Mirabella-Finch Sculpture Studio
Welding Classes

In association with the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art of Augusta, GA, www.ghia.org, 706.722.5495, Roger Finch is proud to pass on over 50 years of welding knowledge as a tool: to create art, repair equipment or build something. If you desire to learn welding select this link for more information or to sign up for one of his classes. Both classes are taught at his studio.

Mirabella-Finch Studio
4510 Peach Orchard Rd.
Hephzibah, GA.

Student/Instructor Ratio: 4 to 1
Class times: 9am to 12:30pm, for 6 Saturdays
Contact the Gertrude Herbert Institute for Registration, Fees, Calendar Dates and Schedules

OXY-Acetylene Welding, Brazing and Torch Soldering

This course offers the welding student instruction on how to use oxy-acetylene equipment to cut and join steel, aluminum, copper, and cast iron. At their own work station, students will learn the techniques of torch welding, brazing and soldering. Students will also learn plasma cutting. All basic supplies, except the required textbook Welders Handbook by Richard Finch (available from the Home Depot, Lowes and local book stores), are included in the materials fee. A personal safety list will be provided upon registration.

STICK and M.I.G. ARC WELDING

This more advanced course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, the students will learn both MIG and stick arc welding process. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. Instruction will include the use of oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting equipment. All basic supplies, except the required textbook Welders Handbook by Richard Finch (available from the Home Depot, Lowe's and local bookstores) are included in the materials fee. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration.



Learning the proper gas mixture.



Heating the work to start a puddle.



Working the puddle or bead across the work.



Students practice at their own fully equipped work station.


Students will learn to cut metal using various methods.


Mr. Finch passes on over 50 years of welding experience.
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