Middle School (6–8)

History

Blacksmithing through History:
A Hands-on Experience 

Grades 8–12

CANCELLED

This one-week course, open to students grades 8-12, offers a unique opportunity to experience a cross-discipline approach to the history of blacksmithing. Students will learn the role metallurgy, in general, and blacksmithing, in particular, had in shaping human civilization and culture. In addition to classroom topics that include mythology, the arts, and technological advancements from western Europe to western Africa, students will spend half of their time at a forge creating their own pieces. Under the guidance of professional blacksmith Jeff Dunkelberger, students will forge three pieces and learn the basic skills of blacksmithing. (Listed for both Middle & Upper School.)
 
Located in Washington, D.C., St. Albans Summer Programs – a combined summer camp and summer school for area and out-of-town boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12 – provides half- and full-day academic and art classes and athletic camps for football, golf, rowing, swimming, and tennis at state-of-the-art athletic facilities.