Class Schedule

 

Call 434-960-9718 before dropping by. We are typically out running errands and taking care of business during the week so 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 $1569
  • Five day Clay Spencer Tire Hammer building classes are $3200
  • Special workshops are priced individually. See the specific class page for more information.
  • All Classes booked through the website will have a 6% booking fee added at checkout. 
  • 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!

Refund, Transfer and Cancellation Policy

March 2024

2 – 3 BSMTH 107
9 – 10 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
11 National Curriculum All Levels Eight Spaces Available
16 – 17 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility Currently Full
18 – 21 Kitchen Cleaver Evening Class Currently Full
23 – 24 Grilling Tools Nine Spaces Available
30 – 31 Floral Forms Nine Spaces Available 
30 – 31 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart Project Four Spaces Left

April 2024

6 – 7 BSMTH 108
13 – 14 Build a Hatchet Three Spaces Left
15 National Curriculum All Levels
20 – 21 Bird and Trout Knife Eight Spaces Available
15 – 19 Repousse and Chasing with Douglas Pryor Currently Full
22 – 26 Repousse and Chasing with Douglas Pryor Currently Full
27- 28 Nails, Hinges, Hasps, and Handles Five Spaces Left
27 – 28 Beginning Welding: Layout Table Project Six Spaces Available

May 2024

4 – 5 BSMTH 109
11 – 12 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Seven Spaces Available
13 National Curriculum: All Levels
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen Eight Spaces Available
18 – 19 Beginning Welding: Firepit Project Three Spaces Left
20 – 24 Ellen Durkan: Forged Fashion Ten Spaces Available
25 – 26 Campfire Cookset Nine Spaces Available 

June 2024

1-2 BSMTH 110
8 – 9 Build a Warhammer Currently Full
17 – 28 ABS Intro to Knifemaking with Scott McGhee Six Spaces Available
29 – 30 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility Eleven Spaces Available
29 – 30 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart Project

July 2024

6 – 7 BSMTH 111
13 – 17 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer with Allan Kress Currently Full
20 – 24 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer with Allan Kress Second Class Eight Spaces Available
27 – 28 Build a Hatchet
27-28 Beginning Welding: Layout Table Project

August 2024

3 – 4 BSMTH 112
10 – 11 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef Ten Spaces Available
12 National Curriculum All Levels
17 – 18 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Eight Spaces Available
24 – 25 Grilling Tools
31 – Sept. 1 Pattern Welded “Damascus” Steel
31 – Sept. 1 Beginning Welding: Firepit Project

September 2024

7 – 8 BSMTH 101
14 – 15 Build a Warhammer Seven Spaces Available
16 National Curriculum All Levels Eight Spaces Available
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper Nine Spaces Available
28 – 29 Floral Forms
28 – 29 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart Project

October 2024

5 – 6 BSMTH 102
12 – 13 Build a Hatchet
14 National Curriculum All Levels
19 – 18 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
26 – 27 Fall Leaves
26 – 27 Beginning Welding: Layout Table Project

November 2024

2 – 3 BSMTH 103
9 – 14 Handles and Guards: Intermediate Knifemaking with Scott McGhee
16 – 17 Power Hammer Tools and Techniques with Allan Kress
23 – 24 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
23 – 24 Beginning Welding: Firepit Project

December 2024

7 – 8 BSMTH 104
14 – 15 Build a Warhammer
16 National Curriculum All Levels
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef
21 – 22 Beginning Welding: Welding Cart Project

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.