Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Teaching of the Hand and the Mind

Beginning Blacksmithing: Tips and Tricks of the Anvil

This class is a techniques based class with a variety of items to introduce the student to beginning steel forging techniques. Items include flint  ... more ›
November 19-20, 2016: Beginning Blacksmithing: Tips and Tricks of the Anvil

Beginning Blacksmithing: Dinner Triangle

This beginning blacksmithing class will focus on the taper, eyelet, bending, and hot twist techniques while students forge their own dinner triangle  ... more ›
October 15-16, 2016: Beginning Blacksmithing: Dinner Triangle

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

Metalsmithing: Soldering & Fabrication of Sterling Silver Jewelry

Introduces basic soldering techniques for sterling silver jewelry.  We will practice soldering on copper and apply the techniques to a jewelry piece  ... more ›
October 22-23, 2016: Metalsmithing: Soldering & Fabrication of Sterling Silver Jewelry

Metalsmithing: Torch Fired Enamels

Painting with fire! Torch firing enamels onto metal is an affordable and fun technique for students of every level.  It offers extreme spontaneity  ... more ›
October 18, 2016: Metalsmithing: Torch Fired Enamels

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

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 ›
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

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Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults  ... more ›