Wed, Nov 04|
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.
Time & Location
Nov 04, 2020, 3:00 PM – 6:00 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.
Sign Up With Friends!
bring some beers or wine ( 21+ of course) and make this class a fun outing!
We have all been cooped up during these strange and stressful times. Many of us are trying to find fun and safe activities to do with friends and family to help us reconnect after being apart for so all. Class sizes are on the small size and people will be spaced out.
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 swiped down with clorox throughout the day but please help us out by following these protocols:
If you have been feeling sick please communicate with instructor to postpone or reschedule, open communication is Key!
Sign in when you arrive, Wear your masks, Have A Blast During Class, Wash your hands periodically, Sign out once you take off for the night.
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 a 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 )
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 get advice about a project, or maybe 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 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 visual 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. 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.