Metalworking

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BW19A33MPlaying With Fire – Welding IJimmy MartellBecome a creative welder! AVA's metal studio offers everything you need to learn welding basics. Get hands-on practice measuring, cutting and joining metal in this introductory class. Use MIG and "stick" welders, plasma cutters and oxy-acetylene torches. Safety, fun and learning are the priorities.Wednesdays, Jan 16 - Feb 133pm - 6pm $246.50 $290 $75

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BW19A34MFire and Brimstone – Welding IIJimmy MartellStrike the torch and spark your imagination. Grow your basic welding knowledge to build objects and creative forms of your own imagining. This class will qualify you to rent bench time to work on your own projects during our Sculptural Studies Building's open studio hours. Previous welding experience preferred.Wednesdays, Feb 27 - Mar 273pm - 6pm $246.50 $290 $75

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BW19A35MBe There, Be Square – Metal FabricationJimmy MartellMetal heads: Design, measure, fit, and weld. Finish a project – whimsical or functional that relies on accuracy and your newly refined craftsmanship. Will it fit through your doorway or on your living room shelf? You have the skills to make it so! Previous welding experience preferred.Saturday & Sunday, Mar 16 & 1710am - 4pm $191.25 $225 $75

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BW19A36MSteel Fabrication for the SculptorJoseph MontroyContinue your sculptural exploration using welded steel as a means of expression. Continue to refine tool and machine skills, learning new techniques in the process. The focus will be to transform stock sheet steel and rod into sculptural form. Materials supplied. Some steel experience suggested.Saturday & Sunday, Jan 19 & 209am - 4pm $157.25 $185 $75

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BW19A37MLeaded Glass TerrariumsStefania UristTerrariums are all the rage and here's your chance to make one. Design a template, cut glass and foil, solder and patina, build your own leaded glass terrarium. Students who have previous experience will learn techniques to expand their knowledge.Saturday & Sunday, Mar 2 & 39am - 2pm $165.75 $195 $45

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BW19A38MWomen, Wild About WeldingSabrina FadialGrasp tips, tricks and tools while working safely and wisely in AVA's metal shop. Wrangle bar stock, sheet steel and rod while beginning to weld, fabricate and form metal using MIG and "stick" welders, oxy-acetylene torches, plasma cutting and basic forging. Come away with small projects and confidence working with steel.Saturday & Sunday, Jan 26 & 279:30am - 4pm $225.25 $265 $75

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BW19A39MTurn Up the HeatSabrina FadialGet hot and sweaty in this Valentine's Day workshop for couples in love. Learn to weld, cut, and forge steel to your heart's desire. Welding experience is helpful but not required.Saturday & Sunday, Feb 16 & 179:30am - 4pm $225.25 $265 $75

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BW19A40MGetting Wired – A Three Dimensional Drawing ExperienceSabrina FadialMake the transition from two dimensions to three! Translate sketches on paper using steel wire and space. Conjure Alexander Calder's circus as an inspiration. Come one, come all!Saturday & Sunday, Mar 23 & 249:30am - 4pm $225.25 $265 $75

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