The application deadline for Camp Metalhead at the Steel Yard is June 11. Camp Metalhead is a
. . . two-week intensive introduction to creative metal fabrication. Each morning offers a unique behind-the-scenes experience at a local manufacturing business or artist’s studio. The rest of the day is spent in the Steel Yard studio learning how to weld!
This program covers the basics of shop safety as well as various metal fabrication techniques including MIG welding and oxygen-acetylene torch cutting. Metalheads will first practice their skills on their own individual project to take home. Then, as part of the program, they will move on to design and fabricate a piece of functional public art for a local neighborhood.
Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 18. The camp runs Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm, from July 16 through July 27. “Students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool — synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame.” Always a good rule really. And no flip flops.
Also — the Steel Yard is having an Open House for anyone interested in taking courses or maybe you’re just curious about what the hell goes on in that place. Friday, May 18, 5:30pm to 8pm. Free admission.