Joy Fire Metalwork


Teaching is also part of who I am as an artist, blacksmith, and metalworker. The joy and satisfaction that I gain through my work is something that I think everyone should be able to experience. Seeing the enthusiasm of someone who is learning something new and watching as they come up with their own ideas and projects is incredibly inspiring and rewarding. I believe there is some part of each of us that wants to create something with their own hands, and it is an opportunity that does not come up naturally in our modern world. I am incredibly lucky to have the chance to guide people through these processes and watch their happiness and satisfaction as they learn something new.

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Introduction to MIG welding-beginner/intermediate

In this class you will learn the basics of MIG welding (or GMAW), which is one of the easiest welding methods to master. Through the fabrication of several small projects you will learn the basics of the technique and will get to make something for yourself to take home. You will also have the opportunity to work on a project of your own design with help from the instructor if you so choose. Learn how to operate the machine, navigate purchasing your own welder and supplies, and metal classifications and selection. After completing this course, you will have the knowledge to pursue welding for art or craft and continue learning on your own! See required attire online.

This class is taught at Orange Coast College through the department of Community Education.

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Earlier Event: March 16
Blacksmithing-Beginning to Advanced