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Welding Workshops

We offer MIG welding mild steel workshops for beginners with no experience needed.

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Learn the basics of MIG welding

We will start with safety/shop practices, including MIG welding equipment, cutting and grinding. No previous experience in welding or metal working is needed. We provide you with all materials, safety gear, and necessary welding equipment. You learn the basics in MIG welding, including making structurally sound welds, and familiarize yourself with different weldment positions and joints. This course is designed to provide you with a valuable new skill set to take to the job force, or to help you brush up your welding skills.

This is a 4-week course meeting once a week for 3-hour sessions.  Classes will be kept small to allow for more personalized instruction. 

Mark Schentzel

Meet your instructor

Mark Schentzel is co-owner of Elemental Artistry LLC, d.b.a EA-Craftworks. He brings 18+ years of welding and metal fabrication knowledge from his work in the industry, as well as sculpting, blacksmithing, and furniture-making. He is an award-winning sculpture major from KCAD, and has exhibited his work throughout the Midwest. Mark has also previously taught welding and fabrication for adults and has supervised several metal shops. Mark’s passion for metalworking and welding can help you explore a new medium or increase your skill set for the workforce.

Choose your class

Currently we do not have any workshops. Please stay tuned as we will update workshop availability soon.

answering your questions

Signups for our limited space metalworking classes is all done online through our website.

Individual, group, youth , or “on-site”workshops can be accommodated.

These workshops do not come with any certificate of welding experience. These classes are designed to take you from never welding to creating good sound welds in different positions by the end of the workshop. You'll leave with a valuable skill set to take to a new job force.