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.

Prices are listed on each individual course page.

  • Artistic Blacksmithing two-day classes are $249 per student for the weekend (both days, 9am-4pm)
  • Blacksmith’s Knife classes are $349 per student for the weekend (both days, 8am-4pm)
  • Hatchet & Throwing Knife classes are $249 per student for the weekend (both days, 9am-4pm)
  • Certificate of Artistic Blacksmithing classes are $499 per month
  • Two week ABS (American Bladesmith Society) Intro to Knifemaking courses are $1400
  • Five day Clay Spencer Tire Hammer building classes are $2500
  • Special workshops are priced individually. See the specific class page for more information.

We welcome students 10 years old and up for blacksmithing. Students must be 18 and up for bladesmithing classes. 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! 

January 2021


30 – 31 Build a Hatchet Currently Full 
30 – 31 Welding: Layout Table

February 2021

6 – 7 BSMTH 106
13 – 14 Pattern Welded Damascus Currently Full
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper Currently Full
27 – 28 Grilling Tools Currently Full
27 – 28 Welding: Welding Cart

March 2021

6 – 7 BSMTH 107
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chef Currently Full
27 – 28 Floral Forms
27 – 28 Welding: Layout Table

April 2021

3 – 4 BSMTH 108
10 – 11 Build a Hatchet Currently Full
17 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife/Hunter
24 – 25 Nails, Hinges, Hasps and Handles
24 – 25 Welding: Welding Cart

May 2021

1 – 2 BSMTH 109
8 – 9 Candlesticks NEW
10 – 14 Ellen Durkan, Wearable Ironwork Currently Full
15 – 16 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
22 – 23 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper
29 – 30 Leaves, Twists, and other Embellishments
29 – 30 Welding: Layout Table

June 2021

5 – 6 BSMTH 110
21 – July 2nd ABS Intro to Bladesmithing
26 – 27 Welding: Welding Cart

July 2021

3 – 4 BSMTH 111
10 – 14 Clay Spencer Tire Power Hammer
17 – 18 Build a Hatchet
24 – 25 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chef
31 – Aug 1st Campfire Cookset
31 – Aug 1st Welding Layout Table

August 2021

7 – 8 BSMTH 112
14 – 15 Build a Spear
21 – 22 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
28 – 29 Blacksmith’s Knife/Hunter
28 – 29 Welding: Welding Cart

September 2021

4 – 5 BSMTH 101
11 – 12 Floral Forms
18 – 19 Build a Hatchet
25 – 26 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper
25 – 26 Welding: Layout Table

October 2021

2 – 3 BSMTH 102
9 – 10 Fall Leaves
16 – 17 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
23 – 24 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chef
30 – 31 Grilling Tools
30 – 31 Welding: Welding Cart

November 2021

6 – 7 BSMTH 103
13 – 18 Intermediate Knifemaking/Handles and Guards
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife/Hunter
20 – 21 Welding: Layout Table

December 2021

4 – 5 BSMTH 104
11 – 12 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper
18 – 19 Welding: Welding Cart

Refund Policy: Class Refund Policy is that we will refund 100% of the class amount up to the Thursday before your class 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.