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Metal Working Classes Boston

Learn the art of metalworking in Boston with classes in blacksmithing, welding, and jewelry making, and gain hands-on experience in creating unique and stunning metal pieces.

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MIG Weld a Critter Workshop

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

A 4-hour mini-course in MIG welding allows each student to complete a welded “critter.” This workshop will cover studio and personal safety, along with welding equipment function and uses. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas or MIG 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. Students will...

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Soldered Hammered Silver Bangle

Riverwalk Gallery @ 57 Main St, Amesbury, MA

Practice your hard soldering techniques and make a sterling silver hammered bangle. Learn tricks to set up the piece so the solder will flow correctly. Previous soldering experience helpful. All tools and materials provided by the artist/instructor, Maggie Mehaffey. $15 materials fee payable in class. 18+ only, please.

Fold Formed Copper Cuff

Riverwalk Gallery @ 57 Main St, Amesbury, MA

Using sheet copper and a torch, you will first create multiple line and cross folds on a piece of copper sheet. You will have the option of adding texture to your creation using various metalsmithing tools. Then, cut, file and hammer form into a gorgeous wide cuff. No previous experience necessary. Materials fee payable in class.

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Foundry

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

Explore the ancient art of bronze casting using state-of-the-art technology. Learn the whole process from molding an object and pouring the bronze, to experimenting with patination finishes. Rubbermold techniques are also discussed. This class is also a wonderful way for the experienced sculptor to cast multiple pieces for a fraction of the cost of a commercial foundry. Learning materials will be provided. Larger scale projects will have additional...

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$525

10 sessions

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Welding

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

An overview covering gas welding, electric arc welding including stick and MIG processes. Students learn techniques and make at least one piece. Learn shop safety procedures and methods, get a good grasp of the shop tools and equipment.  All safety gear is included.

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$505

6 sessions

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Welding Intensive

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

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...

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Intro to MIG Welding Workshop

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

In this three hour overview of MIG welding, you will learn studio and personal safety, how the welding equipment works, and then practice your welds. Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas or “MIG” 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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Intro to Oxy-Acetylene Welding Workshop

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

A three hour workshop that covers the basics of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, familiarization with the gas tanks, welding and metal cutting practice with the torch. Oxy-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 tubes, as well as repair work. It is also frequently well-suited, and favored, for fabricating some...

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TIG Welding Workshop

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

In this four-hour overview of TIG welding applications, you will learn studio and personal safety, learn how the equipment functions and then practice your welds! TIG welding provides the versatility to weld more kinds of alloys and metals than any other arc welding process. Students will then apply topics demonstrated to create a welding sample in mild steel.

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Intro to Stick Welding

Museum of Fine Arts @ 24 Porter St, Jamaica Plain, MA

In this three hour Stick welding workshop,you will learn studio and personal safety,how the welding the welding equipment functions and then practice your new skills.  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...

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Introduction to TIG Welding

Artisans Asylum @ 10 Tyler St, Somerville, MA

This class is designed to introduce students to the process of TIG welding, a precise type of welding most often used in the manufacture of spaceframe structures like bike frames and roll cages. Students will learn how to weld primarily 4130 chromoly steel tubing, as well as different types of materials, shapes, and joints, and will learn how to use a range of supporting equipment (drill press, hole saws, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with...

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$315

4 sessions

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Basic MIG Welding Tool

Artisans Asylum @ 10 Tyler St, Somerville, MA

MIG Welding (Gas Metal Arc Welding) is one of the easiest processes of joining two pieces of metal together. Basic MIG Welding is a class for the very beginner to the intermediate that's a little rusty on it. In this class you will learn proper set up of the machine, safety in welding and welding techniques/welding joints. At the end of this class you will understand how to produce a sound MIG weld on mild steel and also how to operate some of welding...

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Teaching Visual Art

The Eliot School @ 253 Amory St, Boston, MA

Join in for a discussion of drawing and the practice of teaching this medium. The class is open to all who are curious about teaching drawing and talking about drawing in its various forms. While art instructors might find this particularly interesting, those who are starting teaching or looking to start may also find this workshop helpful. Drawing had long been considered a starting place for painting and sculpture, but over the past many...

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