Beginning Artistic Welding

Artistic Welding

CLASS DETAILS

Date & Time

Class runs for six consecutive weeks on Tuesdays.

March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, & 18

6pm-9pm

Cost

$115 per person

Location

Harrison Campus | Welding Lab 276

Class Description

Artistic Welding is designed for the welding novice! This class will give you an understanding of safety practices, familiarity with equipment used, metals, how to alter them for certain purposes, and 3 different welding techniques. During this three-hour, six-week-long class students will develop the skills needed to explore their artistic ideas by creating a fun work of art. What a great way to bring life back into old tools, collected junk, and yard sale finds. Be part of this fun, rewarding welding opportunity!

All welding clothing will be provided by Mid, however, students should wear cotton long sleeves shirts, long pants, closed-toed shoes, and bring a baseball-style hat and welding gloves. Students will provide many of their own items for welding in their second week of class. Instructors will provide additional details.

Instructor

Dan Moreau

Dan has been welding for 40 years and enjoys pairing his technical skills with creative pursuits. He has sold artistic works at galleries in Wyandotte and Boyne City, and is currently working on a large mascot sculpture for a local high school. Dan brings an infectious energy to his classes, and is sure to ignite your creative spark for mixing welding and art!

Questions?

We'd love to answer them!

lifelonglearning@midmich.edu

(989) 386-6651

Sue Bergeson enjoys artistic welding at Mid.

Sue Bergeson

Moving to this beautiful area, I basically knew no one. I started looking for places to connect with interesting people. The Mid Michigan College Lifelong Learning artistic welding class sounded interesting. It certainly was nothing I had ever thought of doing, but it has been a great opportunity to try something new, something that challenges me in completely different ways.

The instructors have been so kind and patient. They have worked with each one of us, encouraging and teaching us based on what we want to do – it's not cookie cutter. I really appreciate that.

I’ve shown my pieces at several art shows – mostly around Traverse City – and had a lot of fun interacting with folks. It’s a completely new experience.

We all need to try new things, stretch, and grow at every age.

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