Welding: Intro to MIG Welding #1

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME271019EM
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  • $85 + $18 materials fee
  • $65 + $18 materials fee

To register and pay off-line or use a credit in your BARN account, please call the registrar at (206) 842-4475 x216 or come into BARN.

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MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

This is hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series. The class is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately an hour and a half of hands-on practice and guidance on technique.  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.

Small class size (4) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.


  • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
  • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.   (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
  • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.

Instructor: Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

Contact: ErinMunter@gmail.com

Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.

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