Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Teaching of the Hand and the Mind

Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

Build your own hatchet to cut down your own Christmas tree! This course will cover forge welding, lamination, mechanical joining, and tool making.  A ... more ›
Dec. 17 2016:  Beginning Blacksmithing:  Build a Hatchet

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: Beginning Blacksmithing: Build a Spear

Beg. 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 ›
Jan. 21 2017:  Beg. Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

Metalsmithing: Advanced Open Studio Wrap-it-up

Open Studio for Students to work on individual projects with advanced instruction.  You will be working on your own projects. This is a great time  ... more ›
Dec. 13, 2016: Metalsmithing: Advanced Open Studio Wrap-it-up

Metalsmithing: Ornamental Scrolls

 This introduction to jewelry class teaches the traditional techniques of the silversmith and blacksmith to form metal with hammer and anvil. We  ... more ›
Dec. 17, 2016: Metalsmithing: Ornamental Scrolls

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 ›

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 ›