Two Day Weekend Workshop
This course is designed for the absolute beginner. Over a fast-paced and fun weekend, students get an introduction to basic metal working skills, including MIG welding, cutting, metal bending, hammering, grinding, finishing techniques, and proper safety practices. By Sunday afternoon, you'll get to take home your own metal heron and tons of new skills.
Can you learn to weld and create art in just two days? Absolutely! Welding isn't just for industrial manufacturing, and art isn't just for the classically trained. This workshop is ideal for those with little to no experience working with metal and students get the chance to learn hands on in an intimate class setting (space is limited to a maximum of four students per session). We will discuss machine set up, techniques, design, and aesthetics, and I will demonstrate more advanced techniques. But it is intensive training! Be prepared to stand, bend, kneel, stoop, and reach as you handle and operate objects, tools and controls.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 - 4:30
Workshop Cost: $890 CAD
Includes instruction and use of all tools and equipment, project metals and welding consumables, use of proper PPE including weld helmet and jacket, and grind masks. Weld gloves and safety glasses will be provided for individual use and retention.
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.
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!
Welcome to my personal workshop! Located it the beautiful village of Harrington, Ontario, you'll get to step inside a real professional artistic weldshop and use the tools and equipment I use everyday. You'll have your own work station, complete with a Lincoln 211 MIG welder, grinder, tin snips, and hammers, with access to plasma cutters and a variety of other tools and equipment I use on a daily basis to create awesome sculptures.
Kitchen and washroom facilities are on site, and the coffee pot and kettle are always on!
Please note that this is a private, country location. Public transportation is not available and the site is not wheelchair accessible. If you require accommodations, please let us know and we can direct you to some local B&Bs and hotels.