Tharwa Valley Forge
We have been teaching people how to create amazing things since 2003
Each year we run over 100 courses and are the largest school of our type in the world. Our award-winning instructors are among the best in Australia and our 10 acre campus ensures an incomparable experience.

Featured Courses

Mon 10-12-2018 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
$200

Saya sheathesThis course will show you how to make Japanese Saya sheathes. The Saya is a wooden sheath that is custom-fitted to your knife and provides excellent protection during transport and storage. Bring two of your favorite kitchen knives and walk away with two custom-fitted Saya sheaths and the knowledge of how to make more at home.

Sat 12-01-2019 8:00 am -5:30 pm
$500

Introduction to making knives by stock removal. This one day workshop will help you get started into knifemaking. Knife design, grinding, heat treating, blade finishes, scale making and sharpening are all covered.

We will show you techniques, tools and hints on how to get started making your own knives with minimal equipment, as you make your own knife today.

Sat 19-01-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

This is an exciting one day course for those who want to experience blacksmithing. Our experts will show you how to hammer hot steel into beautiful and practical objects. Learn about tool usage, working with heat, heat treatment, and create tools and art to take home.

Sun 20-01-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

Mon 21-01-2019 7:00 pm - Wed 23-01-2019 5:30 pm
$850

Two and a half day introduction to knifemaking and bladesmithing. Covering forging, grinding, heat treating and sharpening of two knives.

Fri 25-01-2019 8:00 am -5:00 pm
$500

Sculpting with metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. Suitable for people who have never-ever used tools in their life through to people who are comfortable working with metal

This one-day course for adults teaches participants the fundamental skills required to create sculptures at home. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking sphere.

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