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

Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

May 22 - 23, 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' ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Knife - Chopper

Beginning Welding - Layout Table

May 22 - 23, 2021

This hobby welding course will cover the basics of MIG welding. You will make layout and cutting table on castors. Add on the complete welder kit  ... more ›
Beginning Welding - Layout Table

Intro to Artistic Blacksmithing - Leaves & Twists

May 29 - 30, 2021

This is a great Introduction to Artistic Blacksmithing. You will make a simple Ivy leaf to a more complex acanthus leaf, plus simple split pineapple  ... more ›
Blacksmithing: Intro to Artistic Blacksmithing - Leaves & Twists

Blacksmith's Integral Knife Hunter's Set Evening Class

June 14 - 17, 2021

June 14 - 17, 2021: Blacksmithing: Blacksmith's Integral Knife Hunter's Set This is a during the week evening class for beginning knife makers. No  ... more ›
Blacksmith's Integral Knife Hunter's Set Evening Class

Beginning Welding - Welding Cart

June 26 - 27, 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

Build a Power Hammer

July 10 - 14, 2021

Back Again! We are hosting Clay Spencer who will lead a group through the building of power hammers. These hammers are rated between 60 and 70  ... more ›
Blacksmithing:  Build a Power Hammer

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