Classes are officially up and running! We have a great group of students, and we’ve heard from a few more of you that had your hearts set on taking the Oxy-Acetylene Found Object Sculpture class, but these filled up pretty quickly. Good news - we’re adding another one! We're trying a daytime class this time, so this one will run Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. We’ll need a minimum of six participants to run it, and the maximum is ten, so if you’re interested please give us a call at 612 294 0400.
Oxy-Acetylene Found Object Sculpture
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.
7 Wednesdays, November 3 - December 15, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Please call 612 294 0400 to register, and don't forget, we do have scholarships available!