Intro to Welding: Create a Garden Sculpture – October 19, 2024

Oct 19, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM


Marine Mills Folk School, 550 Pine Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Cost $140.00

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This class will introduce you to welding as you create a stone and metal sculpture suitable for your garden or patio. TIG welding uses an inert gas and bonds metal to metal without a wire feed or rods or sticks, and is typically used for thinner materials such as pipe welding or where appearance is important.  Local artist Greg Kraft will cover safety as well as introductory concepts for sculpture design. Come join the fun and create a garden sculpture perfect for a gift or in anticipation of next summer’s garden.

Students are asked to bring:

  • Long-sleeved cotton shirt, long pants, closed-toe leather shoes or boots
  • DO NOT wear shorts, dresses, short sleeves or open-toed shoes
  • Optional: Leather work gloves, instructor will have some gloves available
  • Optional: Stone about the size of your fist
  • As your class is scheduled over a lunch hour, we highly recommend you bring a lunch or click here to learn about local eating opportunities.

Your instructor will provide the following materials:

  • TIG welder and welding material
  • safety helmets
  • extra leather gloves
  • extra safety glasses

Skill Level
No experience needed.

Age Requirement
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend. 

Location Details
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost Details
Tuition: $110
Material: $30
Total Cost: $140

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!

If interested, you can find our cancellation policy here.