Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Teaching of the Hand and the Mind

Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Create a shield with your own emblem ready for mock battles.  This is a beginning level course where you will learn techniques such as (but not  ... more ›
October 22-23, 2016: Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Shield

Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

You never know what is coming for you. Protect that noggin and look good doing it by building an awesome helmet. This is a beginning level course  ... more ›
September 24-25, 2016: Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spearhead worthy of Middle Earth of your own pattern. This is a beginning level course where you will learn the following techniques: tapering ... more ›
Dec. 31, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017: Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Metalsmithing: Settings for Stones & Found Material

This class is a variation of the popular intro to soldering and cabochon stone setting. Day one will introduce silver soldering with an oxy-acetylene  ... more ›
September 24-25, 2016: Metalsmithing: Settings for Stones & Found Material

Metalsmithing: Small Scale Steel

Small Scale steel jewelry – Learn forging techniques with iron/steel worked red hot! A little different from our Introduction to Metalsmithing class ... more ›
September 20, 2016: Metalsmithing: Small Scale Steel

Metalsmithing: Sterling Silver Workshop

This workshop will focus on transforming flat sheet metal into elegant 3 dimensional jewelry.  Students will use specialized hammers, anvils, and  ... more ›
September 17, 2016: Metalsmithing: Sterling Silver Workshop

Modern Metalwork and Welding

Our Modern Metalwork & Welding 2-day class is a project driven class. Students will learn the art of metal work, fabrication and welding while  ... more ›

Gift Certificates

We all have stuff and most don't need more stuff, give the gift of an experience.  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Info

Blacksmithing Certification Program Classes Start Sept 3rd.  Limited Seats available.  Secure you spot before August 31st. Mirroring our  ... more ›