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This is a comprehensive overview of Oxy-Acetylene, Stick and MIG welding. This workshop will cover studio and personal safety and welding equipment function. All participants will complete a small welded sculpture created using these three forms of welding to take home.

Oxy-Acetylene welding covers the basics of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, familiarization with the gas tanks, welding and metal cutting practices with the torch. Ocy-fuel is one of the oldest welding processes, though in recent years it has become less popular in industrial applications. However, it is still widely used for welding pipes and tubular structures, as well as repair work. It is also frequently well-suited (and favored) for fabrication of metal-based artwork.

Stick welding is one of the most common types of arc welding, and is sometimes referred to as shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); it is also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA) or stick welding. Electric current is used to strike an arc between the base material and consumable electrode rod, which is made of steel and is covered with a flux that protects the weld area from oxidation and contamination by producing carbon dioxide (CO2) gas during the welding process. The electrode core itself acts as filler material, making a separate filler unnecessary.

“MIG” welding, or gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas welding, is a semi-automatic or automatic process that uses a continuous wire feed as an electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas mixture to protect the weld from contamination.

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Jewelry 2

with Kylie Weinzierl

Next session: April 17th to May 22nd, 2024

$650 More Info

In this 6 week intermediate course, students expand on the topics and skills learned in Jewelry 1. The curriculum is flexible based on what students want to make and learn. Some techniques learned in this course are hinge making, hollow forms, rivets, advanced soldering techniques, and prong settings. Jewelry 1 or prior approval from the instructor required to take this course.

Custom workshops are available as well, including: wedding ring workshops, teen welding intensives, and more!

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Welding 1 (Introduction to Welding)

with Grey Hillard-Koshinsky

Next session: April 23rd to June 4th, 2024

$675 More Info

Explore the world of welding in this introductory class suitable for artists, hobbyists, and professionals alike. Discover manual and arc welding techniques, including oxy-acetylene, SMAW (Stick), and GMAW (MIG). Gain proficiency with essential tools like the angle grinder, sand blaster, and more. Perfect for those curious about welding or seeking to embark on personal or professional projects. No prior experience required.

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Make a Ring Workshop

with Kylie Weinzierl

Next session: April 28th, 2024

$225 More Info

This four-hour workshop covers the basics of jewelry fabrication and finishing. Students learn how to cut metal, size it, solder it, and finish it. Upon completion of the workshop, each student will have a finished copper band test band and a finished silver band.

We also offer 5 week jewelry course. We also host custom workshops and wedding ring workshops and more!

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Make a Spoon

with Kylie Weinzierl

Next session: May 5th, 2024

$125 More Info

Description: In this beginner level workshop, students will learn how to texture metal, anneal,rivet, and form as we work to make a decorative copper spoon out of sheet metal.

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Guided Open Studio

with Kylie Weinzierl

Next session: May 7th to June 11th, 2024

$450 More Info

This course is designed for students that have completed at least 2 Jewelry Courses who want to continue studio time with limited instruction. Prior authorization required to enroll.

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Creative Drawing Class

with Kalamu Kieta

Next session: May 12th to June 16th, 2024

$500 More Info

Creative drawing concepts are explored in this 6-week class. The course focuses on the sparks of imagination and endless creative potential that we recognize in our childhood like second nature that through life becomes harder for us to explore the further we progress into adulthood. Join us in reconnection with our imagination and finding wonder that we can draw from to create images.

The instructor for this course is Kalamu Kieta, click here to find out more about him or to see more of his work.

 

Custom workshops are available as well, including wedding ring workshops.

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Advanced: Exploring Welding and Fabrication

with Grey Hillard-Koshinsky

Next session: May 13th to June 24th, 2024

$800 More Info

Build upon your welding foundation from our Introduction to Welding course in this advanced class. Enhance skills in SMAW ('Stick'), GMAW ('MIG'), and/or Oxy-acetylene welding while exploring new areas such as GTAW ('TIG') welding, steel and iron fabrication, and finishing techniques. Perfect for those interested in metal sculpture, working with found metal, or honing welding skills for personal or professional projects.

Prerequisite: Completion of Stonybrook Fine Arts' Introduction to Welding within the last two years, with regular utilization of learned skills. Outside welding experience at Stonybrook Fine Arts in relevant processes may qualify for evaluation.

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Make a Ring/Set a Stone Workshop

with Kylie Weinzierl

Next session: May 19th, 2024

$275 More Info

Learn the basics of jewelry making (students learn how to cut metal, file, and solder) while creating a silver ring with a bezel set stone. All materials are included. We also offer longer classes running 5 weeks. Metal casting, welding, jewelry making, mold making, and figure sculpture workshops are available. Custom workshops are available as well, including: wedding ring workshops, teen welding intensives, and more!

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Jewelry 1

with Kylie Weinzierl

Next session: May 20th to June 17th, 2024

$500 More Info

In this 5 week introductory class, students learn the fundamentals of jewelry-making to create their own wearable designs. We start with sawing, filing, soldering, polishing, and other traditional fabrication skills to make a custom sterling silver bezel-set ring. Using these skills, students design and create a final project under the guidance of the instructor. 

Mondays 6-9pm