Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head worthy of Middle Earth of your own pattern. This is a beginning level course where you will learn all you need to know about shop  ... more ›
April 29 2017:  Blacksmithing:  Build a Spear

Blacksmithing: Metal Sculpture Class with Christoph Friedrich

Join us for an Metal Sculpture Class with Christoph A. Friedrich on sculpture techniques in metal.  4/24 - 1 spot is open! Previous Experience  ... more ›
May 8  2017: Blacksmithing: Metal Sculpture Class with Christoph Friedrich

Blacksmithing: Re-enactor's class

Ready to cook that pot of beans? This class project is a campfire cooking tripod with pot jack and a flint strike. Students will learn bending,  ... more ›
May 13  2017: Blacksmithing: Re-enactor's class

Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet to cut down your own tree! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle  ... more ›
May 20 2017:  Beginning Blacksmithing:  Build a Hatchet

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 ›
May 27 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Private Class: Hebron Baptist Church

Projects subject to student interest. This private class will be based on the "Tips and Tricks of the Anvil" course. Saturday and Sunday, June 17 -  ... more ›
June 17  2017: Private Class: Hebron Baptist Church

Modern Metalwork and Welding

Our Modern Metalwork & Welding 2-day class is a project driven class focused on welding and fabrication. (This is NOT a blacksmithing class.)  ... more ›
Modern Metalwork and Welding

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

Custom and Private Classes Available

VIB welcomes requests for private and custom blacksmithing classes. All private blacksmithing classes are subject to instructor and shop availability ... more ›
Custom and Private Classes Available