All Metal Arts
At All Metal Arts, Rusty Oliver—whose wide-ranging experiences include large-scale fire sculptures, a television pilot for destructive remote-control vehicles, and a large, industrial-art mini-golf concept—invites students to explore and experiment with metalworking and art concepts. Within the 2,200-square-foot art studio, sparks fly as metals are hewn together and students learn the ins and outs of welding. Class participants stand in closed-toe shoes and puddles of water to divert any potentially harmful currents to the ground so they don't ruin their hairdos. Among the classes taught are MIG and TIG welding, furniture fabrication, and CNC plasma cutting.