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! 

October 2019

19 – 20 Build a Knife – Kitchen/Chef
26 – 27 Build a Hatchet

November 2019

3 – 4 BSMTH 103
9 – 10 PPattern Welded Damascus
16 – 17 Build a Knife – Hunter/Utility – FULL
16 – 17 Welding 101
23 – 24 Nails, Hinges, Hasps and Handles

December 2019

7 – 8 BSMTH 104
14 – 15 Throwing Knife and Tomahawk class
14 – 15 Welding 102
21 – 22 Build a Hatchet
28 – 29 NO CLASS

2020

January 2020

4-5 BSMTH 105
6-17 ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing
11-12 Grilling Tools – NEW
18-19 Build a Knife – Chopper
25-26 Build a Hatchet
25-26  NEW Welding 103: Build a Blacksmithing Forge *This is a 2 weekend course

February 2020

1-2 BSMTH 106
1-2 Welding 103 – Continued
8-9 Build a Knife: Chef’s Knife
15-16 Leaves, Twists, and Embellishments
22-23 Throwing Knives
29-1 Hookrack & Candlestick
29-1 Welding 101: Welding cart

March 2020

7-8 BSMTH 107
14-15 Build a Knife – Hunter’s Knife
21-22 Build a Hatchet
28-29 Floral Forms

April 2020

4-5 BSMTH 108
11-12 Build a Knife – Chopper
18-19 Grilling Tools  NEW
18-19 Welding 102 – Layout Table
25-26 Throwing Knives

May 2020

2-3 BSMTH 109
4-15 Special Course with Alexandre Piffer
9-10 Build a Knife: Chef’s Knife
16-17 Campfire Cookset
16-17 Welding 103: Build a Blacksmith’s Forge * This is a 2 weekend course
23-24 Pattern Welded Damascus
23-24 Welding 103: Continued
30-31 Build a Hatchet

June 2020

6-7 BSMTH 110
13-14 Welding 101: Welding cart
15-26 ABS: Intro to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee
20-21 Throwing Knives
27-July 1 Build a Tire Hammer with Clay Spencer

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

August 2020

1-2 BSMTH 112
8-9 Grilling Tools – NEW
8-9 Welding 103: Build a Blacksmith’s Forge * This is a 2 weekend course
15-16 Build a Spear
15-16 Welding 103: Continued
22-23 Build a Hatchet
29-30 Build a Knife – Chopper

September 2020

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

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.