Come meet our new welder!!! (The machine, not the human...)This 3-hour introductory welding class will teach you the very basics of MIG welding and familiarize you with the tools you’ll need to finish a project–the bench and angle grinder, the chop saw, etc. Class ends at 10 but feel free to stay until 11 to finish up your project.
MIG welding is the handy hot glue do-all kind of welding, the primary kind of welding used in making traincars, art, cranes, etc. All sorts of people have come through Madagascar Institute knowing nothing about a shop and have become capable metal workers; get your start here. This class focuses on the hands-on experience of welding. You will learn a little of the theory and tech behind it, but mostly you will get a feel for the manual skill of welding.
Wear long sleeves and jeans. And no open toed shoes– boots are ideal. Don't wear your fancy nylon sneakers. Molten steel could ruin them by melting them to your feet. It will suck.
Please dress for the weather (if it's cold ouside, it's cold inside!) and remember--this is a filthy, working shop. You will get dirty.
Class is $50 with a $10 materials fee.
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The Madagascar Institute is an art combine in Brooklyn that specializes in large-scale sculptures and rides, live performances, and guerilla art events.