Impress your friends, your older brother, and that cute bartender with
your tough new skill. 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 grinder, the chop saw, etc. 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 thru 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.
If you come with an idea for a small, simple project, chances are you can finish it by the end of the class
Bring leather gloves and eye protection, and wear heavy-duty all natural fibers –in other words, jeans and a long sleeve shirt. And no open toed shoes– boots are ideal. Polyester and nylon will melt onto your skin if hot molten metal drops onto them and ouch that hurts. You will get very dirty.
Class is $50 with a $10 materials fee.
When & Where
The Madagascar Institute is an art combine in Brooklyn that specializes in large-scale sculptures and rides, live performances, and guerilla art events.