Wrought Iron Arts

Blacksmith, Welding, and Plasma Metal Art Classes

Blacksmith Arts Classes

Learn the age old techniques of a lost art. 


Beginners Blacksmith Class:  1 full day (about 6 hours) $299

Student learns the basics of forging and (makes and gets to keep) one of the following:

  • Wall sconces
  • Knife or Sword
  • Book ends
  • Fire Place Poker
  • Plant hanger
  • (Or something of your own design!)

The Beginners Class includes the following:

  • Drawing out: (Elongating the the hot iron in order to further shape it, the foundation of all Blacksmithing)
  • Tapering
  • Bending
  • Upsetting and Scarfing
  • Twisting
  • Using the Hardie and Bending fork
  • Punching holes through the molten iron
  • Cutting and grinding with angle grinders


Advanced Blacksmithing: 1 full day (about 6 hours) $299

Student learns the complex shaping techniques of blacksmithing and most importantly how to weld his or her creations together to form sculpture of unlimited size and shapes!

  • Animation  (forging iron into animal shapes)
  • The Basket motif  (That really cool Flame shaped twisting shape as seen on our Fox TV media page video)
  • Nature creation  (Making leaves, Tree branches, Grapes and vines etc..)
  • Flux cored arc welding
  • The ancient fire or forge welding: (welding iron without modern welding equipment)

Student makes and gets to keep one of the following:

  • Magazine rack
  • Dragon
  • Small end table
  • Sword
  • Hanging pot rack
  • Gargoyle
  • Coat rack
  • (Or something of your own design!)

* Student must complete the Beginners Class before enrolling in the Advanced Class


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





  1. Stephen Drabiniak

    I would like to enroll in one of your blade smithing classes with my wife, if you could please give me a call or send an email with future class dates. 813 416-1839

    • Robert Buck

      Hi Stephen,
      I would be happy to have you and your wife enroll in our bladesmithing class here at Wrought Iron Arts. I have emailed you all the information on how to do so. If you have any more questions just let me know.

      Rob Buck
      Master Blacksmith for Wrought Iron Arts

  2. Sal Colletti

    I would like to enroll in one of your classes, is there an age limit?

    • Robert Buck

      Hi Sal,

      We don’t have an official age limit here at Wrought Iron Arts. I have taught students from 9 yrs. old to 83 yrs. old. For children and senior citizens or even students of any age with physical limitations I modify (lessen) the size of iron to be forged, welded, or plasma cut as well as giving them lighter hammers and tools to work with. It may take them a little longer to work the metal but by teaching the right techniques anyone can forge metal.

      Sincerely Rob Buck
      Master blacksmith for Wrought Iron Arts

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