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Welding 1 (Introduction to Welding)

$675

with Grey Hillard-Koshinsky

Calendar Current session started Feb 27, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Apr 23, 2024

Have you always wondered about what welding is and want to learn more about various types of welding processes? Are you interested in welding but not sure which welding process would be best for you? Are you an artist, hobbyist or professional in a union looking to learn more about welding processes to eventually work on your own projects? In this introduction to welding students from all walks of life will explore manual and arc welding processes. Manual processes explored will include oxy-acetylene AKA “torch” AKA “gas” welding. Arc welding processes include SMAW AKA “Stick” Welding and GMAW AKA “MIG” welding. In addition to welding processes students will gain a solid foundation of proper use with hand tools and other shop equipment including the angle grinder, sand blaster, pneumatic hand tools, chop saw and bench grinder. This introductory class will get students headed in the right direction for exploring welding further whether it be for your job or a weekend warrior project in your garage. No experience needed with welding and/or the tools mentioned above.

Creative Welding

$650

with Walter Clark

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jun 5, 2024

The instructor for this course is Walter Clark, click here to see more of his work.

All safety gear is included, however, students are welcome to bring their own ANSI-approved safety glasses/face shields, welding hoods (minimum Shade 9), and gloves.

Students should wear durable closed-toe leather shoes, non-frayed jeans, a long sleeve natural fiber shirt, an old cap or bandana and tie back long hair.

Student Showcase: TBD

MIG Weld a Critter

$200
Calendar Next available session starts Mar 10, 2024 at 10 am

A 4-hour course in MIG welding that allows each student to complete a welded “critter.” This workshop will cover studio and personal safety, along with welding equipment function and uses.

Jewelry 2

$650

with Kylie Weinzierl

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 13, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 10, 2024

In this 6 week intermediate course, students expand on the topics and skills learned in Jewelry 1. The curriculum is flexible based on what students want to make and learn. Some techniques learned in this course are hinge making, hollow forms, rivets, advanced soldering techniques, and prong settings. Jewelry 1 or prior approval from the instructor required to take this course.

Custom workshops are available as well, including: wedding ring workshops, teen welding intensives, and more!

Relief Sculpting for Bronze Casting

$600

with Abby Clabaugh

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 13, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Bas Reliefs are sculptural reliefs in which the projection of the modeled form from the surrounding surface is just slight, and no part of the modeled form is undercut in any way.

Class Overview:

With the use of greensand casting methods, students will sculpt a relief in oil clay in order to cast it in bronze.

Students will be able to sculpt a draftable bas relief on a wood board based on a drawing or a photo. The clay relief will be copied into a hard pattern using basic plaster molding techniques. Students will make a greensand mold using the plaster pattern to cast their sculptures in bronze. In addition, we will cover metal finishing and patina as well.

 

This class is open to all levels. We also offer one day workshops, an 8 hour intensive and summer teen classes.

Advanced: Exploring Welding and Fabrication

$800

with Grey Hillard-Koshinsky

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 18, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 13, 2024

Did you enjoy taking our Introduction to Welding course and now you want to take on a project? In this advanced course, students will build upon the fundamentals learned in Introduction to Welding by continuing to grow skills in the following welding processes SMAW ('Stick'), GMAW ('MIG'), and/or Oxy-acetylene. Students will also have the opportunity to explore a range of areas such as learning new fabrication skills in forming steel and iron including the GTAW ('TIG') welding process and new finishing techniques. This course is ideal for students interested in any of the following: creating metal sculpture, working with found metal, spending more time becoming proficient in a welding coupon for personal or professional applications. 

Prerequisites: Introduction to Welding as a 6-8+ week course at Stonybrook Fine Arts, Ideally you've taken this course in the last two years and have been utilizing the skills learned on a regular basis. If you have not taken Introduction to Welding with Stonybrook Fine Art but have outside welding experience at Stonybrook Fine Arts in SMAW, GMAW and/or Oxy-fuel welding please indicate that you'd like to be evaluated for inclusion in this course.

Make a Ring/Set a Stone Workshop

$275

with Kylie Weinzierl

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2024 at 10 am
4 additional sessions through Jul 14, 2024

Learn the basics of jewelry making (students learn how to cut metal, file, and solder) while creating a silver ring with a bezel set stone. All materials are included. We also offer longer classes running 5 weeks. Metal casting, welding, jewelry making, mold making, and figure sculpture workshops are available. Custom workshops are available as well, including: wedding ring workshops, teen welding intensives, and more!

Guided Open Studio

$450

with Kylie Weinzierl

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 26, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on May 7, 2024

This course is designed for students that have completed at least 2 Jewelry Courses who want to continue studio time with limited instruction. Prior authorization required to enroll.





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