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Metalworking 2.0


Learn how to use line and volume as composition tools to create abstract, referential, figurative sculptures. Welding techniques will be expanded upon to include the use of jigs and clamps, as well as learning to compensate for heat distortion. Introduction to plasma cutting will also be taught in this class.

Other topics include: Abrasives and surface treatments, patinas and protective coatings, as well as the use and weldability of found objects.

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 9–Oct 21 (Sat) 9:30 AM–12:30 PM
[3457M] Christian Chase – 7 sessions
Member Tuition: $295 and $50 supply fee
No class on


Nov 2–Dec 14 (Thurs) 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
[3470A] Christian Chase – 6 sessions
Member Tuition: $255 and $50 supply fee
No class on 11/23/2023


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.