Class Schedule

 

Call 434-960-9718 before dropping by. We are typically out running errands and taking care of business during the week so 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 $269 per student for the weekend (both days, 9am-4pm)
  • Blacksmith’s Knife classes are $369 per student for the weekend (both days, 8am-4pm)
  • Hatchet & Throwing Knife classes are $269 per student for the weekend (both days, 9am-4pm)
  • Certificate of Artistic Blacksmithing classes are $525 per month
  • Two week ABS (American Bladesmith Society) Intro to Knifemaking courses are $1569
  • Five day Clay Spencer Tire Hammer building classes are $3200
  • Special workshops are priced individually. See the specific class page for more information.
  • All Classes booked through the website will have a 6% booking fee added at checkout. 
  • Class cancellation, refund and transfer policy is at this link

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!

Refund, Transfer and Cancellation Policy

June 2024

1-2 BSMTH 110
8 – 9 Build a Warhammer Currently Full
17 – 28 ABS Intro to Knifemaking with Scott McGhee Three Spaces Left
29 – 30 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility Three Spaces Left
29 – 30 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart Project Five Spaces Left

July 2024

6 – 7 BSMTH 111
13 – 17 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer with Allan Kress Currently Full
20 – 24 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer with Allan Kress Second Class Five Spaces Left
27 – 28 Build a Hatchet Four Spaces Left
27-28 Beginning Welding: Layout Table Project

August 2024

3 – 4 BSMTH 112
10 – 11 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef Two Spaces Left
12 National Curriculum All Levels Five Spaces Available
17 – 18 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Three Spaces Left
24 – 25 Grilling Tools Two Spaces Left
31 – Sept. 1 Pattern Welded “Damascus” Steel Ten Spaces Available
31 – Sept. 1 Beginning Welding: Firepit Project

September 2024

7 – 8 BSMTH 101
14 – 15 Build a Warhammer Currently Full
16 National Curriculum All Levels Five Spaces Available
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper Seven Spaces Available
28 – 29 Floral Forms Eleven Spaces Available
28 – 29 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart Project

October 2024

5 – 6 BSMTH 102
12 – 13 Build a Hatchet Ten Spaces Available
14 National Curriculum All Levels Seven Spaces Available
19 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility Ten Spaces Available
26 – 27 Fall Leaves Eleven Spaces Available
26 – 27 Beginning Welding: Layout Table Project

November 2024

2 – 3 BSMTH 103
9 – 14 Handles and Guards: Intermediate Knifemaking with Scott McGhee Five Spaces Left
16 – 17 Power Hammer Tools and Techniques with Allan Kress Ten Spaces Available
23 – 24 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Nine Spaces Available
23 – 24 Beginning Welding: Firepit Project

December 2024

7 – 8 BSMTH 104
14 – 15 Build a Warhammer Eight Spaces Available
16 National Curriculum All Levels
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef Eleven Spaces Available
21 – 22 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart Project

January 2025

4 – 5 BSMTH 105
11 – 12 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
13 – 24 ABS Intro to Knifemaking with Scott McGhee
18 – 19 Pattern Welded “Damascus” Steel
25 – 26 Beginning Blacksmithing: Leaves and Twists
25 – 26 Beginning Welding: Layout Table

February 2025

1 – 2 BSMTH 106
8 – 9 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
10 ABANA National Curriculum
15 – 16 Build a Spear
22 – 23 Non-Ferrous Metal Forging for Beginners NEW!
22 – 23 Beginning Welding: Firepit

March 2025

1 – 2 BSMTH 107
8 – 9 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
10 ABANA National Curriculum
15 – 16 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef
22 – 23 Grilling Tools
29 – 30 Warhammer
29 – 30 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart

April 2025

5 – 6 BSMTH 108
12 – 13 Build a Hatchet
14 – 18 Intro to Chasing with Douglas Pryor
19 – 20 Blacksmith’s Knife: Bird and Trout Knife
21 – 25 Intro to Chasing with Douglas Pryor
26 – 27 Nails, Hinges, Hasps, and Handles
26 – 27 Beginning Welding: Layout Table
28 – May 2 Forged Fashion Body Adornment with Ellen Durkan

May 2025

3 – 4 BSMTH 109
10 – 11 Build a Warhammer
12 ABANA National Curriculum
17 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
24 – 25 Beginning Blacksmithing: Floral Forms
24 – 25 Beginning Welding: Firepit

June 2025

7 – 8 BSMTH 110
14 – 15 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
16 – 27 ABS Intro to Knifemaking with Scott McGhee
28 – 29 Beginning Blacksmithing: Campfire Cookset
28 – 29 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart

July 2025

5 – 6 BSMTH 111
12 – 13 Build a Hatchet
19 – 23 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer Class with Allan Kress
26 – 30 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer Class with Allan Kress

August 2025

2 – 3 BSMTH 112
9 – 10 Build a Warhammer
11 ABANA National Curriculum
16 – 17 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
23 – 24 Beginning Blacksmithing: Grilling Tools
30 – 31 Beginning Blacksmithing: Tips and Tricks of the Anvil NEW!
30 – 31 Beginning Welding: Layout Table 

September 2025

6 – 7 BSMTH 101
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef
27 – 28 Beginning Blacksmithing: Floral Forms
27 – 28 Beginning Welding: Firepit

October 2025 

4 – 5 BSMTH 102
11 – 12 Build a Hatchet
13 ABANA National Curriculum
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife: Bird and Trout Knife
25 – 26 Beginning Blacksmithing: Fall Leaves
25 – 26 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart

November 2025 

1 – 2 BSMTH 103
8 – 9 Build a Warhammer
10 ABANA National Curriculum
15 – 20 Handles and Guards with Scott McGhee
22 – 23 Power Hammer Tools with Allan Kress

December 2025

6 – 7 BSMTH 104
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
15 ABANA National Curriculum
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
20 – 21 Beginning Welding: Layout Table

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.