MIG Welding Workshop – February 17th & 24th 2024 2pm-5pm


Learn the basics of MIG welding. No previous experience needed.

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Workshop will be held at EA Craftworks
957 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
February 17th & 24th 2024
Saturdays 2 pm – 5 pm
6 total hours of training
Learn the basics of MIG welding. We will start with safety/shop practices, including MIG welding equipment and material processing for weldments. No previous experience in welding or metalworking is needed. You will learn the basics of MIG welding, which emphasize making structurally sound welds and understanding different weldment positions and joints. This is a two-session 3-hour workshop (6 hours total). The small class size provides a unique welding opportunity, as it encourages group discussion and sharing the studio space to facilitate learning while providing individual training and attention. Practice material provided. All welding equipment and personal protective gear are provided, as well as disposable face masks. Please wear jeans and closed-toe shoes/boots.
This class is designed to provide you with a valuable new skillset to take to the job market or to help you brush up on your welding skills.
No certification provided.


About the Instructor:  Mark Schentzel is the co-owner of EA Craftworks. He brings 20+ years of welding and metal fabrication experience in the fields of industrial and structural metalwork, furniture-making, blacksmithing, and sculpture. He is an award-winning sculpture major from KCAD, and has exhibited work throughout the Midwest. Mark has also previously taught welding and fabrication for adults and has supervised metal fabrication studios. Mark’s passion for metalworking and welding can help you explore a new medium and increase your skill set for the job market.