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! 

May 2021

22 – 23 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper Currently Full
22 – 23 Welding: Layout Table Three Spaces Left
29 – 30 Leaves, Twists, and other Embellishments Currently Full

June 2021

5 – 6 BSMTH 110
14 – 17 Blacksmith’s Integral Knife Hunter’s Set NEW
21 – July 2nd ABS Intro to Bladesmithing Currently Full
26 – 27 Welding: Welding Cart Two Spaces Left

July 2021

3 – 4 BSMTH 111
10 – 14 Clay Spencer Tire Power Hammer One Space Left
17 – 18 Build a Hatchet Currently Full
19 – 22 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife NEW Two Spaces Left
24 – 25 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chef Currently Full
31 – Aug 1st Campfire Cookset One Space Left
31 – Aug 1st Welding Layout Table

August 2021

7 – 8 BSMTH 112
14 – 15 Build a Spear Currently Full
21 – 22 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
28 – 29 Blacksmith’s Knife/Hunter Currently Full
28 – 29 Welding: Welding Cart

September 2021

4 – 5 BSMTH 101
11 – 12 Floral Forms
18 – 19 Build a Hatchet
25 – 26 Blacksmith’s Knife/Chopper Six Spaces Available
25 – 26 Welding: Layout Table

October 2021

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

November 2021

6 – 7 BSMTH 103
13 – 18 Intermediate Knifemaking/Handles and Guards One Space Left
20 – 21 Power Hammer Tool Class with Allen Kress NEW
20 – 21 Welding: Layout Table

December 2021

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

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.