This course will teach you how to make designs, and will provide
the techniques on how to make your design stand out "in relief"
from a flat piece of wood. This will further develop your
woodcarving skills and project design. Come and join the fun. Free
membership in the Woodcarvers' Club is available.All carving
materials and on-site use of tools and equipment will...
Students will receive tips on how they can apply basic finishes to
their objects and undertake other casting projects with suggestions
on where to find materials and information.Britannia Pewter is a
lead-free, low-melting tin alloy that can be used to make a great
number of decorative and useful objects from cutlery to
belt-buckles, toy soldiers, and jewelery. In...
Sculpt the human figure in clay to increase your observational and
technical skills, including creative interpretations of the human
form. Finished pieces are kiln fired. Firing fee is five cents per
cubic inch.Get big tools. No smaller than 7 ½” to 8” to begin
withWooden knife-blade-like (thin, straight) tools work best.An
ordinary metal dinnerware knife (not...
Students attending this class will learn how to create one of a
kind vessels and sculpture.In this class, figures, masks and
abstract work are demonstrated; ceramic and mixed media techniques
are explored. Teaching is individualized with the goal of
stretching your creativity and originality. The evening section is
open to beginners....
This class will be focused on the power of observation and is based
on working from models. Students will learn to sculpt anatomy
figure such as heads, bust, feet etc, but also natural elements
such as flowers, branches, or really anything you can come up with.
Students can bring 3 Dimensional inspiration objects or pictures.
The class will cover all techniques from...
In this class you will learn the basics of TIG welding. We will
focus on welding steel for practice, but we will also cover how to
use stainless and aluminum. Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is an
arc welding process that uses a nonconsumable tungsten electrode to
produce the weld. TIG is most commonly used to weld thin sections
of stainless steel and non-ferrous...
TIG allows the learner to see exactly what is going on as a weld is
executed, up close and without being showered in splatter. This
class is being offered to anyone willing to find out the hard way
that 'metal gets hot when you weld it'.TIG is the welding method
used for the most technical and demanding welding applications
done, from aerospace to drag racers.Wear...
This two hour class, which should be a pre-requisite for most
Madagascar Institute classes, will teach you the basics of how to
effectively prepare materials using our equipment. You’ll learn to
send sparks flying with grinders and cutters, make ridiculous
amount of noise and smoke out the other artisans in the shop. Oh,
and there are safety tips.Are you the next...
Impress your friends, your older brother, and that cute bartender
with your tough new skill. This 3 hour introductory class focuses
on the hands-on experience of welding. MIG welding is the handy hot
glue, do-all, kind of welding. All sorts of people have come thru
Madagascar Institute knowing nothing about a shop and have become
capable metal workers-- get your...
By the end of the class, students will have a working understanding
of how using ceramics saves money and the environmenThis class will
emphasize environmental awareness as it relates to our use of
ceramics in our daily lives. Students will learn clay-handling
techniques including pinching, coiling, and slab building using air
dry clay, after which the artworks will...
This 3-hour introductory welding class will teach you the very
basics of MIG welding and familiarize you with the tools you’ll
need to finish a project–the bench and angle grinder, the chop saw,
etc. MIG welding is the handy hot glue do-all kind of welding, the
primary kind of welding used in making traincars, art, cranes,
etc. All sorts of people have come...
Students will be allowed to see exactly what is going on as a weld
is executed up close and personal without being showered with
splatter.TIG is the new MIG. Well, maybe or maybe not, but it IS
our most in-demand class. So come down to our shop and see for
yourself. In the past we have kept this class as an experienced
welder-only class, partly because it's harder...
Students will learn to make candle holders, or your adaptation of
one.Give your loved one something heavier then a piece of
coal. Now that you have learned to weld come hone your skills
or learn some new ones. We will be working with patinas, the mig
welder, and plasma cutter. Some experience preferred, but not
Students will learn to create free-form amorphous mobiles similar
to those by Alex Calder out of wire and tin suitable for everyone
on your gift list from infant to adult. Learn to create free-form
amorphous mobiles similar to those by Alex Calder out of wire and
tin suitable for everyone on your gift list from infant to
adult. Make them as large or small as...
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