This class is scheduled by reservation. Please purchase a reservation if you wish to attend.
We will sell tickets once we have eight reservations for the class. If we do not generate eight reservations, we will refund your reservation in full.
We must have a full class in order to schedule.
This is the place to begin. Our technical, two hour class includes one hour of theory and one hour of hands-on MIG (GMAW) welding. MIG or Wire feed welding the easiest, fastest process to use. You will be joining steel right away!
This class is not project-based, but lays the foundation for project-based classes as well as the advanced TIG classes which will allow you to weld non-ferrous metals, like aluminum, (Some high power MIG systems can be used to join aluminum, a competant system of this kind will cost $3-5k)
If you want to learn metalwork with us, just start with 101 and work your way up sequentially. Our technical and project based classes are arranged to make a very deep technical subject extremely easy to grasp. We can help you take your interest as far as you wish to go technically, from noob to ninja, or just show you how to work with the equipment creatively.
Our welding 101 class is not project based - it is designed to explain the fundamentals and get the equipment in your hands as quickly as possible. We will use machines ranging from a cheap, light duty $300.00 hobbyist's MIG welder, to a $6000, 350 amp, 3 phase commercial machine capable of welding extremely heavy material. If you think welding heavy steel sounds like fun, we happen to think you are correct!
Our 101 class will get you welding right away, and open the door to further adventures in metal, art, and technical education.
Suitable for students 16 years old and up. Students as young as twelve may attend with a parent.
Please wear shoes with solid uppers - not sneakers - and long sleeved cotton shirts. Flammable fabrics do not mix well with welding.