Thursday, November 18, 2010

Winter Break OAW Found Object Sculpture Class

For teachers, college students, and others taking a holiday season break, we're offering our Oxy-Acetylene Found Object Sculpture class in a short-term, intensive format this December/January. Complete details:
This beginning class will focus on applying Oxy-Acetylene welding techniques to the fabrication of a sculptural project.  Oxy-fuel cutting, welding and brazing processes will be covered. Learn the limitations and benefits of these processes through the design and fabrication of your own work of art. Discover scrap metal! Methods for identifying metals, surface preparation for scrap welding, along with aesthetic and protective surface treatments for finishing pieces will be covered.  Additionally, we will touch on the history of art welding so that students develop an understanding of the art form’s past as well as the tools to inspire its future.
Please bring or wear the following personal protective gear to class: safety glasses, welding gloves and head covering.  Attendance at the first class session is required, as important safety information will be presented.
Instructor: Roger Karlson has a BFA from UW-Stout, with a concentration in Interior Design. He has been teaching for the last 6 years, assisting students in the creative design process to resolve clients' needs. Roger's exploration of sculptural welding began several years ago, and as an instructor, he finds inspiration in observing the unique way others create objects and resolve problems as they acquire new skills.

Dates/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, December 28 - January 13, Noon to 5 p.m.
Fee: $330

Register online or call 612.294.0400.

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