Wed, Apr 21|
This is a fun course to help make a sculpture of your choosing. Pick one of our prefab 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
Apr 21, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Mankato Makerspace, 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA
About The Event
This is a fun course to help make a sculpture of your choosing. Pick one of our prefab projects that get welded together OR go free style and make something that is all your own.
Discover the creative process of metal. Whether you’re a novice or have some skills already, make some awesome metal yard art or rustic home decor with Dustin Swiers!
- 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.
Here's the game plan:
- choose one of our prefab metal projects or discuss ideas of a unique sculptural project with Dustin
- quick overview of safety and welding techniques
- make your sign or project functional by welding on a post, stand, or hangers (your project could become a garden decoration, mailbox adornment, or wall mounted sign)
Sign up with Friends!
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 long.
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.
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.