Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

Setting the Standard for Artistic Blacksmithing Education

ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

June 21 - July 2, 2021

ABS: Introduction to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee June 21 - July 2, 2021 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm. The Virginia  ... more ›
Bladesmithing: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife

April 12 - 15, 2021

April 12 - 15, 2021: Blacksmithing: Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife

Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter/Utility

April 17-18, 2021

Learn to forge a knife in this two day, blacksmithing centered, knife making class! The first day, you will start on the forge and anvil where you'll  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Hunter/Utility

Nails, Hinges, Hasps, and Handles

April 24 - 25, 2021

Designed with the custom cabinet maker in mind, students will create hand made nails, a chest hinge, lift handle and hasp and a cupboard handle.   ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Nails, Hinges, Hasps, and Handles

Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

April 24 - 25, 2021

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make a welder cart and gun holder. Add on the complete welder kit and leave ... more ›
Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

Candlesticks

May 8 - 9, 2021

This class is dedicated to candles and the various ways of displaying/using them with decorative steel candlesticks. Students will make a table top  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Candlesticks

Wearable Ironwork with Ellen Durkan

May 10 - 14, 2021

Come out and forge something wearable! The workshop will focus on forging organic symmetrical forms that fit on the body. This class will be directed  ... more ›
Wearable Ironwork with Ellen Durkan

Gift Certificates

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

Welding at VIB

Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to announce that we are bring hobby welding back! Welding Cart: The first project is to build a welding  ... more ›
Welding at VIB