3-Hour Taster: MIG Welding


3-Hour Taster: MIG Welding

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Class Time: Please make a selection above10am-1pm10am-1pm10am-1pm10am-1pm10am-1pm6pm-9pm2pm-5pm2pm-5pm (3 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 16+

Class Code: Please make a selection above1MIG02E24-B1MIG02E24-C2MIG02E24-D2MIG02E24-E4MIG02E24-D3MIG02B24-A4MIG02F24-B4MIG02F24-C

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Welding

Price: $200.00

Member Price: $190.00

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Description

3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. After a basic introduction to metal inert gas (MIG) welding, plasma cutting, and fabrication processes, create a small metal sculpture to take home. Take a Taster and meet new friends or give the gift of creativity to someone special.

All students must review and adhere to all Crucible Health and Safety Policies.

At this time, individuals are not required to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask inside our facility. We strongly encourage staff, faculty, students, and visitors to wear masks and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations in order to keep our community safe.

For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
A student may be eligible for a refund less a non-refundable registration fee. Refunds are based on the type of class and the date of request. All registrations are subject to applicable fees regardless of the payment method or purchaser.

Students wishing to transfer must first withdraw from their registered class, adhering to the Crucible withdrawal policy. Any refund or credit due after withdrawal can be applied to enrollment in a different class.

Refunds for classes regularly priced at $200 or less:

  • Withdrawals made 14 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $50 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-13 days before the first class date: Full refund less $50 registration fee plus $25 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Refunds for adult classes regularly priced over $200 and youth classes outside of youth weeklong camps:

  • Withdrawals made 14 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-13 days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee plus $25 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Refunds for Youth Spring and Summer Weeklong Camps:

  • Withdrawals made 30 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-29 days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee plus $50 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Read our full withdrawal and transfer policy here.

If you wish to withdraw from a class or have questions about the class registration process, please email registrar@thecrucible.org.

At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Jonathan Mueller

Sam Andresen

Jonathan Mueller

Ana Gallira

Ana Gallira is an artist and educator currently living in California’s Bay Area. She especially loves teaching both youth and adults how to weld and encourages students to explore their unique reasons for making. Upon moving to California, Ana quickly tried to find community in the local art scene. She was introduced to The Crucible, became involved as a part-time welding instructor, a full-time enthusiast, and has since become the Co-Head of the Welding Department. Ana is also a board member of Local Artists Berkeley, a non-profit organization that facilitates public art exhibitions for Bay Area artists, and an adjunct professor in the Sculpture department at Diablo Valley Community College in Pleasant Hill, CA.

Ana is originally from New York and has received a Masters in Fine Arts in Sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from SUNY Albany. She has exhibited her artwork at Adelines Lab in Berkeley, CA; Williamsburg Art Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY; Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT; Art Barn, Albany, NY; Montclair University, Montclair, NJ; among others. Her street art installations have been spotted in Germany, Canada, and across the United States. Ana's hobbies include manual machining, sewing, bicycling, hiking, metal fabrication, and is always delighted to meet new people.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   

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