Welding a Steel Rose (In-Person)
Instructor: Greg Kraft
Date & Time: June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Total Cost: $120
Skill Level: No Experience Needed
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
This class will introduce you to TIG welding and hand tool use for metal work. TIG welding uses an inert gas (argon) and bonds metal to metal without a wire feed, rods or sticks. You must have some hand strength to use the cutting and bending tools that shape the rose. Local artist Greg Kraft will cover safety and design instruction. We will use 3 steel discs and a steel rod to create a rose that will last forever. There will be a brief discussion of rose history and art to open the class.
Safety First: Wear a long sleeved cotton shirt, long legged blue jeans (or other sturdy long legged work pants), closed toed leather shoes or boots.
Students to bring: leather work gloves, welding helmet if you have one, a lunch or snack and refillable water bottle.
Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine St. Marine on St. Croix 55047
Materials Fee: $20