Learn to Oxyacetylene weld and use this civilized technique to create sculpture. What’s so civilized about it? It’s a visually beautiful process and really powerful, using the same tool to make gorgeous welds, bend smooth curves, and then cutting through 1″ plate.
This class will run the gamut of oxyacetylene welding techniques: welding, brazing/soldering, heating and bending, cutting, and making creme brulee (jk—still working on that class). For the first two weeks, I’ll take you through a series of practice exercises to demonstrate each of the techniques, culminating in four weeks of project time to make a sculpture of your design. Make a tree base for a lamp, a bowl for fruit, or anything your heart desires (that you could finish in about four weeks–or lay the groundwork and come on in for open shop hours).
Class Details: Six session class. Instruction fee is $210, Materials and shop fee is $195 (Total: $405). Six students max. Note about wait lists.
Requirements: No prerequisites but you should be comfortable using power tools and not squeamish with loud noises, sparks, or fire. Participants must wear long sleeve cotton shirts and cotton pants/jeans without holes. Pants must cover the tops of your shoes. Please also wear leather or canvas shoes (zero nylon/synthetic materials on the shoes—vans, work boots, cowboy boots—all good). All safety equipment will be provided. 18 or older or instructor permission.
*all six week classes will skip the week 4/24-4/30 and finish a week later than usual.