metal Studio

In our metal studio, we make sculptures, boxes, curtain hooks, paperweights, candelabras, and more—and we teach you how to make them, too . We offer several introductory classes to welding, and students who complete intermediate classes have access to an experienced welders work night. Every student that takes a class leaves with their own work.

metal Studio Classes

Custom Bottle Opener

Price: $75
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: None
Ages: Must be 21+ to imbibe

In this class you will learn the basic metal shaping techniques to create your own steel bottle opener with a wooden handle. You'll learn to use drill presses and grinders to prepare material, learn the basics of using a forge, anvil, and hammer to shape steel, and then how to grind everything into a handle made just for you. Finally, to wrap up the evening, test out your handy work with a great brew. Taught by local craftsman, Michael Mattox, of Mattox Knives.



Price: $90
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: None
Ages: 18 and older

Develop fundamental skills in creating and repairing metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles. This introductory class includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety. Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.

NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.


Price: $140
Supply fee: included
Pre-requisite: None
Ages: 18 and older

Create or repair functional metal objects; tools, furniture, hardware, etc. This class covers weld joints, fabrication techniques, measuring instruments, layout techniques, distortion control with an emphasis on good design practices, material choice, and repair procedures. Students will leave with either a new functional object or a repaired object.

NOTE: Feel free to bring a small broken metal object you’d like to repair (be aware not all items are repairable).


Currently, we are not open for metal studio memberships, but sign up for our newsletter to be notified as our metal studio offerings change.