About the Course
WTF Workshops (facebook: Women Teaching Fabrication) is a pop-up workshop run by two female artisans with a broad range of skills an experience as freelance fabricators in the Arts industry. From Events, Theatre, TV and Film to Retail display.
We offer one day, two day or three days at the WTF workshop.
The first day will start with a health and safety induction, then you will be given a quick intro to metalworking and a look at all the tools and facilities available, then we will be jumping straight in and getting our hands dirty. Throughout the day participants will be shown all the skills and techniques needed in order to complete their chosen project in the time available.
It is a really hands-on style of workshop where everyone will choose their own project and go home having made an item or perhaps several item of original hand made creative metal craft.
There will be a huge variety of interesting pieces of scrap metal to choose from, many of which are included in the course price. Some extra special pieces may cost a little extra, for example, particularly large items, rare items or things like edison bulbs and clock movements.
We will also display mood boards to inspire your designs and help with some suggestions for anyone who has a creative block on the day.
Those choosing to do a two or three day workshop will be given the chance to really practice and get to grips with their new skills and learn more techniques. They will also be shown how to safely set up the equipment by themselves. They will either choose their own project pieces to work on or will be given a choice of projects if they wish.
Projects available include:
Making a barbeque,
Making an adjustable laptop or device stand,
Making a lamp,
Making an cube to learn engineering skills
...and a brazing project with a kinetic element.
Tools available include:
Oxy propane torch
...and many hand tools
Group sizes are between three and six participants to two teachers.
All are welcome.
Young children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Teenagers under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a disclaimer.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Materials and consumables included.
All tools, equipment and PPE (personal protective equipment)
Tea, Coffee and snacks
(You may wish to choose some extra special pieces to work with which may cost extra. Also if you want there are items such as lamp parts, Edison bulbs and clock movements available to purchase if you choose to make a lamp or clock)
We ask you to come along wearing suitable non-synthetic clothing with long sleeves and closed solid footwear, steel toes if you have them. We also recommend you bring a packed lunch.
Absolutely amazing course! These two young women have huge amounts of knowledge, skill, and fun! You are well supervised, but also given free rein to try things out independently. I have now, well and truly got the welding bug thanks to these amazing women. (Wish I could move in!) VS
Creative Scrap metal welding - - #20872
As a novice to welding, both Annie and Felix, the course instructors were patient and informative. They allowed me to be independent with my work and instructed when I sought help. Both were knowledgeable and advised on the minimum equipments needed and the manufacturers to avoid to set up a workshop in my garage.
Viswa - - #20741
As a total beginner this workshop proved to be just what I was looking for, providing a safe introduction to the type of tools and techniques available to use in creating metal sculptures. There was plenty of equipment and scrap metal raw materials to choose from, and advice, instruction and creative suggestions were provided when needed to help everyone achieve their chosen metal project. A very enjoyable and productive couple of days....
Rob - - #19152
Good facilities for metalworking, friendly and informative tutors. Thoroughly enjoyable with everybody achieving their vision of a sculpture/piece.
Wendy Gyles - - #18855
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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