Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

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

Blacksmithing: Shelf Brackets & S-hooks

Create your own shelf brackets! There should be time for each student to leave with a minimum of 1 set of shelf brackets. (We expect more than  ... more ›
January 13 2018: Blacksmithing: Shelf Brackets & S-hooks

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 ›
January 27 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Helmet

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 ›
February 10 2018: Blacksmithing: Fireplace tools

Blacksmithing: Floral Forms in Steel

Explore floral forms in steel. There will be a rose and, if time permits, an iris. Simple stems will be attached to the flowers to allow you to  ... more ›
February 17 2018: Blacksmithing: Floral Forms in Steel

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  ... more ›
Feb. 24 2018: Blacksmithing: Build a Hatchet

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 ›