Introduction to welded metal sculpture
A one or two day course aimed at total beginners or experienced metalworkers. Children are welcome, above the age of six. The course covers an introduction to Mig Welding (Mig welding; a commonly used industrial process for assembling metal structures most people pick up the basics in a few minutes). Welding is a not a black art it can be a simple process; one lady compared it to icing a cake. A perfect analogy. After an intro to welding we then move onto shaping steel and maybe plasma cutting. This is not a blacksmithing course, all of the metal is cold formed using hand powered tools. On a typical course, after a quick intro we are working on sculpture projects within an hour of opening. I think it is best to learn the skills on real jobs. I recommend if possible that people book for two days as this avoids pressure at the end to complete projects. I can recommend these courses as a great get to know each other exercise for couples or work teams, and I have had small stag and hen groups come along too. Priced at £320 for one to one work: add another £65 per extra group member, up to a maximum of six people. (note I only take groups who know each other). Price per per day of training I have full third party insurance for all of the activities on offer. Many of my students go on to buy welders and tools to set up home workshops. I am always happy to offer follow on support when people develop their own work after my classes.
What's included in the price?
I provide all personal protective equipment and can offer hot drinks. For lunch we tend to slope off to a nearby pub, a chance to escape from metal and reflect on the day's work. I dont charge for materials but suggest that participants pay for lunch
1 day (flexible times to suit)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
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