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 $3200
  • 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! 

Refund, Transfer and Cancellation Policy

February 2023

4 – 5 BSMTH 106
13    ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training Four Spaces Left
11 – 12 Build a Spear Currently Full
13 – 16 German Style Butcher Knife Evening Class Three Spaces Available
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility Currently Full
20    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
25 – 26 Leaves, Twists and Other Embellishments Currently Full
25 – 26 Welding: Layout Table Seven Spaces Available
27    ABANA National Curriculum Training Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC

March 2023

4 – 5 BSMTH 107
11 – 12 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Currently Full
13    ABANA National Curriculum Training Level 1 Nine Spaces Available
13 – 16 Seax Style Knife Evening Class Five Spaces Available
18 – 19 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen Currently Full
20     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
25 – 26 Grilling Tools Five Spaces Left
25 – 26 Welding: Welding Cart Three Spaces Left
27    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

April 2023

1 – 2 BSMTH 108
8 – 9 Build a Hatchet Seven Spaces Available
10    ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training Eleven Spaces Available
10 – 13 Build a Warhammer Evening Class Seven Spaces Available
15 – 16 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper One Space Left
17    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
22 – 23 Floral Forms Nine Spaces Available
24     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training
29 – 30 Nails, Hinges, Hasps and Handles Four Spaces Left
29 – 30 Welding: Welding Table Seven Spaces Available

May 2023

6 – 7 BSMTH 109
13 – 14 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks Six Spaces Left
15     ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training Ten Spaces Available
15 – 18 Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class Seven Spaces Available
20 – 21 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility NIne Spaces Available
22 – 26 Ellen Durkan: Forged Fashion: Body Adornment Nine Spaces Available
27 – 28 Campfire Cookset
27 – 28 Welding: Welding Cart
29     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

June 2023

3 – 4 BSMTH 110
19 – 30 ABS Intro to Bladesmithing with Scott McGhee  Currently Full
26 – 29 German Style Butcher Knife Evening Class

July 2023

2 – 3 BSMTH 111
8 – 12 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer First Class Seven Spaces Available
15 – 19 Clay Spencer Tire Hammer Second Class
22 – 23 Blacksmith’s Knife: Kitchen/Chef Nine Spaces Available
24    ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
24 – 27 Seax Style Knife Evening Class
29 – 30 Candlesticks Eleven Spaces Left
29 – 30 Welding: Layout Table Seven Spaces Available
31     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

August 2023

5 – 6 BSMTH 112
11 – 13 Build a Hatchet
14    ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
14 – 17 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Knife Evening Class
19 – 20 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper
21     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
26 – 27 Grilling Tools
26 – 27 Welding: Welding Cart
28     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

September 2023

2 – 3 BSMTH 101
9 – 10 Throwing Knives and Tomahawks
11     ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
11 – 14 Kitchen Cleaver Evening Knife Class
16 – 17 Blacksmith’s Knife: Hunter/Utility
18     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
23 – 24 Floral Forms
23 – 24 Welding: Layout Table

October 2023

7- 8 BSMTH 102
14 – 15 Build a Hatchet
16     ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
16 – 19 German Style Butcher Knife Evening Class
21 – 22 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chef/Kitchen
23      ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB
28 – 29 Fall Leaves
28 – 29 Welding: Welding Cart
30     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

November 2023

4 – 5 BSMTH 103
11 – 16 Intermediate Knifemaking: Handles and Guards
18 – 19 Power Hammer Tools with Allan Kress
18 – 19 Welding: Layout Table
20     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIA and IIB Training
27 – 30 Seax Style Knife Evening Class

December 2023

2 – 4 BSMTH 104
9 – 10 Build a Hatchet
11      ABANA National Curriculum Level I Training
11 – 14 Scandinavian Style Stick Tang Evening Knife Class
16 – 17 Blacksmith’s Knife: Chopper Eight Spaces Available
16 -17 Welding: Welding Cart
18     ABANA National Curriculum Level IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC Training

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.