Students learn oxyacetylene welding and cutting, metal-bending, drilling, grinding, finishing techniques, and the use of proper safety precautions. Students are introduced to metallurgy and learn how to weld mild steel plate and rod with oxyacetylene welding equipment to create decorative sculptures and furniture. After practicing on available scrap metal, students design their own projects that range from table-top sculpture to decorative furniture like coffee and side tables. Blacksmithing techniques are demonstrated to fold, band, and twist metal into new forms. Copper brazing and bronze brazing are demonstrated and incorporated into the welders’ tool kit to supplement their understanding of metalworking. Volumetric, kinetic, geometric, and linear sculpture creation is demonstrated by the instructor.
Covid Policy for Students in this Class
Our current safety protocol requires Proof-of-Vaccination <link to FAQs> to attend this class. The classroom is equipped with HEPA/UV-C air cleaners. Masks and social distancing mandates are still in effect when students are in the public areas/hallways of the classroom facility.
We follow all Covid Safety protocols on the national, state, and local levels for onsite activities and monitor Alexandria’s conditions.
In-person classes are held when Alexandria sustains thresholds of:
—the Daily New Case Rate at or below 25.0 per 100k; with
—the Covid-19 Infection Rate at or below 1.10; and
—the Positive Test Rate is at or below 10% or below
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