Welding Workshops

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

EA Craftworks work gloves

Learn the basics of TIG welding

Learn the basics of TIG welding. We will start with safety/shop practices, including TIG welding equipment and material processing for weldments. No previous experience in welding or metalworking is needed. You will learn the basics of TIG welding, which emphasize making structurally sound welds and understanding different weldment positions and joints. This is a one-session workshop, meeting Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm. Each workshop is scheduled for only two students. 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

Workshops will be held at EA-Craftworks

957 Leonard St NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm

Please see workshop choices below
Mark Schentzel

Meet your 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.

answering your questions

Signups for our limited-space metalworking classes are 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.