2023 Class Schedule

July 1st, 2022|0 Comments

January 9 – 20, 2023: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Instructor: Scott McGhee

January 9 –  January 20, 2022 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm.

The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American Bladesmith Society’s Introduction to Bladesmithing course. This two week, comprehensive course is a standardized curriculum that is suitable for the novice to the more experienced bladesmith. Successful completion of this course will shorten the time required for a student bladesmith to test for Journeyman or Master status. See ABS for more details. If you are interested in becoming an Apprentice or Journeyman bladesmith, see the American Bladesmith Society’s webpage for membership information.

Every student is expected to leave with the knowledge necessary to pass the ABS journeyman performance test and each student leaves with a heat treated and final ground knife

Class will be from 8am – 5pm, M-Th, and Friday 8am-12pm with a 1-hour break for lunch each day. The shop will not be available to bladesmithing students on the weekend nor after hours.

Tuition: $1499

Tuition is inclusive of instruction, use of the shop & tools, and materials and supplies. There is no additional fee payable to VIB at the end of class. Lodging and food are each student’s individual responsibility.

Please Note: This course is only open to students 18 years +. No minors will be allowed to participate in the course. IDs may be required for our younger looking participants.


 

June 19 – 30, 2023: ABS Intro to Bladesmithing

Instructor: Scott McGhee

June 19 – June 30, 2023 (M-Th, 8am-5pm with 1 hour for lunch)* Friday 8am-12pm.

The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is proud to host the American Bladesmith Society’s Introduction to Bladesmithing course. This two week, comprehensive course is a standardized curriculum that is suitable for the novice to the more experienced bladesmith. Successful completion of this course will shorten the time required for a student bladesmith to test for Journeyman or Master status. See ABS for more details. If you are interested in becoming an Apprentice or Journeyman bladesmith, see the American Bladesmith Society’s webpage for membership information.

Every student is expected to leave with the knowledge necessary to pass the ABS journeyman performance test and each student leaves with a heat treated and final ground knife

Class will be from 8am – 5pm, M-Th, and Friday 8am-12pm with a 1-hour break for lunch each day. The shop will not be available to bladesmithing students on the weekend nor after hours.

Tuition: $1499

Tuition is inclusive of instruction, use of the shop & tools, and materials and supplies. There is no additional fee payable to VIB at the end of class. Lodging and food are each student’s individual responsibility.

Please Note: This course is only open to students 18 years +. No minors will be allowed to participate in the course. IDs may be required for our younger looking participants.

Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing

March 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

 

The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing is the only Artist Blacksmithing School certified to operate by the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia. The school is located in Waynesboro, VA near Interstates 64 and 81. We have just added our bladesmithing studio and are proud to announce that we are offering the ABS approved bladesmithing curriculum.

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Mailing address: 178 East Side Highway, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Location: 200 West Twelfth St., Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: 434-960-9718
email: info@vablacksmith.org
Website: VAblacksmithing.org