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Water Street Glassworks Fall 2019
Introduction to Artistic Welding ***CLASS CLOSED***
http://www.waterstreetglassworks.org/ 925-5555 142 Water Street, Benton Harbor - located in the BH Arts District off of Main St.
Additional registration at location is required.
***The Partnership will pay up to $400. Families will be responsible for tuition costs beyond this amount***
Thursdays, Sep 12-Oct 3 (4 weeks) 10:00am – 2:00 PM
This four-week introduction to artistic welding and metalworking includes safety in the studio and how to handle the tools in order to cut, bend, hammer and weld steel to create metal artwork. As a bonus, students will learn to use the plasma cutter to enhance their projects. Bring your imagination and sketchbook to spend 4 weeks with Water Street Glassworks’ welding instruction and professional metal artist. This class may be repeated.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
*Personal non-family recommendation letter and student interest statement required for new students.
Minimum age: 15 All materials included. Bring a lunch.
Instructor: Bill Boyce
Bill Boyce received his degree in metal fabrication from the Santa Barbara Art Institute in Santa Barbara, California in 1973. After many years of assisting and fabricating for well-known artists such as Richard Hunt and Barry Tinsley, he now owns a freelance business offering mold-making, fabrication and installation to the arts community. Recent major projects include the installation of "Lyuba," the baby mastodon at the Field Museum in Chicago, and the design, fabrication and installation of a public sculpture in the Logan Boulevard skate park (Chicago). Bill has exhibited extensively, primarily in the Chicago region, but also in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Abel Joseph Gallery in Paris, France. His teaching background includes DePaul University and Evanston Art Center.
Catalog option: If a student finds a WSG class in their schedule not listed here, it may be able to be taken through the partnership, covered in part or in full depending on cost. Classes in catalog are not guaranteed to be covered, we will evaluate on a case-by-case basis. WSG is also looking for teens to volunteer at various events.
*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.
Teacher of Record: Lisa Van Plew-Cid