NEW

NEW

Plein Air Paint Journaling

Work with local artists Matt Gentry and Gerri Young to learn how to journal with tour choice of medium in the plein air style.  Class takes place over two days.


​​Experience required None

Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate

Conditions participants will meet in Smithfield's unheated pavilion and then will paint at various outdoor locations.  

 Maximum capacity: 10 - Face masks required- Participants 15yrs+


Saturday, June 5, 2021 (Part One: Learn and Practice)

9am- 3pm


Sunday, June 6, 2021 (Part Two: Follow up with instructors, additional technique instruction, more painting)
9am-3pm

$15 for Blacksburg residents, $20 for non-residents 

Registration through Blacksburg Parks and Recreation beginning May 2021 use keyword search Smithfield

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SERIES

SERIES

Capacities are subject to change with Virginia and regional COVID guidelines.

Blacksmithing Class 103a: Steak Turner 

Hand forge a functional steak turner for use over a campfire or grill.


Experience required Some experience helpful, but not necessary.

Difficulty Level Easy to moderate

Conditions participants will work around coal smoke and open flame; extreme caution is required. Additional safety information provided after registration.  Participants must sign a waver.

 

Maximum capacity: 5 - Face masks required. - Participants 16yrs+ - Must wear closed toed shoes


Saturday, May 29, 2021 

10am-4pm End times vary depending on student progress; instructors available until 4pm.

$90 for Blacksburg residents, $100 for non-residents 

Registration throughBlacksburg Parks and Recreation use keyword search Smithfield

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SERIES

RETURNING FAVORITE

CAMP

Lecture: Smithfield before Settlement, Precolonial Life in the NRV

Join archaeologist, Tim Klatka, and VT historian, Jessica Taylor, for a lecture discussing Native American food, farming, trade, travel, and settlement in the NRV.  

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Experience required None

Difficulty Level Easy

Conditions participants will meet in Smithfield's unheated pavilion. 

 

Maximum capacity: 25- Face masks required


Thursday, June 17, 2021

5-7pm

     

$20 for Blacksburg residents, $30 for non-residents 

Registration throughBlacksburg Parks and Recreation use keyword search Smithfield

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Part of a Campfire Set

HANDS ON

Smithfield Summer Camp

Campers will learn about life in Colonial America with interactive, hands-on activities.  Campers will discover blacksmithing, archaeology, hearth cooking, and local history.


​​Experience required None

Difficulty Level Easy

Conditions activities will primarily be held outdoors. Campers should dress for the weather. 

 

Maximum capacity: 20- Face masks required. Participants ages 8-10yrs.


Monday, July 26- Friday, July 30, 2021

9am-12pm

      


$90 for Blacksburg residents, $100 for non-residents 

Registration throughBlacksburg Parks and Recreation use keyword search Smithfield

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Lecture and Walking Tour: Smithfield's Early History

Discover the topography and history of the Blacksburg area, circa 1770.  This walking tour led by Hugh Campbell explains the topographical features important to early Southwest Virginia settlers.  Class fee includes a copy of Hugh's book, The Blacksburg Drama.


​​Experience required None

Difficulty Level Easy

Conditions participants will meet in Smithfield's unheated pavilion and then go on a walking tour over uneven terrain.  

 

Maximum capacity: 15 per class - Face masks required. 


Saturday, July 17, 2021

5-7pm

      or

Saturday, August 7, 2021

5-7pm


$35 for Blacksburg residents, $45 for non-residents Class fee includes a copy of Hugh's book, ​The Blacksburg Drama.

Registration throughBlacksburg Parks and Recreation use keyword search Smithfield

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NEW

NEW

Classes and Lectures at Smithfield

NEW

Summer Schedule 2021

Blacksmithing Class 104a: Fireplace Shovel

Hand-forge a functional fireplace shovel from a precut form, make a handle, and attach the handle to the shovel. No 

​experience needed.


​​Experience required None

Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate

Conditions: participants will work around coal smoke and open flame; extreme caution is required. Additional safety information provided after registration.  Participants must sign a waver.   

 

Maximum capacity: 5 per class - Face masks required- Participants 16yrs+


Saturday, August 21, 2021 

10am- 4pm End times vary depending on student progress; instructors available until 4pm.


$90 for Blacksburg residents, $100 for non-residents 

Registration throughBlacksburg Parks and Recreation use keyword search Smithfield

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HANDS ON

HANDS ON

Part of a Campfire Set

HANDS ON

HANDS ON

Blacksmithing Class 103b: Roasting Fork and Stand

Hand-forge a functional roasting fork and stand


​​Experience required None

Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate

Conditions: participants will work around coal smoke and open flame; extreme caution is required. Additional safety information provided after registration.  Participants must sign a waver.   

 

Maximum capacity: 5 per class - Face masks required- Participants 16yrs+


Saturday, June 26, 2021 

10am- 4pm End times vary depending on student progress; instructors available until 4pm.


$90 for Blacksburg residents, $100 for non-residents 

Registration throughBlacksburg Parks and Recreation use keyword search Smithfield

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There are many styles of learning. Whatever style you prefer, Smithfield has something for you, from hands-on workshops, to walking tours, lectures and town halls.  Our offerings are updated regularly, so be sure to check with us often!

Part of a Campfire Set

INDIGENOUS HISTORY

RETURNING FAVORITE

NEW

Part of a Campfire Set

SERIES

Blacksmithing Class 104b: Campfire Tripod

Participants will forge legs and hooks to make a functional tripod for use over a campfire.l No experience needed.


​​Experience required None

Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate

Conditions: participants will work around coal smoke and open flame; extreme caution is required. Additional safety information provided after registration.  Participants must sign a waver.   

 

Maximum capacity: 5 per class - Face masks required- Participants 16yrs+


Saturday, August 28, 2021 

10am- 4pm End times vary depending on student progress; instructors available until 4pm.


$90 for Blacksburg residents, $100 for non-residents 

Registration throughBlacksburg Parks and Recreation use keyword search Smithfield

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