The course focuses on developing basic welding skills to create sculpture. Emphasis is on studio projects. During the semester, safety and application on the use of several types of welding processes, Gas, MIG, and Arc are taught.

Class projects include using sheet metal to produce a design that is an enclosed space;
a three-dimensional piece you create using quarter inch rod; a found object piece; and a group project for the campus or another location.

Group critiques are held at the deadline for each project, and friendly and helpful feedback abounds. This is, in fact, a very "group" friendly class. Advanced students are always on hand to add a bit of moral support. And the instructor is very knowledgeable and loves to get her hands around a blow torch right along side of her students.

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This class is offered through Contra Costa College in San Pablo as follows:

Sculpture Through Welding - Art 152

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