About Our Classes
"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."
Meet Your Instructor
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.