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ARTS110M - Welding for the Artist (1-4-3)

An introduction to welding for the artist. Students develop structurally and aesthetically sound welding techniques in arc and gas welding to create two- and three-dimensional artwork. Emphasis is on safety, hands-on practice, equipment and process selection, joint design and filler metal characteristics. Students learn to safely flame cut mild steel as well as bend metal using torch heat. Braze welding is discussed and practiced. Includes demonstrations in other welding processes more suitable to welding aluminum and stainless steel. Also covers the art of blacksmithing, an introduction to the history of sculpture and examples of sculptors and their work. (Fulfills Fine Arts requirement)