Working with metal is something that everyone should do! And fortunately for folks living in the Seattle area we’ve got a number of resources to help beginners get started.
One of the benefits of connecting with a studio hosting metal working classes, as opposed to any brave attempts at teaching oneself, is the access to all kinds of equipment with zero investment in your own gear! Whether you have space to build out a studio and are looking for tips on what to buy, or are an apartment bound urbanite, the expansion of maker spaces and access to pros is a good thing for us all!
One of our favorite spots for metal working classes in Seattle is All Metal Arts. The studio owner, Rusty Oliver is a talented artist and skilled instructor as well.
This season’s line-up of metal working classes at All Metal arts features some series with interesting themes as well as the staples of metal working basics.
For complete list of all metal working classes and to register, visit the All Metal Arts web site >>
To learn more about various types of metals that are suitable for welding, visit the OnlineMetals Product Guides to Alloy Steel/Chromoly and other Steel >>
CLASS: 103 MIG Art – Sculptural Vase
DATE: Thursday, April 2, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Make a sculptural vase. This slightly more advanced welding project demonstrates the importance of good fit-up, technique, and how various welding positions affect the process. PRICE: $90
CLASS: MIG Welding Intensive
DATE: Most Saturdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
DESCRIPTION: “This five hour MIG welding class is designed to familiarize you with the required equipment and establish your confidence so you feel comfortable welding on your own. You will be introduced to different machines and can expect to walk out of the class ready to weld safely and independently. The workshop fee includes all shop materials and equipment; just show up. This class is for complete beginners, no prior experience is necessary.
The small class size allows us to provide specific and focused instruction, if you are not a total novice you will be learning more advanced techniques.” PRICE: $150.
CLASS: Welding 101 Mig. Technical
DATE: Monday, April 6, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: “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. This class is not project-based, but lays the foundation for the ensuing project-based classes as well as the advanced TIG classes which will allow you to weld non-ferrous metals, like aluminum.
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. ” PRICE: $60.