Metal Art Classes

& Leather 


Classes to Rock Your World! Don't Miss out!

About Our Classes

No experience, no problem! We offer classes for all levels, including beginner - advanced .  

Classes for ALL LEVELS

We're passionate about this community. We're passionate about education. We believe that whether you are just looking for something fun to do, looking to get started on a new hobby, wanting to better yourself through continuous improvement or looking to bond with people through an activity, we are here to support your endeavor.

The act of creating art, and participating in the crafting community not only brings people together, but it strengthens a community by interweaving strands, elements and people who might not have met otherwise. We believe our passion in our craft makes us stand out from the crowd. Come take a class with us, and let us show you why people can't get enough of our classes.

Why Take a Class with US

Our classes are catered to the level and interests of the students in each class. First and foremost we focus on safety, and creating good habits through instruction, and hands on practice. Some history, fun facts alongside tricks of the trade and special techniques makes this class a deeper, well-rounded experience. More questions? See our FAQs here.

What to Expect

Learning a new hobby is fun and exhilarating, but can also be trying. "Dad help" is given when needed, but we believe in allowing the students to work through many challenges as thats is how we all grow. Strength, experience and knowledge are gained from the struggle. With that said, our classes are above all about being creative, having fun, bonding with friends, co-workers and family, learning a new skill and leaving with something you made and can be proud of. We want this to be a positive memorable experience, one that leaves you hungering for more. 

Our Class Philosophy

We are excited to be able to offer larger classes for co-working bonding, communication enhancement, and improved cooperation. Please contact us for more details about how we can serve your company or big group today. 

Corporate Team Building

The majority of our classes are taught at our shop in studio A-20 at the Hausmann Millworks Creative Community BUT we CAN come to you! Call or email us to discuss how we can serve your group!

Where We Teach

Don't see a time on our schedule that works for you! We're flexible. Give us a call or email us to schedule a time that works best for you. We teach during the week and on weekends, day and evening.


We are a growing company, and excited to serve our community. Our class offerings are continuously expanding, and changing month to month based on demand. If you don't see a class you're interested in, let us know. We can work with you to develop a product you are most interested in making

Class Offerings



"I signed my husband up for a blacksmithing class for Christmas. We both loved it! Kyle is very knowledgeable, easy to follow and enthusiastic. I was just watching and I learned a lot. It was a wonderful introduction to a new craft and I highly recommend a class to anyone interested in learning about blacksmithing!"


Just finished the combo welding and blacksmithing class and I couldn’t be more pleased! Kyle is a wealth of knowledge and his guidance throughout the class was just the right amount! I came away with not only a cool item but also with the confidence to continue my journey into the metal arts. Thanks Kyle!


"My family was in town for a family vacation when I came across the Blacksmith 101 class. My 17 year old has been fascinated with blacksmithing for a while, so we couldn't pass up this opportunity. Kyle was an amazing teacher, giving us some of the history of blacksmithing, demonstrating the skill we were working on, and then watching and helping us as we practiced that skill. This class was the single most enjoyable thing for my son and is already talking about making a forge at our house so he can continue to practice. If your looking for a unique, fun activity, I highly recommend Kyle and Tickled Dragon Forge."


Past Classes

Meet Your Instructor

Kyle Rogers

Kyle, has a BS in Communication Studies from UT Austin, graduated top of his class at Hobart Welding Institute, and studied under a master blacksmith in Baltimore Maryland. He was a talented artist as a youngster and in his adult years found he missed working with his hands, and the act of creating. Even more than creating functional art Kyle loves teaching. Kyle and Vanessa Rogers founded Tickled Dragon Forge in 2019 with the intention of bringing the metal arts, through classes and art creation to the community. Their vision is to create a place of artistic inspiration through their blacksmithing, welding and leather crafting classes. A place where people can come together and experience the thrill of creating, and working with their hands.

Classes Closed Due to Covid-19

We apologize for the inconvience, but we are closing classes temporarily due to the rise of Covid-19. Thank you for your understanding.

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