Class will cover basic Safety, Equipment, and Technique. Students will learn how to operate a coal forge and gas forge, and use appropriate tools to create a decorative leaf hook or S hook. Techniques covered will include drawing a taper, rolling an eye with and without a jig, and using the cross peen to spread steel. This class requires no previous experience, and provides the basic skill set to take more advanced classes and learn new techniques. This class is taught by Brian Cook of Brian Cook Iron Art, a smith with two decades of practical experience. Class size is limited to three students to ensure ample one-on-one instruction.