Class Schedule

Call 434-960-9718 before dropping by. We are typically out running errands and taking care of business during the week therefore we don’t have standard office hours outside of our scheduled classes and lab times.

Most two-day blacksmithing classes are $249 per student for the course (both days, 9am-4pm). The one day classes are $125.  The Blacksmith’s Knife class is 8am-5pm and costs $349. Certificate of Artistic Blacksmithing classes are priced differently. Special workshops are priced individually. See the specific class page for more information.  These prices are located on each class page as well.

We welcome smiths from 10 years old and up. We suggest that the young smiths (<12 years old) either have a helper for a class like Hatchet or sign up for a different course. Blacksmithing can be physically arduous.  We would like YOU to make the decision for yourself but also would like you to have reasonable expectations.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Have a group? Looking for a unique Bachelor or Bachelorette party idea? Looking for a field trip for middle school or high school students? Contact us for Custom Blacksmithing Class availability! 

September 2018

1-2 BSMTH 101
8-9 Shelf brackets & S hook
15-16 Blacksmith’s Knife
22-23 Hatchet
29-30 Build a Helmet

October 2018

6-7 BSMTH 102
13-14 Fireplace Tools
20-21 Blacksmith’s Knife
27-28 Build a Hatchet

November 2018

3-4 BSMTH 103
10-11 Hardware – Door pull, hinge, drop latch
17-18 Blacksmith’s Knife
24-25 No Class

December 2018

1-2 BSMTH 104
8-9 Build a Hatchet
15-16 Blacksmith’s Knife
22-23 No Class
29-30 Build a Spear

January 2019

5 – 6 BSMTH 105
7 – 18 ABS Intro to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee
12 – 13 Build a Shield
19 – 20 Blacksmith’s Knife – Chopper
26 – 27 Build a Hatchet

February 2019

2 – 3 BSMTH 106
9 – 10 Pattern Welded Damascus
16 -17 Firetools for the Home
23 – 24 Build a Hatchet

March 2019

2 – 3 BSMTH 107
9 – 10 Build a Knife – Kitchen/Chef
16 – 17 Floral Forms – Rose and Iris
23 – 24 Build a Helmet
30 – 31 Build a Hatchet

April 2019

6 – 7 BSMTH 108
13 – 14 Build a Knife – Hunter/Utility
20 – 21 Hook Rack and Candlestick
27 – 28 Build a Hatchet

May 2019

4 – 5 BSMTH 109
11 – 12 Campfire Cookset
18 – 19 Build a Knife – Chopper
25 – 26 NO CLASS

June 2019

1 – 2 BSMTH 110
8 – 9 Build a Spear
15 – 16 Firetools for the Home
17 – 28 ABS Intro to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee
22 – 23 Leaves, Twists, and other Embellishments
29 – 30 Build a Hatchet

July 2019

6 – 7 BSMTH 111
13 – 14 Build a Shield
20 – 21 Build a Knife – Kitchen/Chef
27 – 28 Build a Hatchet

August 2019

3 – 4 BSMTH 112
17 – 18 Build a Knife – Hunter/Utility
24 – 25 Build a Hatchet

September 2019

Aug 31 – Sept 1 BSMTH 101
7 – 8 Build a Helmet
14 – 15 NO CLASS
21 – 22 Build a Knife – Chopper
28 – 29 Build a Hatchet

October 2019

5 – 6 BSMTH 102
12 – 13 NO CLASS
19 – 20 Build a Knife – Kitchen/Chef
26 – 27 Build a Hatchet

November 2019

3-4 BSMTH 103
9-10 Pattern Welded Damascus
16-17 Build a Knife – Hunter/Utility
23-24  Build a Hatchet

December 2019

7 – 8 BSMTH 104
14 – 15 Floral Forms – Rose and Iris
21 – 22 Build a Hatchet
28 – 29 NO CLASS

 

Refund Policy: Class Refund Policy is that we will refund 75% of the class amount should you not be able to attend class after registration or you can transfer your payment to an equal or lesser cost class. If you have  additional questions, please feel free to email us at vibanvil@gmail.com

It is important to wear appropriate attire.  Only natural fiber clothing is allowed in the shop, absolutely no synthetic material.  Closed toe shoes or boots are acceptable, sandals are not.  Do not wear shorts or anything you do not want to get dirty.  The school is not heated or cooled, so please dress for the weather.  The office is partially heated.  Eye and ear protection is provided.