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:  ... more ›

Metalsmithing: Intro to Soldering

Embrace the Flame! Students will learn beginning jewelry soldering techniques to take their jewelry designs to new and exciting directions.  In  ... more ›

Metalsmithing: Ring Class/Soldering & Stone Setting

This class will focus on ring construction with emphasis on cabochon stone settings in sterling silver.  We will explore variations on ring shank  ... more ›
August 27-28, 2016: Metalsmithing: Ring Class/Soldering & Stone Setting

Metalsmithing: Bracelet Workshop

This class will teach metal forming techniques to create a bracelet in NuGold (red brass) or Cooper.  Students will use hammers, anvils and  ... more ›
August 20, 2016: Metalsmithing: Bracelet 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

See additional school information on the 2015-2016 Class schedule page. Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site  ... more ›