We design hands-on blacksmith training and fabrication for organizations who want to upgrade their employees’ in-house industry skills. In addition, we have custom one-on-one opportunities and for individuals who want to learn basic or advanced techniques.  Fabricating, blacksmithing, welding, tempering, metallurgy, punching, etc. – we can discuss what you need. After 22 years teaching students at UBC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, I can adapt the training to your needs.

Industry Training

If your business needs employees trained or their skills upgraded, first, I will meet with you to evaluate the situation. Second, once we agree to the objectives and content, I will design the training and present an overview and a quote for your approval.

I deliver training on the industry site when the business has the equipment and space for teaching.  As well, my shop can accommodate 2 people at a time for specialized personal attention and training. Contact me to schedule a conversation or a visit to your site.

Individual Training 

You may want to create an artistic object or a tool for practical use. If you are already working on a project, you can send me a photo of your design or project. We’ll create a project appropriate for your level of expertise and figure out the right approach for you. Anything is possible.

We always begin with a safety orientation, and you’ll  need appropriate footwear. Otherwise, I provide everything else at my studio. I am insured to teach individuals for workshops up to a maximum of 2 people at a time in my shop.

The fee for private or semi-private classes is $120 per hour per student and does not include materials or consumables, which are additional costs. Please contact me to discuss and evaluate your needs at 604-910-6427 or email me at info@donaldsinnovations.ca

Need a GIFT for a SPECIAL OCCASION?  Want to take LESSONS as a COUPLE? Ask me about it.