What you'll do
JUST LIKE THOR...You will harness the power of lightning at your fingertips! BASIC DESCRIPTION: This is a very unique one day class. Students will learn basic metal working skills then build a one-of-a-kind sculpture project to take home. There's no other class like it in the U.S.A. DETAILS: Students will first be briefed on safety. Students will learn use of a "Plasma" cutter, a machine which cuts metal like it's butter (15-30 min). Next, students learn use of grinding and sanding tools (15-30 min). Next, students will be taught basic MIG (wire feed) welding skills (1 hr). The class takes 30 min snack break on site. Using a selection of old gears, pipe, springs, and other interesting scrap metal pieces students will then be guiding in the design and creation of a small metal sculpture (3.5 hrs). ALL SAFETY GEAR AND SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED TO EACH STUDENT. NO ONE has ever been hurt during this class! It's exciting and much easier than you think!
My name is Day. I'm a Metal Artist & Creative Fabricator. Since 2007, I played an essential role in building many local large-scale interactive metal sculptures. Most were designed for the Burning Man Festival then later installed in a local Bay Area city. I'm a member of the San Francisco artist collective known as the Flaming Lotus Girls. I worked with world renowned artists such as Anish Kapoor and Brad Howe, and local sculptor Karen Cusolito. I assisted Karen in building a "Shark" for Facebook Inc and an "Art Car" for owners of Google Inc. In my spare time I mentor teens in the Apprentice Training Program for a local non-profit, the YoungSparksFoundation.org. For me, it's a thrill to offer folks an opportunity they may not get anywhere else. My hope is to inspire you to pursue the path of creativity on your own. Let's start today!
Cheeses, cold cuts, veggies, healthy dips w gluten-free crackers; water and lemonade (no soda) are provided. However, you may…
all safety gear and all metal supplies needed to build the art projects will be provided. Bring only your desire to "Make"!
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Where you'll be
My workshop is in a warehouse where many large-scale projects have been built and are currently being built right now! During your visit, I can offer you a brief history of the art spawned from the local art community and if lucky we'll get to view art "in progress" that day! The building season for Burning Man art cars and projects is from March until end of August, every year! Join my class, learn a new skill while supporting local artists!
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Guests will be standing at a work table throughout the class. Guests should be able bodied and have moderate strength and endurance to stand for at least a few hours. Resting in-between is fine. Guests must…
Class starts at 11am and ends when you have a completed project, usually 6.5 hours but, plan on going overtime just in case. We will take a 30 min break to snack on healthy dips, cold cuts & veggies.
Be a Metal Sculptor!