Blacksmithing: May 4 -15, 2020: Special Course with Alexandre Piffer

Looking for a new challenge or a fun networking opportunity while practicing techniques with other smiths?  Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing will be hosting Alexandre Piffer from Brazil to lead a two week course.

See more of Alexandre’s work on his facebook page
Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and specialized forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm  Friday 9am-12pm  Both weeks

Tuition: $1000 for the week. This price includes materials and use of shop tools.

This course was originally scheduled for May 2019 but the travel Visa didn’t come through in enough time. Food and lodging are the responsibility of the student.

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 accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how
to get into our facility on weekends.


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