Sign up for one or two days
(Supply fee discounted if you sign up for both)
Participants must be at least 18 years of age. (14 - 17 years ok if accompanied by an adult.)
Learn how to weld AND create a variety of different sculptures for your garden!
Ever wanted to learn how to operate a MIG wire feed welder or a stick welder? You are in luck! Using these, plus oxy-acetylene and grinders, you will learn how to create your own garden decorations. Metal artist extraordinaire Kelly Ludeking will take you step-by-step through the processes.
Everyone, from the complete novice as well as experienced metal workers, will enjoy this opportunity to try their hands at this rewarding craft.
Students are encouraged to bring along their own found steel or cast-iron objects that they would like to incorporate into their own unique garden object of art.
This class is made possible by, and will be held 2 blocks away from Crossings at the state of the art welding shop of our generous neighbors, Custom Iron. Custom Iron metal crafters create spiral stairways and unique stair and balcony railings for fine homes throughout the US.
Please bring a sack lunch for this day-long class, and wear all natural fiber clothing, long-sleeves, and pants without cuffs! Safety glasses are required at all times - even under welding helmets. Bring your welding or tough leather gloves if you have them. A Custom Iron representative and the instructor will talk about shop safety and cover the equipment and hand tools provided.
Kelly will also provide a variety of different size of metal rods, tubes and solid stock. Each student will leave with a piece of art they created that day and the knowledge of how to use their new skills again.
Learn more about Kelly and his creations here!
Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!
We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992