College of Lockpicking workshop

You can pick your friends.
You can pick your beer.
But can you pick… a Lock?

Join us on Saturday, September 10th from 5-7pm, as we embark on an ancient mechanical adventure to explore the inner workings of a modern lock, first developed by the Mesopotamians and Egyptians over 4000 years ago. Led by lockpickers Eric Michaud and Jamie Schwettmann, this workshop will cover – soup to nuts – everything you need to know about how common locks work… and how to pick them open.

Whether you’re a complete novice curious to find out what pin-tumbler really means, a homeowner protecting your family’s treasures, or a veteran lockpicker with questions about advanced locks and techniques, this event is for you! With 2 solid hours of history, mechanical diagrams (“lock pr0n”), and hands-on lockpicking instruction… first we’ll open your minds, and then we’ll open some locks!

To properly learn this ancient art, you’ll need the proper tools.  By registering for a ticket with a lockpick set this guarantees you a seat at the workshop, and reserves – all for you – a brand-new 10-piece custom lockpick set by Southern Specialties, hand-picked by Eric and Jamie to maximize utility for beginners and locksport enthusiasts alike, and offered for only $30.

If you already have some picks you’re itching to practice with, you can bring them along, and your workshop cost is only $20!

BONUS:  The first 15 people to register get $10 off a pick set!  Select the BONUS tickets when you register to claim this offer! If they’re Sold Out, you’re Too Late!

* Note: Due to high demand and limited supply, we aren’t likely to have any additional pick sets available at this workshop.  If you’d like to purchase an extra set, reserve it NOW before they’re gone!

Get your tickets and reserve picks at

See ya there!

– Eric.

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  1. Lockpicking Workshop Recap says:

    […] On Saturday September 10 we held a lockpicking workshop. This was our first workshop in the new space (well, actually also our first workshop in general) and while there were a few bumps, including an overheating projector, overall it went very well. Traveling lockpickers extraordinaire Jamie Schwettmann and Eric Michaud put on the workshop and started by giving us some background on lockpicking: history of locks, why pick them (there are competitions for this stuff; also it’s just rather fun!), when not to do it (like noses and friends, you should only pick your own), and then of course how to do it. For more info see this earlier post. […]