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Heat Forming


Bring the heat in this exciting class that combines MIG and oxy-acetylene welding with forging. Steel was often considered a heavy, rigid, and industrial-specific media until artists such as Lee Bontecou unleashed its artistic potential. Develop skills and techniques to transform geometric stock material into fluid, curvilinear sculptures. Through heating, bending, hammering, twisting, and assembling, model steel into dynamic forms that dance in space.

Registration includes access to Saturday afternoon (1-4P) Open Studio. Open Studio is a time to work on projects and practice techniques outside of class hours. A sign-up link will be sent out once class begins!

*Students must have previously completed Beginning Metalworking, or have prior metalworking experience (contact the Office to discuss).

Warning: Magnetic fields found in this class can be harmful to pacemaker wearers. Pregnant welders are at risk of suffering adverse pregnancy outcomes. If you have a pacemaker or are pregnant or may become pregnant, we advise against registering for any metalworking classes with the Art School.

Sep 11–Oct 23 (Mon) 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
[3459E] Sebastian Stoddart – 7 sessions
Member Tuition: $295 and $50 supply fee


All supplies provided! Please wear appropriate clothes for an art studio. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for wood, metal, stone, or other sculpture classes. Eye and ear protection is provided, but some students prefer to bring their own which you are welcome to do.