Metal Cutting and Shaping
Time & Location
About The Event
Begin your metalworking journey by creating a project using different techniques for cutting and shaping, while learning safety protocols for metal shop equipment.
You will be learning safety and many different techniques of cutting and shaping metal by using these tools: plasma cutter, angle grinder, chop saw, drill press, saw, file, sheers, snips, belt sander, and bench grinder. You will be making a project or multiple projects that use these techniques.
-Reminder to Makerspace Members-
This is a REQUIRED METAL SHOP SAFETY COURSE. Learned skills are necessary before you can use the Metal Shop independently.
- Safety comes first so wear appropriate clothing:
closed toe shoes, work clothes that can get dirty or singed, preferably jeans and a long sleeve 100% cotton shirt (synthetic fabrics can be flammable) and your hair up.
Your Class Ticket included all fees, as well as tools, materials and personal instruction.
Rest assured that the Makerspace staff are doing their best to keep this a safe environment with extra cleaning and safety protocols. High traffic surfaces are wiped down with disinfectant, but please help us out by following these protocols:
If you have been feeling sick please communicate with the instructor to postpone or reschedule. Open communication is Key!
Sanitize your hands and Sign in when you arrive, Wear your masks, Have A Blast During Class, Wash your hands periodically, Sign out before you leave.
If you are a Current Mankato Makerspace Member use coupon code: MEMBER DISCOUNT to get $5 off your ticket
Your Instructor for this class will be Dustin Swiers. If you need to get ahold of him to schedule/ reschedule a class, ask him a question or advice about a project, or commission him to make something for you please contact him here:
Dustin Swiers: firstname.lastname@example.org 507-273-0745
A Little about the instructor:
"Dustin is a very patient and encouraging teacher, all of the classes I have taken with him have been fun and informative. He has a knack for making you feel comfortable right away in the artistic process and eases any anxieties you might have about trying a new art form."
Dustin is a visual artist who has been honing his craft for over 10 years. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) and Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Metal Sculpture and Ceramics from MNSU. He also is a professional Glass artist and is the sole proprietor of Flame In Hand Glass. He is a board member and our Metal, Glass and Ceramic Shop Lead here at the Mankato Makerspace, where he helps run the shop and teaches classes on Glass blowing/ Lampworking, Stained glass, Pottery, Welding and metal fabricating/ sculpture. You are in safe and capable hands with this knowledgeable individual.