Starting in May 2015, Michael Daniel Metal Design will be offering summer courses in welding and metal sculpture. Classes are open to beginners and will be held once a week for 3-hours. Each section is five-weeks. Registration is limited to 7 students per section.
Unlike most introductory welding and metal sculpture courses, students are able to choose what they would like to make. With the help of the instructor, Michael Daniel, students design and make either a sculptural or functional object. For example, past student projects have included tables (coffee tables, end tables, console tables), shelving units, lamps, abstract wall hangings, and figurines. At the end of the five-week course, students leave the class with a piece of artwork that is their own.
The low student-teacher ratio provides for focused and personal instruction that is often missing from most introductory welding classes. The class site at Michael Daniel Metal Design is a large, professional metal studio. Each student has his/her own work table and is given the supplies needed to complete the final project.
More information on the classes -- including online registration options -- can be found here.