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! 

2020

October 2020


17-18 Build a Hatchet
24-25 Build a Knife – Hunter’s Knife
31-1 Floral Forms

November 2020

7-8 BSMTH 103
9-13 Mark Aspery Special Course Postponed
14-15 Pattern Welded Damascus
14-15 Welding – Layout Table
21-22 Build a Knife – Chopper
28-29 Shop is closed

December 2020

5-6 BSMTH 104
12-13 Fireplace tools for the Home
12-13 Welding – Welding Cart
19-20 Build a Knife: Chef’s Knife
26-27 Shop is closed

January 2021

2 – 3 BSMTH 105
4 – 15 ABS Intro to Bladesmithing
23 – 24 Blacksmith’s Knife/Hunter
30 – 31 Build a Hatchet

February 2021

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

March 2021

6 – 7 BSMTH 107
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chef
27 – 28 Floral Forms

April 2021

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

May 2021

1 – 2 BSMTH 109
8 – 9 Candlesticks NEW
15 – 16 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
22 – 23 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper
29 – 30 Leaves, Twists, and other Embellishments

June 2021

5 – 6 BSMTH 110
21 – July 2nd ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

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

August 2021

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

September 2021

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

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

November 2021

6 – 7 BSMTH 103
13 – 14 Build a Hatchet
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife/Hunter

December 2021

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

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.