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Welded Garden Sculpture, Zumbrota, MN


This class is one of my favorite ones to teach. We've been doing this one for years and it always sells out. Read the details below and give them a call to register.

From the Crossings at Carnegie's Facebook Event Page: Learn how to weld and create a variety of different sculptures for your garden. Learn how to weld, burn and grind and create decorative pieces for your outdoor living space.This class meets Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30. Sign up for either Saturday or Sunday, or both days. 

You will learn to operate a MIG wire feed welder or a stick welder. Using these, plus oxy-acetylene and grinders, you will learn how to create your own garden decorations. Metal artist extraordinaire Kelly Ludeking will take you step-by-step through the processes.

Everyone from the complete novice as well as experienced metal workers, will enjoy this opportunity to try their hands at this rewarding craft. Students are encouraged to bring along their own found steel or cast-iron objects that they would like to incorporate into their own unique garden object of art.

Kelly will also provide a variety of different size of metal rods, tubes and solid stock. Each student will leave with a piece of art they created that day and the knowledge of how to use their new skills again.

Supply fee is discounted if you sign up for both days. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. (14 - 17 years welcome if accompanied by an adult also attending the class.) 

This class is made possible by Crossings at Carnegie and will be held 2 blocks away from Crossings at the state of the art welding shop of our generous neighbors, Custom Iron. Custom Iron metal crafters create spiral stairways and unique stair and balcony railings for fine homes throughout the US.

Please bring a sack lunch for this day-long class, and wear all natural fiber clothing, long-sleeves, and pants without cuffs! Safety glasses are required at all times - even under welding helmets. Bring your welding or tough leather gloves if you have them. A Custom Iron representative and the instructor will talk about shop safety and cover the equipment and hand tools provided.

Kelly will also provide a variety of different size of metal rods, tubes and solid stock. Each student will leave with a piece of art they created that day and the knowledge of how to use their new skills again.

Supply fee is discounted if you sign up for both days. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. (14 - 17 years ok if accompanied by an adult also attending the class.) 

Price is $98 per day. Supply fee is $75 for one day, $120 for both. To sign up for this class, call 507-732-7616 or stop in to Crossings at 320 East Avenue in Zumbrota.