Intermediate Welding: Build Your Own Firepit
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Spending a warm night sitting around a fire is a Steel Yard tradition, and this summer is the perfect time to get into the shop, learn to weld, and build yourself an outdoor fire pit! In the first part of this 8-week course, students will learn basic welding and fabrication techniques. In the remainder of the course, they will apply these techniques to construct their own fire pit, perfect for the front yard, back yard, or patio. Students will tackle technical and aesthetic design details and carefully consider the fire pit’s location and the ways they would like to use it. For the last class, students will take their new constructions out of the shop and into our yard for a group firing (bring your own s’mores fixings!). This course is open to intermediate & advanced welders — perfect for folks who have finished one of our Weekend Welding Workshops and want a little more guidance. Steel will be provided for practice and fire pits, but students may need to pay for additional materials to fit their specific designs.
The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909
WHAT TO WEAR
For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.
All students are required to fully read the Steel Yard Registration & Enrollment Policies before attending the first class. Registrants who withdraw from a course at least 10 days prior to the course’s start date may receive a refund, less a $40 registration fee. There are no refunds or rescheduling within 10 days. By not budgeting for cancellations, The Steel Yard is able to keep costs as low as possible for our students.
The Steel Yard offers scholarships in all of our teaching departments, which make our open enrollment courses accessible to students who may not otherwise be able to afford this unique industrial arts opportunity.