3 Day Metalworking Workshop

Sale price Price $450.00 Regular price

Beginner:

Participants will learn the proper safety and basics of metalworking. During the class you will learn metalworking skills that can have many applications, both artistic and structural, taught through hands-on use of metalworking tools.

This class starts with an introduction to Arcosanti and Site Tour and will then transition to key safety practices and techniques for cutting/shaping/welding metal. You will then learn how to use: a hot cutoff saw, bench grinder, angle grinder, and drill press, and learn how to weld and shape metal art using a MIG welder and Acetylene torch. Projects include creating your own custom metal bottle opener and a metal flower with vase.

Bio: With a passion for art, teaching, and creativity with metal, Ace Schutte leads this session on metalworking. A welder and fabricator from Los Angeles, Ace creates art from recycled materials and has shown his art at Burning Man as well as numerous art festivals.

Workshop Hours: 9am - 4pm, 1 hour break for lunch

Maximum Number of Participants: 4

 

Intermediate:

During the class you will learn metalworking skills that can have many applications, both artistic and structural, taught through hands-on use of metalworking tools.

Participants will be involved in building a large artistic metal tubed tornado sound sculpture, made from scrap metal and other materials. In this workshop you will learn what it's like to work on a team and weld a large artistic metal structure that will become a part of the Mind’s Garden at Arcosanti.

Bio: With a passion for art, teaching, and creativity with metal, Ace Schutte leads this session on metalworking. A welder and fabricator from Los Angeles, Ace creates art from recycled materials and has shown his art at Burning Man as well as numerous art festivals. 

Requirements: To take this intermediate class you will need experience in handling a wide variety of power tools confidently and comfortably. Experience with a grinder and a hot saw is a must, and welding experience is a plus.

Workshop Hours: 9am - 4pm, 1 hour break for lunch

Maximum Number of Participants: 4

 

Advanced:

During the class you will learn metalworking skills that can have many applications, both artistic and structural, taught through hands-on use of metalworking tools.

Participants will be involved in building a large metal heart installation  The heart will be stitched together by scrap metal made from scrap metal and other materials. You will learn how to bend, cut and shape metal with oxy acetylene torch. 

Bio: With a passion for art, teaching, and creativity with metal, Ace Schutte leads this session on metalworking. A welder and fabricator from Los Angeles, Ace creates art from recycled materials and has shown his art at Burning Man as well as numerous art festivals. 

Requirements: To take this advanced course you must be able to confidently work with a grinder/hot saw and have welding experience.

Workshop Hours: 9am - 4pm, 1 hour break for lunch

Maximum Number of Participants: 4

 

*Lodging is available for all 3 workshops in a shared dorm for $25 per night, or a private guest room for $50 per night. 

For further information, contact education@arcosanti.org.