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)
  • Blacksmithing one day classes are $125 (9am-4pm)
  • Blacksmith’s Knife classes are $349 per student for the weekend (both days, 8am-4pm)
  • Hatchet & Throwing Knife classes are $259 per student for the weekend (both days, 9am-4pm)
  • Certificate of Artistic Blacksmithing classes are $499 per month
  • 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

July 2020

4-5 BSMTH 111
11-12 Campfire Rotisserie
18-19 Dinner Triangle & Bookshelf Bracket NEW
25-26 Build a Knife – Hunter’s Knife
25-26 Welding: Layout Table

August 2020

1-2 BSMTH 112
8-9 Grilling Tools – NEW
15-16 Build a Spear
22-23 Build a Hatchet
29-30 Build a Knife – Chopper
29-30 Welding: Welding Cart

September 2020

5-6 BSMTH 101
12-13 Leaves, Twists, and Embellishments
19-20 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
26-27 Build a Knife: Chef’s Knife
26-27 Welding: Welding Cart

October 2020

3-4 BSMTH 102
10-11 Fall Leaves –  NEW
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
14-15 Pattern Welded Damascus
21-22 Build a Knife – Chopper
28-29 Shop is closed

December 2020

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

Refund Policy: Class Refund Policy is that we will refund 75% of the class amount 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.