Introductory Welding Class for Artists by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London
Introductory Welding Class for Artists by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London

Introductory Welding Class for Artists

by London Sculpture Workshop

28 reviews
28 reviews
Introductory welding class in London for students looking to learn the basic skills for welding and metal molding, including mig and arc welding

Welding Class

3 hour class

Beginner

Woolwich SE18

Introductory Welding Class for Artists
by London Sculpture Workshop
3 hour class
£50 per person

Classes

3 hour class

Daytime

This 3-hour welding class in London will teach you the basic skills of mig and arc welding.

This class will absolutely fly by but the knowledge you learn will stay with you forever. You get a chance to get extremely hands-on, with scrap metal so there is no need to be precious and under the supervision and guidance of a professional.

The basics of mig and arc welding are essential skills for if you want to carry on metal work. The skills of metal welding can be used in all sorts of art and used on different types of materials. It's an essential skill for any avid sculpture artists, although it can be dangerous. It is always best to learn these things with the help of a professional. You are not only taught the skill, but the essential safety information which you will practice all throughout your welding career.

Taught in the amazing London Sculpture Workshop on the banks of the river Thames, these classes fill up incredibly fast, so book in advance to avoid any dissapointment.

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Mon 3 Jun, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Woolwich, SE18 5NR
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Mon 3 Jun, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon 10 Jun, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon 10 Jun, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Mon 24 Jun, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Mon 24 Jun, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon 1 Jul, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon 1 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
Mon 22 Jul, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Mon 22 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
Tue 23 Jul, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
Tue 23 Jul, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
Wed 24 Jul, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
Wed 28 Aug, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Wed 28 Aug, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
Mon 23 Sep, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR
Mon 23 Sep, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR

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Did you know?

The earliest evidence of welding are hand held gold boxes which can be traced back to the Bronze Age - thats a very very *very* long time ago for those that weren't paying attention in History class, guilty?!
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Reviews (28)
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Rachael
11 Jun
Brilliant experience! Fab tutor, great venue. Full review here: http://flipsidenavigator.com/look-mum-im-grinding-and-welding/
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Beth
21 Sep
I gave the class to my partner as a birthday gift and he absolutely loved it. As a keen craftsman, he was so excited to try out welding and was not disappointed. The tutor leading the class was so knowledgeable and passionate about his craft, and he came home with three things he had welded! 10/10

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Rachael
11 Jun
Brilliant experience! Fab tutor, great venue. Full review here: http://flipsidenavigator.com/look-mum-im-grinding-and-welding/
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Beth
21 Sep
I gave the class to my partner as a birthday gift and he absolutely loved it. As a keen craftsman, he was so excited to try out welding and was not disappointed. The tutor leading the class was so knowledgeable and passionate about his craft, and he came home with three things he had welded! 10/10
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Jane
13 Jan
Excellent course. A surprising amount covered in three hours. Entirely hands on combined with very good technical information. Great facilities. No improvements to suggest, highly recommended!
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Frost
31 Jan
This was an excellent introduction to welding. Lots of hands on, practical time to get to grips with it all. Would highly recommend anyone interested in trying out welding to give it a go!
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Hugo
10 Mar
Really good. Andrew went over all types of welding. He gave us a brief safety instruction and how best to use the certain types of welders/techniques. He then let us get on with it. We had lots of scrap metal to practice on and there were lots of welders, so no one was waiting in line. I feel that I can make something now. Thanks!
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Wendy
10 Mar
Professional friendly inclusive educational workshop even for a complete novice. I even got a slow motion vid clip of me taken while using a mic welding . Andrew was attentive and left us to practise when we got the hang of it and he let me take some photos of his machinery . Would recommend for non-artists like myself.
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Margarida
30 Aug
It was a great class! Lots of fun - some confusion, as the instructor at one point said that the class was in fact 'basics of welding' and not intro for artists... Still, worth the visit.
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Helen
30 Aug
Excellent - fun and informative. Can't wait to try another class at London Sculpture Workshop!
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Hazel
16 Apr
Perfect introduction. Relaxed atmosphere and small class size made this a really good way to acquaint myself with welding. Great tutor, I loved every minute of this class.
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sarah
18 Jun
This was an excellent course, the teacher is calm, easy to understand and very encouraging. The workshop is clean, well organised and safe with all the equipment you could need.The course starts out with instruction and quickly moves on to your own experiementation under his watchful eye.
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Claire
13 Nov
Great class for a total beginner to welding, good balance between tutorial and letting us do out own thing: plenty of safety and background but also just enough time to play with the materials and make a couple of things to take home. Thank you!
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Ruth
13 Jan
An excellent introduction with a good tutor and gave a useful overview of welding methods. Looking forward to doing the full metal fabrication days.
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Anonymous
12 Feb
Very warm and welcoming for a complete beginner. Only downside was five people sharing a welder meant not as much hands on practice as I would have liked.
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Mark
16 Feb
Really enjoyed the course. Lauren was a very good trainer and explained everything clearly and carefully, was happy to answer questions, and go off piste when necessary. Thanks again.
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Rosina
17 Feb
I had a really great afternoon - and learnt so much in a short time. The session covered Mig, Tigg, Arc and Spot welding, grinding and finishing. A great springboard for planning future ideas and projects.
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Paul
24 Apr
Excellent. Perfect balance of theory and hands-on with the emphasis on hands-on. Great tutor who was there when required but not looking over your shoulder all the time. Everyone left with a small creation. Thank you.
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Dave
9 May
Although I do not consider myself to be an artist, I did want to have an expert-led introduction to welding for the purposes of general repairs and new-fixture building, including for a canal boat. The course delivered that very well with excellent theoretical and hands-on aspects. Welding is a practical activity and the course balanced that well with basic theory. I enjoyed the course and felt that it was very good value for money. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone wishing to get a positive and practical start to welding, how to do it, how to fix basic issues, how to choose a welder for your needs and (not least) how to be safe.
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Will
17 May
Lauren was clear, instructive, serious when she had to be (health and safety issues) and good fun in her teaching method. I really didn't want to leave. I don't know why I left it so long to do one of your courses. Already trawling through the courses to find the next one. Many thanks, Will
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Aali
6 Nov
I did the 2 days welding course to understand metal and it’s properties. I had an ambitious goal to design a spiral staircase at my flat. The course exceeded all my expectations. Andrew was patient, knowledgeable and very methodical with his teaching. He helped me master the basics in measurements and welding skills. I was so proud that I was able to make a side table (albeit slightly wobbly;) in two days. I would highly recommend anyone thinking of working with metals to learn from Andrew.
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Claire
6 Nov
Really enjoyed the day, super keen to get some cheap welding stuff and play at home now too :-D
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Ame
8 Nov
I booked the class as a present for my partner who was realyl delighted with the hands on nature of the class and how much he learnt. ,
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Stuart Mackay
12 Nov
Friendly, helpful and fun - for me (male). Less so my girlfriend, who found it quite daunting - but the tutor eventually helped her out with an alternative approach, so she came away satisfied. Its a very basic intro so don't arrive with too much ambition!
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A
19 Feb
Good, and I now know understand several techniques for welding or otherwise joining metal together, including several I didn't know existed. The balance of time spent explaining various tools (including power settings on various types of welders) vs the hands-on experience was perhaps just a little too far towards the explaining for my personal learning style. If it wasn't just a 3-hour class this would be ok, and even potentially interesting, but I would say it went just too far beyond what we would need to know for that session, at the expense of hands-on time. I did come away with two practical household items made from scraps - a trivet and an over-the-door coat hook. Neither are lookers (hey, first attempt at MIG welding!) but the engineering is sound and both are now in use at home. Also, perhaps this is sightly nitpicky, but I had real trouble finding a set of coveralls that fit - they were either absolutely tiny (several sizes too small) or literally falling off my body to the point that it was dangerous - even with rolled sleeves & legs I was tripping over the material. I'm a size 12 & 5'4", not exactly unusual! Several other students were broadly similarly sized, so maybe they just got there first, but another few pairs of 'medium' coveralls would help. On balance, a solid 4 stars, and I'm really glad to have found a facility like this in London - odds are very good that I'll be back at some point to create, craft or repair something in metal. The site is fairly remote though only about a 5 min walk from a bus stop with a bunch of buses from Woolrich / North Greenwich, and never felt unsafe, even at night in the dark winter evening. Do note that Citymapper and other mapping providers may show the wrong entry location to the Thames Side Studios, which caused me and others a bit of lost time finding the place! Once you get the right entrance, the directions provided via Obby are fine.
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Erkin
7 Apr
Friendly and very informative class will be returning.
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Gabriel
9 Apr
It was good, got to use some machinery, learn about the various welds, different joints. Informative and fun, good bunch of class mates too.
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bernie
13 Apr
Very friendly and informative
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Elaine
13 Apr
What a great course! Learnt so much in just 3 hours. Andrew explained things really well and was on hand all afternoon to help and guide us. Will be doing more courses with him! Really loved it and wasn’t as scared as I thought I’d be being a complete newbie to welding!
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Eta
8 May
Great class! Just enough time to understand the basics of welding but also get stuck in and try my hand at a bit myself. I loved it. Great instruction.

Class location

Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Introductory Welding Class for Artists by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London

About your host, London Sculpture Workshop

London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.

Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.

London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at RCA and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.

We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.

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Notes

It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear.

Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Introductory Welding Class for Artists
by London Sculpture Workshop
3 hour class
£50 per person
3 hour class
from £50 per person