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Wed, Aug 19


Mankato Makerspace

Metal Sculpture

Fun course of basic welding and shaping to make a sculpture of your choosing. Pick one of our pre-cut projects that get welded together OR go free style and make something that is all your own. Class is taught by our very own Dustin Swiers.

Metal Sculpture
Metal Sculpture

Time & Location

Aug 19, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mankato Makerspace, 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA

About the event

Come practice your mad welding skills ( or if it’s been a while and you're a little rusty. no problem!) make some awesome metal yard art or rustic home decor with Dustin Swiers!

Here's the game plan:

 Safety comes first so wear your Welders Best which is: 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.  

- When you get here, choose one of our pre-cut metal projects or discuss ideas of  free-style sculptural project with Dustin

-quick over view of safety and welding technique 

-  learn how to deburr and prep steal

- make your sign or project functional by welding on a post, stand or hangers ( couple ideas for displaying your sign- garden post, mailbox hanging sign, wall mounted sign )

Want to take a Metal/Welding class but the dates/times do mesh with your schedule? Or you need advice and a little help with a personal project.

Contact Dustin for a private class:

Dustin Swiers: 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 nack 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 Metal and Glass artist who has been honing his craft for over 10 years, he has his  Bachelors of Fine Arts BFA and Masters of Arts MA degree in Metal Scuplture and Creamics from MNSU.


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