All of our classes are divided into four skill levels.
All students begin at Apprentice I. It is possible (and likely) for students to progress through different skills at different rates. For example, a student who has been working at blacksmithing for some time may be at Journeyman level for that skills, but still Apprentice I for welding.
For specifics in each of the mastercrafts, click the links below:
Kids are by nature creative and inquisitive, and we want to help you encourage that in an environment uniquely suited to kids. Kilroy’s Workshop wants to see every kid BUILD COOL STUFF! You’ll be amazed by what they will create. Tweens and teens can learn blacksmithing, woodworking (hand tools), and welding!
Skill level and maturity determine the level. When a student requests advancement, the instructor will evaluate the skill level of the student through various exercises, as well as their maturity level as witnessed in all classes. If the student is unable to demonstrate the required mastery, the instructor will recommend classes, reading, or at-home practice that can help.
As students advance, the projects become more challenging, students have greater independence, and we have”open” times where they can work on independent projects (available for Journeyman and Master levels).
Apprenticeships – Kilroy’s Workshop will occasionally offer apprenticeships in both blacksmithing and woodworking. These are for a fixed duration, and do require course registration fees like any other class (we are teaching in addition to working), but students will work on commissioned projects and experience what it is like to do production-quality work.