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 $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 $1499
  • Five day Clay Spencer Tire Hammer building classes are $3200
  • Special workshops are priced individually. See the specific class page for more information.
  • 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

October 2022

8 – 9 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
15 – 16 Blacksmith’s Knife – Hunter/Utility Currently Full
22 – 23 Pattern Welded Damascus Two Spaces Left
29 – 30 Fall Leaves One Space Left
29 – 30 Welding: Layout Table Two Spaces Left

November 2022

5 – 6 BSMTH 103
7 – 10 Seax Style Knife Evening Class Six Spaces Available
12 – 13 Welding: Fire Pit Three Spaces Left
12 – 17 Intermediate Knife Making: Handles and Guards Currently Full
19 – 20 Power Hammer Tools with Allan Kress Currently Full
19 – 20 Welding: Welding Cart

December 2022

3 – 4 BSMTH 104
5 – 8 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife Eleven Spaces Available
17 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife- Chef One Space Left
17 – 18 Welding: Layout Table

January 2023

7 – 8 BSMTH 105
14 – 15 Build A Hatchet Eleven Spaces Left
9 – 20 ABS Intro to Knifemaking with Scott McGhee Nine Spaces Available
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper Two Spaces Left
23 – 26 Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class
28 – 29 Pattern Welded Damascus Eleven Spaces Available
28 – 29 Welding: Welding Cart

February 2023

4 – 5 BSMTH 106
13    ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
11 – 12 Build a Spear Five Spaces Left
13 – 16 German Style Butcher Knife Evening Class
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility NIne Spaces Available
20    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
25 – 26 Leaves, Twists and Other Embellishments Ten Spaces Available
25 – 26 Welding: Layout Table
27    ABANA National Curriculum Training Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC

March 2023

4 – 5 BSMTH 107
11 – 12 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Ten Spaces Available
13    ABANA National Curriculum Training Level 1
13 – 16 Seax Style Knife Evening Class
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen
20     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
25 – 26 Grilling Tools Eleven Spaces Available
25 – 26 Welding: Welding Cart
27    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

April 2023

1 – 2 BSMTH 108
8 – 9 Build a Hatchet
10    ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
10 – 14 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife Evening Class
15 – 16 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
17    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
22 – 23 Floral Forms Eleven Spaces Available
24     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training
29 – 30 Nails, Hinges, Hasps and Handles Ten Spaces Available
29 – 30 Welding: Welding Table

May 2023

6 – 7 BSMTH 109
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
15     ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
15 – 18 Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class 
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility 
22 – 26 Ellen Durkan: Imaginings in Iron
27 – 28 Campfire Cookset
27 – 28 Welding: Welding Cart
29     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

June 2023

3 – 4 BSMTH 110
19 – 30 ABS Intro to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee Nine Spaces Available
26 – 29 German Style Butcher Knife Evening Class

July 2023

2 – 3 BSMTH 111
8 – 12 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer First Class Nine Spaces Available
15 – 19 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer Second Class
22 – 23 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef
24    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
24 – 27 Seax Style Knife Evening Class
29 – 30 Candlesticks
29 – 30 Welding: Layout Table
31     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

August 2023

5 – 6 BSMTH 112
11 – 13 Build a Hatchet
14    ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
14 – 17 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife Evening Class
19 – 20 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
21     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
26 – 27 Grilling Tools
26 – 27 Welding: Welding Cart
28     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

September 2023

2 – 3 BSMTH 101
9 – 10 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
11     ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
11 – 14 Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class
16 – 17 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
18     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
23 – 24 Floral Forms
23 – 24 Welding: Layout Table

October 2023

7- 8 BSMTH 102
14 – 15 Build a Hatchet
16     ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
16 – 19 German Style Butcher Knife Evening Class
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen
23      ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB
28 – 29 Fall Leaves
28 – 29 Welding: Welding Cart
30     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

November 2023

4 – 5 BSMTH 103
11 – 16 Intermediate Knifemaking: Handles and Guards
18 – 19 Power Hammer Tools with Allan Kress
18 – 19 Welding: Layout Table
20     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
27 – 30 Seax Style Knife Evening Class

December 2023

2 – 4 BSMTH 104
9 – 10 Build a Hatchet
11      ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
11 – 14 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Evening Knife Class
16 – 17 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
16 -17 Welding: Welding Cart
18     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

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.