by purchasing our blacksmith and knife making class gift certificate and still take advantage of our “Corona cabin fever 2 student BOGO special”

How are gift certificates work is after we receive your ($299 for 1 student) or ($398 for 2 students) utilizing our August “Corona cabin fever” 2 student BOGO special, you’ll receive a confirmation of payment email that will contain an attached document that will be your gift certificate that you can print out and present as a gift for an upcoming birthday, anniversary, etc… or just keep for your records. After that you can call or email us at (727) 588-1315 and wroughtironarts@aol.com to schedule your class date. We offer our classes 7 days a week and your gift certificate will not expire so you can reserve your class at your convenience.

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All classes are personalized and private training from experienced Master blacksmith Robert Buck, with a 4 student maximum for students interested in taking the class with friends or loved ones.

Classes are offered 7-days a week at Wrought Iron Arts Studio: 707 First Ave. S.W. Largo, Fl. 33770

All materials and tools are provided. Classes generally last about 6-7 hours with a 20 minute lunch break included.

(Just 20 minutes and 20 miles from Tampa International Airport!)

For more information or to reserve classes email or call Rob at: wroughtironarts@aol.com or (727) 588-1315

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Blacksmith Classes

Our Blacksmith classes are not your typical “cookie cutter” forging classes that are common elsewhere. You will not have to make the “project of the day” simply because your blacksmith instructor is not creative enough to give you options. I cater the classes towards what the student wants to make. If for example you’re a fan of “Forged in Fire” and interested in Bladesmithing then I gear the instruction toward making a knife or dagger, Your knife, dagger, sword, battle axe, or whatever you choose to make will be “full tang” forged and fully prepared to accept whatever kind of handle material at a later date on your own. I will go over how you can clad your “weapons of minor destruction” with wood, bone, antler, leather, para cord and so on so you know how to do it. Even without any handle material whatever you choose to make will be quite usable even without adding handle material and some students never even bother to do so. You’ll even get to “heat treat” your blade of choice just like they do on “Forged in Fire” too!

If the student is not sure what he or she would like to make I’ll give them suggestions such as fire pokers, plant hangers, power tool holders, pot racks etc… or better yet encourage you to think of something you would like to make and I’ll help you make it happen all the while teaching you the foundational skills to continue learning this form of blacksmith art.

Our classes are 1 full day of personalized instruction or about 6-7 hours. Class stops only when you learn all the basic forging techniques and most importantly finish making your project for the day. Whatever you decide to make you get to bring home your creation that day giving you instant satisfaction of not only learning a new skill but being able to bring home the “evidence” of this new skill to show off to family and friends. Unlike our competition we limit our class size to usually just 1 or 2 students who register for the class together. Because of these small classes we can pack (a lot) more instruction and learning into our classes. You or who you are purchasing the class for will learn blacksmithing the “olde fashioned way” as people did hundreds and even thousands of years ago, from master blacksmith to apprentice.

The classes are personalized and private (1-4 student maximum) in size. The only time there are other students other than you is if you bring a friend or two (up to 3 more) to take the class with you utilizing our (2 student BOGO special). So in other words you are never taking a class with people you don’t know competing for time with me during class.

See what former students are saying about Wrought Iron Arts:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Wrought-Iron-Arts-189345657835950/reviews?ref=page_internal

Trip Advisor:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g34379-d12214608-Reviews-Wrought_Iron_Arts-Largo_Florida.html

Google:
https://www.google.com/search?q=wrought+iron+arts&rlz=1C1CHZL_enUS740US740&oq=wrought+ir&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0j69i60l3j69i57.6786j1j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Yelp:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/wrought-iron-arts-largo

See what Fox News has to say about Wrought Iron Arts:

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/made-in-tampa-bay-wrought-iron-arts

See what NBC News has to say about Wrought Iron Arts:

Iron Works

Classes are available 7-days a week and $299 for 1 student and $398 for 2 students when we run our 2 student BOGO special. All materials and tools are provided. All you need are a sturdy pair of shoes or even sneakers, no open toe sandals or flip flops please. Classes start at 9:30 AM. You can bring a bag lunch or call Uber Eats etc… as there will be about a 30 min. lunch break provided and if the weather’s nice you can eat out in the sculpture garden too. Classes are a full day of instruction and are generally about 6-7 hours long. We keep at it until you’ve mastered the material covered and your project is completed.

For more information and to reserve your blacksmith class call or email Rob at:
             

                 wroughtironarts@aol.com            and                (727) 588-1315

Bladesmith Classes

Are you a fan of “Forged in Fire?” Do you have a “burning” desire to forge your own knife, dagger, or even sword? Then our beginners blacksmith class is for you.

Learn how to forge any style of knife, Dagger, or even sword from start to finish with first hand instruction from master blacksmith Robert Buck

The beginners blacksmith class is $299. For more information please go to the “blacksmith arts classes” page at

wroughtironarts.wordpress.com or e-mail wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315

Classes held 7 days a week at Wrought Iron Arts Studio: 707 First Ave. S.W. Largo, Florida 33770

(20 minutes and 20 miles from Tampa International Airport)

To reserve classes email Rob at wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315

Inspirational Quote of the Day:

“The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years, but the one with the richest experiences.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778);
Philosopher

Wrought Iron Arts on NBC TV 2019

Cyndi Edwards from NBC’s Daytime Show came out to Wrought Iron Arts to learn how to forge a knife with W.I.A’s master blacksmith Rob Buck

Are you a fan of “Forged in Fire?” Do you have a “burning” desire to forge your own knife, dagger, or even sword? Then our beginners knife making class is for you.

Learn how to forge any style of knife, Dagger, or even sword from start to finish with first hand instruction from master blacksmith Robert Buck. Your knife or dagger will have a full tang and ready for you to add the handle material of your choice.

Classes are one full day (about 6 hours) of personalized instruction for $299

Classes are held 7 days a week at Wrought Iron Arts Studio: 707 First Ave. S.W. Largo, Florida 33770
(Just 20 minutes and 20 miles from Tampa International Airport)

For more information and to reserve classes:

Email Rob at wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315

Knife Making Classes

Are you a fan of “Forged in Fire?” Do you have a “burning” desire to forge your own knife, dagger, or even sword? Then our beginners blacksmith class is for you.

Learn how to forge any style of knife from start to finish with first hand instruction from master blacksmith Robert Buck

Discover the difference between the “Blacksmith Arts Classes” at Wrought Iron Arts vs. other blacksmith/metal arts classes. At Wrought Iron Arts; experienced artist Robert Buck guides you through a personalized (one or two person maximum) class where you get the attention that other blacksmith courses lack. The Beginners and Advanced Blacksmith classes are $299 each and are all inclusive. No extra charges for tools and materials. For more information about classes go to “Blacksmith Arts Classes” at wroughtironarts.wordpress.com or email: wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315.

Classes held 7 days a week at Wrought Iron Arts Studio: 707 First Ave. S.W. Largo, Florida 33770.

(20 minutes and 20 miles from Tampa International Airport)

To reserve classes email Rob at wroughtironarts@aol.com or call (727) 588-1315

Inspirational Quote of the day:

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Aristotle (384-322);
Philosopher

Class Discounts for August 2020

Has “Corona cabin fever” got you down? Is binge watchin’ “Forged in Fire” fun but you wanna get out there and forge your own knife, dagger, or even a sword. Well even though we’re still doin’ the social distancing thing, it doesn’t mean you can’t set up that real life “forged in Fire” experience now for when everything gets back to normal due to the hard work and sacrifices (some ultimate sacrifices) of our first responders on the front line of this pandemic. But for the rest of us now’s a great time to set up that experience because we’re running our “Corona cabin fever 2 student BOGO special”  

When you sign up for our blacksmith and knife making class ($299) during the month of August 2020, you can add a friend or relative to take the class with you for (just $99)

That’s ($200 off) the regular price for 2 students or just $398 instead of the usual $598 for 2 students. Pass the savings to your friend or loved one, or split the cost two ways!

You can take advantage of this wonderful deal without even committing to a class date now by purchasing our blacksmith and knife making class gift certificate and still take advantage of our “Corona cabin fever 2 student BOGO special”

How are gift certificates work is after we receive your ($299 for 1 student) or ($398 for 2 students) utilizing our August “Corona cabin fever” 2 student BOGO special, you’ll receive a confirmation of payment email that will contain an attached document that will be your gift certificate that you can print out and present as a gift for an upcoming birthday, anniversary, etc… or just keep for your records. After that you can call or email us at (727) 588-1315 and wroughtironarts@aol.com to schedule your class date. We offer our classes 7 days a week and your gift certificate will not expire so you can reserve your class at your convenience.

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All classes are personalized and private training from experienced Master blacksmith Robert Buck, with a 4 student maximum for students interested in taking the class with friends or loved ones.

Classes are offered 7-days a week at Wrought Iron Arts Studio: 707 First Ave. S.W. Largo, Fl. 33770

All materials and tools are provided. Classes generally last about 6-7 hours with a 20 minute lunch break included.

(Just 20 minutes and 20 miles from Tampa International Airport!)

For more information or to reserve classes email or call Rob at: wroughtironarts@aol.com or (727) 588-1315

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