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
Students ages 18 and older are welcome to attend this class.
No experience needed
Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Materials Fee: $30
Total Cost: $130
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!