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Wed, Aug 12


Mankato Makerspace

Welding Basics

Let the Sparks Fly! This is an opportunity to get hands on experience and personal instruction on the basics of MIG and Arc welding. this is also a REQUIRED SAFETY COURSE that must be completed before using the metal shop independently.

Welding Basics
Welding Basics

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

About the event

Welding is such a versatile skill to have and comes in handy when something needs to be fixed, fabricated or your creativity kicks in. We are excited to show you how to get started and help you get the basics under your belt so you can move on to the fun stuff.

 In this session you will be learning MIG and Arc welding: welding safety, equipment use, proper preparation, hands on practice of various types of welding joint techniques, as well as what quality welds should look like and how to trouble-shoot. Each student will be adding to “the rubber-band ball” that is our weld monster (aka scrap steel) because this workshop is set up as first time experience and practice session (there will be no specific project that you will be taking home at the end of this lesson).

 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. 



Please Regester below for a ticket to this class.

-1 ticket per student  

-Sign up with a partner! so you can enjoy this exciting new experience with your significant other, bestie or family member.

-Class size is 4 students max.

-Your ticket covers all class fees which pay for fuel and materials, equipment use and instruction. 



 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. 

Do you REALLY want to take this class but the dates/times don't work out for ya? No problem! Please conntact Dustin to schedule a private lesson. 

Let us know if you have any questions about tickets, scheduling, projects or commissions.


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