Special Blacksmithing Course: Alexandre Piffer May 13-17, 2019

Looking for a new challenge or a fun networking opportunity while practicing techniques with other smiths?  Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing will be hosting Alexandre Piffer from Brazil to lead a course on forging fish forms.

Students will forge studies using techniques taught in the course and then work on a collaborative project that should be installed in Waynesboro, VA.

This class is appropriate for all smiths from advanced beginners through advanced smiths.

Sign up by April 15!

See more of Alexandre’s work on his facebook page
Class includes safe shop practices, fire management, efficient hammer techniques and specialized forging.  All safety equipment and materials provided.

Monday – Friday, May 13-17, 2019

8am – 5pm M-Th and 8am-12pm Friday
Tuition: $600 for the week. This price includes materials and use of shop tools.

Food and lodging are the responsibility of the student.

Please Note:   A parent, guardian or responsible adult must be on site for students under 18 years of age for the duration of the class.  Adults accompanying minors do not have to take the class, but they are welcome to if they wish.

After you have successfully registered for this class on PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below, PayPal should redirect to a page “What You Need To Know Before Class”.  This page contains some important information including how
to get into our facility on weekends.


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