From the organizers:
This workshop focuses on teaching basic knife making skills in two sessions. In the first session, the student will shape a piece of metal stock into a knife blank, file a bezel for and drill holes in the blank, before heat-treating and quenching the blade. This workshop will focus on learning the properties of steel, and applying these properties to the knife the student is making. The second session would focus on the finishing and aesthetics of the knife. The student would choose a grip style, wood type, and spend the session working the grip into the most comfortable shape and polishing the blade.
Most of the skills taught in this class are entry-level, and will easily be retained. The class, in two parts, teaches the student first about the properties of steel and how to work with it, opening the door to more advanced metalworking classes. The class also teaches the basics of design with respect to functionality – every student wants their knife to not only look excellent but also be a reliable tool for any occasion.