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 $2750
  • 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! 

 

May 2022

7 – 8 BSMTH 109
14 – 15 Build a Hatchet Currently Full
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen Currently Full
23 – 27 Ellen Durkan: Wearable Ironwork Six Spaces Available
28 – 29 Campfire Cookset  Currently Full
28 – 29 Welding: Layout Table Four Spaces Left

June 2022

4 – 5 BSMTH 110
13 – 16 German Style Chef/Butcher Knife Four Spaces Left
20 – July 1 ABS Intro to Knifemaking One Space Left

July 2022

2 – 3 BSMTH 111
4  – 7 Seax Style Knife Evening Class
9 – 14 Clay Spencer Tire Power Hammer First Class Currently Full
16 – 20 Clay Spencer Tire Power Hammer Second Class Currently Full
23 – 24 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility Currently Full
30 – 31 Candlesticks  Eight Spaces Available
30 – 31 Welding: Welding Cart Three Spaces Left

August 2022

1 – 4 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife
6 – 7 BSMTH 112
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen Seven Spaces Available
27 – 28 Build a Spear  Seven Spaces Available
27 – 28 Welding: Layout Table Seven Spaces Available

September 2022

3 – 4 BSMTH 101
10 – 11 Build a Hatchet
12 – 15 Kitchen Clever Evening Class
17 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper Currently Full
24 – 25 Floral Forms Currently Full
24 – 25 Welding: Welding Cart

October 2022

1 – 2 BSMTH 102
3 – 6 German Style Chef/Butcher Knife Six Spaces Available
8 – 9 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Nine Spaces Available
15 – 16 Blacksmith’s Knife – Hunter/Utility Five Spaces Left
22 – 23 Pattern Welded Damascus Ten Spaces Available
29 – 30 Fall Leaves Seven Spaces Available
29 – 30 Welding: Layout Table

November 2022

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

December 2022

3 – 4 BSMTH 104
5 – 8 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife
10 – 11 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
17 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife- Chef
17 – 18 Welding: Layout Table

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.