Forging and Toolmaking - Beginning
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS will be automatically deducted during checkout.

Click here for a printable Waiver Form
Click here for directions to Vern's Studio

To contact the instructor call 831-475-3259 or for more information call the Extension
Office at 831-479-6331.

Vern Caron, M.A., has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and
UC Extension for more than 20 years
CLASS SCHEDULE
Cabrillo College Extension Classes
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Sat. & Sun., April 14 & 15, 2018
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio

Experience the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking through demonstration and
hands-on exercises in this weekend workshop. After instruction on the properties and
characteristics of different metals, students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel.

Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are
given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are
encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

This class is limited to 4 students - enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging
studio. If you did not register online you will be required to sign a liability waiver before class
begins.

Sat. & Sun., April 14 & 15 - CLASS FULL
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Mar. 26: $395
Register after Mar. 26: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class
This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more
advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools, rather than fire making.
Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot
steel with ham- mer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the
opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will
also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form and how to
achieve various shapes.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern’s “Introduction to Forging &
Toolmaking” class.

This class is limited to 6 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging
studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.

Sat. & Sun., April 14 & 15 - CLASS FULL
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by Mar. 26: $395
Register after Mar. 26: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class
Sat. & Sun., April 14 & 15, 2018
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Intermediate Forging and Toolmaking  -  
Cabrillo College Extension Class
Forging and Toolmaking - Beginning
Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15, 2018
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio

Experience the exciting craft of steel forging and toolmaking through demonstration and
hands-on exercises in this weekend workshop. After instruction on the properties and
characteristics of different metals, students work a forge and learn how to manipulate hot steel.

Demonstrations of various hammer types and the applications of different anvil designs are
given. Building and operation of both gas and coke-fired forges are discussed. Students are
encouraged to develop their own direction and interests in forging and toolmaking as an art form.

This class is limited to 4 students - enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging
studio. If you did not register online you will be required to sign a liability waiver before class
begins.

Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by May 31: $395
Register after May 31: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class
This intermediate-level workshop builds on the introductory class by emphasizing more
advanced stages of manipulating metal for art forms and tools, rather than fire making.
Participants should have previous experience creating a coal forge fire and manipulating hot
steel with ham- mer and anvil. In addition to hand-forming exercises, students will be offered the
opportunity to use a power hammer after various techniques are demonstrated. Students will
also discuss aesthetic possibilities and design elements such as texture, form and how to
achieve various shapes.

Prerequisite: Students must have taken Vern’s “Introduction to Forging &
Toolmaking” class.

This class is limited to 6 students—enroll early! Class will be held at the instructor's forging
studio. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver before class begins.


Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Register by May 31: $395
Register after May 31: $425
plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor at class
Sat. & Sun., July 14 & 15, 2018
9 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Santa Cruz Studio
Intermediate Forging and Toolmaking  -  
Cabrillo College Extension Class
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS will be automatically deducted during checkout.

Click here for a printable Waiver Form
Click here for directions to Vern's Studio

To contact the instructor call 831-475-3259 or for more information call the Extension
Office at 831-479-6331.

Vern Caron, M.A., has taught forging and toolmaking through Cabrillo College and
UC Extension for more than 20 years
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