Metal-Manipulating Art Class at Vesper College (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.


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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 Four Options

  • $69 for a Melding with Welding beginner welding class (a $300 value)
  • $69 for a Pinching Giacometti steel-sculpting class (a $300 value)
  • $69 for a Torching a Motherwell aluminum-sculpting class (a $300 value)
  • $119 for one of the above classes with additional studio time and a gallery display (a $600 value)

Each four- to 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. Afterward, six to eight students follow along as the instructor demonstrates how to flint with stainless steel to a hot rolled steel stand using tungsten inert gas during Melding with Welding, bend steel into an abstract form in the style of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti during Pinching Giacometti, or use an oxy-acetylene torch on an aluminum plate to evoke Robert Motherwell's paintings in Torching a Motherwell. After an end-of-class critique, students return home with their creations in tow.

For the fourth option, students receive extra studio time with faculty support to refine their work. Their pieces are then displayed at a professionally curated public gallery show; artists are involved in the setup and can invite friends and family to the opening.


The encouraging instructors and professors at Vesper, an Atelier of Fine Arts, sharpen students’ understanding of design and bolster their respect for ecological balance. With a two-year curriculum, the school's diploma program in ecological sculpture guides participants through such disciplines as interior design, landscape design, construction management, and public-installation art. The school also hosts classes for the community, encouraging people to explore various forms of sculpture using metal, stone and wood.

Customer Reviews

Loved our class. Stephen was very nice and fun.
Kate M. · October 30, 2013
The class could have been shorter. Lots of history which is good until it was too long to pay attention to.
Deb S. · December 13, 2016
Informative, patient and we all went home with an awesome piece of welded art! Great mother/son night!
Karen M. · August 14, 2016
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