$69 for a Beginners’ Welding, Steel-Sculpting, or Aluminum Painting with a Torch Class at Vesper College ($300 Value)

Logan Park, Minneapolis

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Small classes learn the history of metal-manipulating art mediums before crafting their own steel or aluminum masterpieces

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Choose from Three Options

  • $69 for a Melding with Welding beginners' welding class (a $300 value)
  • $69 for a Pinching Giacometti steel-sculpting class (a $300 value)
  • $69 for a Torching a Motherwall aluminum-sculpting class (a $300 value)

Each five-hour metal-manipulating class, which includes all necessary materials, begins with a lecture on the history, innovations, and artistic techniques of the chosen medium. Afterwards, six to eight students follow along as the instructor demonstrates how to weld a flint-and-bone sculpture to a stainless-steel stand using tungsten inert gas (Melding with Welding), bend steel into the form of an abstract humanoid in the style of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (Pinching Giacometti), or paint a piece of aluminum using a gas torch (Torching a Motherwall). An included glass of wine stimulates creative impulses, and after an end-of-class critique, students return home with their creations in tow. All three classes are held at the same time on Monday, Thursday, and every other Sunday.

Vesper College

The encouraging instructors and professors at Vesper College, a graduate school of fine arts and architecture, sharpen students’ understanding of design and bolster their respect for ecological balance. With a two-year curriculum, their MFA program in Ecological Architecture guides participants to mastering such disciplines as interior design, landscape design, construction management, and public-installation art. The school also hosts classes for the community, getting toes wet in various forms of art including brass sculpture and reshaping crowbars into clef notes.

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  • Logan Park (1009.3 miles)

    681 17th Ave. NE

    Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

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