Basic Metal Working for the Artist and Maker – Apr 28

Starts April 28, 2018

This class will teach the basics of fabricating with steel. Tools we will use include the Oxygen-Acetylene Torch and the MIG welder. Class will cover ancient metal working with heat and hammer, up to using modern electronic welding methods. Students will gain a mastery of safety gear, essential tools, and workplace set-up. The class environment is an active metal studio, allowing students to learn skills first-hand. There will also be brief lectures on topics of interest, such as rust, painting, and other metal finishes.

Class schedule-
Saturday mornings from 10-12 at Angels Gate Cultural Center, Building J. First class convenes April 28th, and continues on consecutive Saturdays for a total of 6 classes.

Basic facts-
Class size is limited to 8 students.

Tools we use are: MIG Welder, Torch Cutter, 14” cut off saw, 5” grinder, hammer, drill.

Class fee is $240 which includes use of tools, consumables, metals, and printed handouts.

Students must bring their own safety gear, according to a list provided once they enroll in class. The safety gear costs $40-$80 from Amazon.

Personal tutoring and shop time is available Saturday afternoon after class and Sunday mornings, for an hourly fee of 40$. Depending on interest, we may establish an “open shop” period on Sunday mornings from 9 – 12 at a cost of $40 per person.

For more info or to enroll in class, please call Jesse Small at (310)809-8731 or email

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