Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Build your own helmet! Starting with a simple design, you can customize this helmet to your tastes. This is a beginning level course suitable for  ... more ›
October 21  2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

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 ›

Blacksmithing: Fireplace Tools

Learn how to create a fire poker and shovel that will last for generations. A great way to start your journey into the art of blacksmithing, this  ... more ›
Nov. 11  2017: Blacksmithing: Fireplace Tools

Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A handle will be provided so students ... more ›
Dec. 9 2017: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Blacksmithing: Musical Metal - Bells

Create a set of bells out of steel.  There will be 3 types of bells created in this class. The sleigh bell is the most popular and we will have  ... more ›
December 16 2017: Blacksmithing: Musical Metal - Bells

Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Make a spear head. This is a beginning level course suitable for the novice and up. There will be a lot of hot forge work in this class. Also covered ... more ›
Dec. 30 2017:  Blacksmithing:  Build a Spear

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

Give the gift of an experience!  Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.  We will mail you the certificate after purchase for  ... more ›
Gift Certificates

Safety Rules for VIB

The information contained below has been developed in accordance with the following regulations and standards and adapted from the Baylor University  ... more ›