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! 

August 2021

7 – 8 BSMTH 112
14 – 15 Build a Spear Currently Full
16 – 19 Evening Knife Class, Kitchen Cleaver NEW Four Spaces Left
21 – 22 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
28 – 29 Blacksmith’s Knife/Hunter Currently Full
28 – 29 Welding: Welding Cart Currently Full

September 2021

4 – 5 BSMTH 101
11 – 12 Floral Forms  Currently Full
13 – 16 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife
18 – 19 Build a Hatchet Currently Full
25 – 26 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper  Currently Full
25 – 26 Welding Layout Table Six Spaces Available

October 2021

2 – 3 BSMTH 102
9 – 10 Fall Leaves Currently Full
16 – 17 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full 
23 – 24 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chef Currently Full
30 – 31 Grilling Tools Four Spaces Available
30 – 31 Welding: Welding Cart

November 2021

6 – 7 BSMTH 103
13 – 18 Intermediate Knifemaking/Handles and Guards Currently Full
20 – 21 Power Hammer Tool Class with Allen Kress NEW Eight Spaces Available
20 – 21 Welding: Layout Table

December 2021

4 – 5 BSMTH 104
11 – 12 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Four Spaces Left
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper
18 – 19 Welding: Welding Cart

January 2022

1 – 2 BSMTH 105
3 – 14 ABS Intro to Knifemaking
8 – 9 Build a Hatchet
15 – 16 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
22 – 23 Pattern Welded Damascus
29 – 30 Fire tools for the Home/Shop

February 2022

5 – 6 BSMTH 106
12 – 13 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
19 – 20 Blacksmith’s Knife – Chef/Kitchen Six Spaces Available
26 – 27 Leaves, Twists, and other Embellishments

March 2022

5 – 6 BSMTH 107
12 – 13 Build a Hatchet
19 – 20 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
26 – 27 Grilling Tools

April 2022

2 – 3 BSMTH 108
9 – 10 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
16 – 17 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
23 – 24 Floral Forms
30 -May 1 Nails, Hinges, Hasps and Handles 

May 2022

 7 – 8 BSMTH 109
 14 – 15 Build a Hatchet
 21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen
23 – 27 Ellen Durkan: Wearable Ironwork
28 – 29 Campfire Cookset 

June 2022

4 – 5 BSMTH 110
20 – July 1 ABS Intro to Knifemaking

July 2022

2 – 3 BSMTH 111
9 – 14 Clay Spencer Tire Power Hammer
16 – 17 Build a Hatchet
23 – 24 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
30 – 31 Candlesticks

August 2022

6 – 7 BSMTH 112
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen
27 – 28 Build a Spear

September 2022

3 – 4 BSMTH 101
10 – 11 Build a Hatchet
17 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
24 – 25 Floral Forms

October 2022

1 – 2 BSMTH 102
8 – 9 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
15 – 16 Blacksmith’s Knife – Hunter/Utility
22 – 23 Pattern Welded Damascus
29 – 30 Fall Leaves

November 2022

5 – 6 BSMTH 103
12 – 17 Intermediate Knife Making: Handles and Guards
19 – 20 Blacksmith’s Knife – Chef/Kitchen

December 2022

3 – 4 BSMTH 104
10 – 11 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
17 – 18 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.