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Metalwork - Tooled Up

5(7 reviews)
A fantastic, practical, hands-on one day course to get you feeling more confident in working with metal.
Woolwich
In-person
£125 pp
7hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

You will learn about marking out, cutting and you will construct your own personal tool box to take home.

What will I Learn How to assemble a basic, useful toolkit for metal work projects How to use and care for them – “the right tool for the right job” Fundamental techniques in metal craft How to make a Toolbox

What will I do Measuring, marking out and cutting materials. Drilling, punching, spot welding. Understanding of screws and glues. Bending metals and constructing You will learn to use these in a safe and efficient way to create your own handy Toolbox to…

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Things to remember

At the beginning of each course/workshop your tutor will go over H&S protocols with the group.

It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Latest Reviews
5(7 reviews)
Patrick - 14 November 2022
I had been looking forward to this workshop for months, and was not disappointed! I knew about the various ways of building with metal, but really wanted to get hands on experience with them, and the project in this workshop covered them nicely - measuring, marking, punching, cutting, folding, riveting, and spot welding. I now have a better understanding of the time and effort involved in working with metal. I have my own project in mind and have been considering whether to do it myself or hire an established manufacturer. I now have a better perspective with which to make that decision. Andrew, who led the workshop, was very helpful and encouraging throughout the day. I was really pleased with the metal toolbox I made and took home. Thank you Andrew!
Caterina - 11 February 2022
Great intro to metalworking with sheet metal. Learnt to use metal marking and cutting tools and larger machines for easy trimming and bending. The fun ones for me are the spot welder, and the riveter. The teacher Andrew helped to sort out any mistakes and made sure we all finished our toolbox (I might paint mine :).
Isabelle Tracy - 6 February 2022
This course was excellent. The task - making a toolbox for our newly-familiar metal hand tools - involved the following skills: reading a drawing, measuring, cutting, folding, working, drilling, riveting, and spot welding. I followed it up immediately with another course to grow my confidence and familiarity with the workshop and its machinery, which worked well for me. Mine was not the most elegant toolbox that came out of the workshop, but I like the evidence of my learning it displays! Strong recommend for anyone who wants to build their skills, confidence and familiarity, ahead of freestyling their own creations.
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Age Requirement

18

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Your Teacher

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…

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Class Location
London Sculpture Workshop
Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

Reviews

Patrick - 14 November 2022
I had been looking forward to this workshop for months, and was not disappointed! I knew about the various ways of building with metal, but really wanted to get hands on experience with them, and the project in this workshop covered them nicely - measuring, marking, punching, cutting, folding, riveting, and spot welding. I now have a better understanding of the time and effort involved in working with metal. I have my own project in mind and have been considering whether to do it myself or hire an established manufacturer. I now have a better perspective with which to make that decision. Andrew, who led the workshop, was very helpful and encouraging throughout the day. I was really pleased with the metal toolbox I made and took home. Thank you Andrew!
Caterina - 11 February 2022
Great intro to metalworking with sheet metal. Learnt to use metal marking and cutting tools and larger machines for easy trimming and bending. The fun ones for me are the spot welder, and the riveter. The teacher Andrew helped to sort out any mistakes and made sure we all finished our toolbox (I might paint mine :).
Isabelle Tracy - 6 February 2022
This course was excellent. The task - making a toolbox for our newly-familiar metal hand tools - involved the following skills: reading a drawing, measuring, cutting, folding, working, drilling, riveting, and spot welding. I followed it up immediately with another course to grow my confidence and familiarity with the workshop and its machinery, which worked well for me. Mine was not the most elegant toolbox that came out of the workshop, but I like the evidence of my learning it displays! Strong recommend for anyone who wants to build their skills, confidence and familiarity, ahead of freestyling their own creations.
Damon Troth - 14 July 2021
A great one-day foundation workshop/class in metal fabrication; involving cutting, bending, drilling/punching, spot welding/pop riveting; to make a useful steel tool carrier. Mine wasn't the prettiest made that day, but it works and I learnt loads about metalworking and the value of material choice, workflow and prototyping. The instructor: Andy, was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and helped me and the other students get the most out of the day.
Sam Harvey - 20 April 2021
I had a fabulous day. Andy was brilliant, patient and I learnt loads. I can't wait to return for more.
steve - 13 August 2020
It was a great workshop. Not too many people so it was a safe space during this time. Andrew was very helpful explaining what the typical tools are and the equipment was and how it can be used. He was on hand to help out with any problems and running us through the steps in general. Very friendly and I love being able to get into making something physical by hand! Very highly recommended!
Lisa - 15 January 2019
I had a brilliant day and learned loads from Andy who was a fantastic tutor. He was extremely patient with us, as we got to grips with different types of metal, new tools and metalworking machines. It was also really good to get the opportunity to complete a project in just one day. I was really proud of my new toolbox! Highly recommend this to anyone looking for an introduction to metal work.