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Creative scrap metalwork and welding

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About the Course

Our course is a completely hands-on and student-led. Everyone will design their own project, set their own working pace, and go home having made an item (or perhaps several items) of original metalwork sculpture. The day is facilitated my two highly experienced female metalworkers, who will coach you through technical processes as well as offering creative guidance.

WTF Workshops (Women Teaching Fabrication) offers a one-day intensive course, suitable for all levels of experience. Consecutive days can be booked if you'd like to do a larger or more complicated project, or if you'd like to gain a higher level of proficiency.

There will be a huge variety of interesting pieces of scrap metal to choose from, most of which are included in the course price. Lamp parts, Edison bulbs and clock movements can be purchased at cost price on the day.

We can also advise on equipment choices for those who really get the welding bug! We often have people return to us having set themselves up with the kit, and want extra tuition to get the results they want.

Tools available include:
MIG welders
Plasma Cutter
Angle Grinders
Cut-off Saw
Pillar drill
Roller
Brazing equipment
Oxy-propane torch for heat bending and cutting

...and many hand tools!

Group sizes are between three and six participants to two facilitators.

All are welcome.
Teenagers under 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign a disclaimer.

Apart from the skills and creativity, we aim for us to all have a really enjoyable day! We hope to hear from you soon.

WTF (Women Teaching Fabrication) Workshops is run by two female artisans with a broad range of skills and experience as freelance fabricators in the Arts industry, from events, theatre, TV and film to retail display.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Materials and consumables are included.
All tools, equipment and PPE (personal protective equipment)
Tea, coffee and snacks.

We ask you to come along wearing suitable non-synthetic clothing with long sleeves and closed-toe, solid footwear. We also recommend you bring a packed lunch.

Contact

Annie or Felix at WTF Workshops
Unit 2, 126 Albert Road
St Phillips
Bristol
Bristol
BS2 0YA
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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Price:

£125

Duration:

6 hours (10:00am to 4:00am)


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Reviews

In-person course
- - #30149

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Response from WTF Workshops:

Thanks so much Margaret
It was a pleasure having you on the course and we absolutely loved your dragonfly sculpture.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon at 'Kiss my Glass'.

In-person course
- - #30075

What a great day I had today with the WTF peeps. Clever, helpful & they know their stuff! Looking forward to booking another day workshop & will recommend to everyone I know. Thank you Felix & Annie

Response from WTF Workshops:

We also enjoyed the day a lot! Your piece is totally stunning, and we loved your steady and open minded approach to the work.
It would be lovely to see you again! :)
P.S. I hope your walls are strong enough for it to hang!

In-person course
- - #23589

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Response from WTF Workshops:

Thank you so much! :)

In-person course
- - #20872

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

In-person course
- - #20741

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.

In-person course
- - #19152

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....

In-person course
- - #18855

Good facilities for metalworking, friendly and informative tutors. Thoroughly enjoyable with everybody achieving their vision of a sculpture/piece.

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