Introduction to Welding
Join this fun and supportive introduction to the world of metal sculpture. Learn basic MIG welding, metal working, and braising in this weekly welding class. You will be encouraged to explore creating small sculptural works. No prior experience is necessary. Class is held outdoors and will run weather permitting. Proper attire is required: cotton pants, long sleeved shirt, and closed toe shoes. Bring a bandana and tie back long hair.
Ben Fox, LCMHC, Artistree Art Educator & Coordinator, is a local expressive arts therapist with a long and diverse history of art and trades experience. A stained glass artisan in his youth, Ben sought further arts education at RISD and the Pilchuck School of Glass. Ben has a Masters of Arts in Expressive Therapies and a B.A. in Studio Art from Hamilton College. He has taught and worked in various creative fields such as making outdoor clothing and bags, fine woodworking, photography, and lately outdoor sculpture.
Mark van Gulden, Music Director at Artistree, is a musician living in Barnard and working throughout the state and the Northeast. Specializing in vibraphone and percussion, Mark has a BFA in Music Performance and Composition from Johnson State College. He has worked in Vermont as a freelance musician for many years, playing concerts and club dates, and has been involved with multiple recording projects. Mark enjoys developing an exciting, vibrant, and accessible music program for the Upper Valley community.