This is a class specifically geared to introduce women to the wonderful world of metalworking and welding in order to explore a feminine touch in a traditionally masculine medium. Students will learn how to use a MIG welder and various supporting tools (clamps, grinders, sanders, etc.) to produce sculptural art pieces of their own design.
Purchasing admission to this class also admits students to the Artisan's Asylum Metalworking theme night (Saturdays, 5 PM-10 PM), where students will be able to practice their newfound skils with experienced instructors on-hand to answer questions and help students with projects.
The goals of this class will be to encourage students to think of metalworking as a new and expansive creative outlet, and to train students to the point where they can weld on Asylum equipment safely and independently.
Students will bring a flannel shirt, leather gloves and safety glasses to class. Students will purchase raw materials from the instructor as needed for their projects.
Instructor Biography: Ecco (Sarah Pierce)
Ecco is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She's a local artist with a passion for steel, specializing in creating wearable metal accessories (like the horns in her picture, or a set of wings for her back) and designing static and kinetic sculptures of absurdly large cool-looking insects.
Session 1: 9/11/2010, 11 AM - 1 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 2: 9/18/2010, 11 AM - 1 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 3: 9/25/2010, 11 AM - 1 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 4: 10/2/2010, 11 AM - 1 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.