New England School of Metalwork
7 Albiston Way Auburn, Maine 04210
Toll Free 888-753-7502
Fax 207-514-8109




                Enrollment at NESM is easy using our new online enrollment and payment service provided by Active Network. By simply clicking ENROLL NOW located on each course page, your on-line enrollment and payments will save the school a lot of time and provide better information to us for your future visits. Utilizing this new service will streamline all aspects of payments, confirmations, enrollment documents, waivers and arrival information. We will also be able to stay in better conatact with you for updates, changes and instructor contact. All correspondances and payment confirmations via. email will ensure you are properly registered for your course.

                If you choose not to use our online registration service, using one of the two documents below for sending payments by check should be used. Please note we are not responsible for payments received late due to USPS mailed enrollments and you could lose your space. Once the NESM has received and processed your enrollment/payment, you will receive a registration packet in the mail. Upon receipt of the forms please return the appropriate copies to us to complete the registration process. If you are choosing to use our dorm room during your stay, the Residency agreement must also be returned. You will receive your registration packet and related information within seven days of enrollment/payment. If a course is already full, you may choose to be put on a waiting list and immediately notified when there is an opening.

       You may call or email the school first to make sure that there is space in the course you want. We grant spaces based on full payment only, first come first served for enrollment. If we have an opening, we may be able to reserve it for you while you get your application in pending you have made prior contact with a school official. This is an especially good idea when a class topic or highly sought after instructor are being presented.

 The main requirement for participation in workshops or classes at the New England School of Metalwork is the desire to learn. Our students range from beginners to seasoned professionals. Our classes are small, only six to eight students for plenty of one-on-one teaching. Our minimum age for attending workshops is 16, we reserve the right to accept younger students pending an interview with the them.

       There are a few courses for which we expect a certain minimum skill level, and that is stated in the individual course descriptions. If you have any questions about the suitability of a course for you, please contact us through the contact us page specifying which class you wish to enroll in.

      Safety is of great importance, a full leather shoe or boot is mandatory as well as full length pants. Welding courses may require steel toe boots. NESM will provide any necessary PPE needed including safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, dust masks and face shields.

       Tuition varies according to our costs and the length of the course. You will find the tuition amount printed below each course description.
       As our class sizes are small, only payments in full will guarantee a position in a class. We will accept cash, check or credit cards. We also have many courses approved by the VA and are also supported locally by Career Centers and it would be your responsibility to know the agencies particular policies. 

       You may terminate your registration  at any time. To do so you must inform the New England School of Metalwork in writing. Termination will become effective on the date that the written notice was received and any refund will be made in consideration of this date. No verbal requests to terminate enrollment will be honored as official notification to terminate from the program.

       If you terminate less than 14 business days before the start date of your workshop, you will not receive any refund of money paid to the New England School of Metalwork. 

        If your notice of cancelation is received between 15 and 21 business days prior to the course beginning date, your tuition is not refundable, but can be credited toward a future course later in that season.

        If your notice of cancelation is received 21 business days or more ahead of the workshop start date, the NESM will provide a full refund of all tuition monies paid back to the student, the $30.00 registration fee is non-refundable.

       In case of emergency or insufficient number of students, the New England School of Metalwork reserves the right to cancel a course and return all money. Because of this policy and the fact that we can not control enrollment, we strongly urge you to buy refundable airline tickets or flight insurance. The New England School of Metalwork will not be responsible for any monetary loss on airline tickets. Determination of workshop cancelations will be done in accordance to the above guidelines, cancelation determinations will be made 14 days prior to the beginning date of the workshop.

     To check your Active Network account at any time, to review the policies for refunds, safety, dress code or to settle a balance due, use this link:

            My Active Account

       There is no alumni discount on workshops, however if you plan on enrolling in two or more workshops at the same time, you will only pay the $30.00 registration fee once when enrolling in multiple courses.


       We do offer one (1) audit space per course for some Metalsmithing workshops only. The cost is half (50%) of tuition plus the $30.00 registration fee. Auditing a course allows you full access to oberve, take notes, take pictures and discuss all manner of the respective course material with the instructor. There is no hands on involved in auditing a course. The enrollment process for the audit space is the same as enrolling in any class, please use the email below for enrolling.

For question about auditing please email:






 For questions or to securely email a Metalsmithing enrollment form to

 For questions or to securely email a Welding enrollment form to

You may also contact us to enroll:

   Blacksmithing or Bladesmithing at  207-777-3375    

    Welding at 207-753-1360

    Fax : 207-514-8109


    New England School of Metalwork
    7 Albiston Way
    Auburn, ME