Online Masterclasses - Coming Spring 2024

Artistic Welding Classes

Whether you are looking to start your journey as an artistic welder, are looking for a hobby, or just looking for tips and tricks on tools and machinery, learning how to weld artistically is always a rewarding and empowering experience. Learn from my experience, join in my enthusiasm, and share in my passion. Online instructional videos and classes coming soon.

Follow My Journey

Not looking to learn to weld? That's okay. You can still follow along and watch how I get my ideas, the process of starting and working on a piece, and other behind the scene videos not posted on social media that let you set foot inside my shop and peer over my shoulder (virtually!) while I work. Come join me for the journey.

Why I Teach

I love to weld, and I love to create. While I learned to weld in an industrial setting, I taught myself to weld creatively through trial and error. With over a decade experience sculpting in metal, I want to share what I have learned with others. Creating art is all about experimentation and feeling things as you go. But learning to weld and use the tools of the trade can be intimidating to get started!

My goal is to guide new students through the basics, to get familiar and comfortable with the equipment and techniques, and show how easy it can be to learn to weld and sculpt. Work the metal with your hands, understand how to manipulate the materials and make tools work with and for you, and you will witness how you can conceive an idea and make it a physical reality.

Why Learn to Weld?

When you know how to work with metal, you have the power to create anything you want - a sculpture, garden art, a table - this could even start you on a path to a new career!

Metalworking can be intensive, but it is also artistic and even meditative. When you implement the skills you've learned and allow your imagination to soar, there is nothing like the feeling of seeing your ideas come to life!

Rich Baker and the Masterclass courses are sponsored in part by Lincoln Electric Canada. A world leader in design and manufacture of arc welding products.

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