# Seattle blacksmithing
Maria Shimizu Christensen
Learn to Forge in One Beginner Friendly Class
Photo by Jeff Kubina, licensed under Creative Commons. Forging metal into useful objects has been a part of human history for at least 6,000 years, and while the techniques and tools might have evolved a little, the basic concept has not. It’s also an art that is accessible to nearly anyone and you don’t need to take a week’s worth of classes to learn and make your own useful or beautiful object.