West Baton Rouge Museum Blacksmith Program

The West Baton Rouge Museum is launching a new master class series with the first being a Blacksmith Apprenticeship program. Classes will be taught by Artist in Residence and professional blacksmith, Gary Hart. The tuition for this twelve hour course is $200 which includes supplies, a copy of the classic blacksmithing book The Art of Blacksmithing by Alex Bealer, and completed projects. Blacksmithing basics and blacksmithing ornamental skills will be taught. Participants will leave with basic blacksmithing knowledge and skill that can be built upon. Class sizes will be limited and will be offered on evenings or weekends to accommodate participants’ schedules. Upon completion of the program, participants interested in continuing to hone their craft will be eligible to conduct demonstrations at the West Baton Rouge Museum by becoming blacksmithing volunteers. To set up a class time, please contact Jeannie Luckett, Director of Education at luckett@wbrmuseum.org or at 225- 336- 2422 Ext. 205.


West Baton Rouge Museum
845 N Alexander Ave
70767 Port Allen , LA