Introduction To Metalwork And Welding

This course is an introduction to metalwork and welding in which you will learn many of the practical skills and techniques associated with the fabrication of steel sculpture. The aim of this 5 day course is to inspire and equip you with the skills to make and finish your own project which you can take home...

Taught by: Rachel Mandley.

Description

This course is an introduction to metalwork and welding in which you will learn many of the practical skills and techniques associated with the fabrication of steel sculpture. The aim of this 5 day course is to inspire and equip you with the skills to make and finish your own project which you can take home.

Topics covered

You will be taught how to confidently weld and use all of the machinery commonly found in well-equipped metal workshops. 

Demonstrations will be given of how to create different surface textures and finishes, how to bend and make shapes from metal alongside professional fabrication techniques for construction of realised ideas. 

Full health and safety instructions will be given for a wide range of equipment including:

  • hand tools
  • grinders
  • welders
  • plasma cutters
  • pillar drills

Who should take this course? 

Students interested in building on making skills, people who have an avid interest in metalworking and the processes of doing so.

Entry requirements: For safety reasons, you must be fluent in English so that you can fully understand health and safety requirements.

Level: Beginners

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor information

Rachel completed her degree in Technical Arts andSpecial Effects at Wimbledon College of Art in 2011. She hasover 10 years experience working within fabrication and design, creatingvisual displays and props for theatres and companies, for e.g. Young VicTheatre, English National Opera, Harvey Nichols and Hedonism Wines.

Rachel is currently a Technician at Central Saint Martins in the 3D large wood and metal workshops.



Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Clothes that are comfortable and suitable for work (must be long sleeved and full length trousers).
  • Steel toe caps / sturdy leather boots
  • Overalls

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£790Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket