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VPA 292: Intro to Metal Works

Course description

In this introductory course, students will use steel to develop a series of fundamental welding techniques and projects. This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the possibilities of metal fabrication as they relate to sculpture. Students will learn basic fabrication skills, including MIG welding, Oxy/acetylene welding, plasma cutting, torch cutting, and hot and cold metal bending techniques. This course will also prepare students in the use of essential metal shop tools.