Have you ever wanted to weld your own sculptures but have no clue where to start, or what equipment is needed? Here's your chance! Using mig welders and grinders, you will learn how to create your own garden decorations. Nationally-known metal artist Kelly Ludeking will take you step-by-step through the processes. Everyone, from the complete novice to an experienced metal worker, will enjoy this opportunity to try their hands at this rewarding craft. Kelly will also provide a variety of different sized metal rods, tubes, and solid stock. Everyone will leave with a piece of art they created that day and the knowledge of equipment needed and skills learned to continue creating. There will be a materials fee of $40-$50.
Kelly Ludeking has been casting metal (aluminum, bronze, and iron) and fabricating metal consistently since he graduated from college in 1997. He has worked for large companies, building larger-than-life sculptures on billboards in Times Square and small, one-of-a-kind custom pieces for interior designers and their clients. He has a passion for passing on his vast knowledge of working with metals to those interested in learning, so he teaches as much as he can.