Creative Metal Sculpting in the Welding Shop

  • Sunday, October 31, 2021
  • Sunday, November 21, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • Sunday, October 31, 2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, November 07, 2021, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Sunday, November 21, 2021, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM (PST)
  • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE103121CG
  • 2


*This class has prerequisites. please see below.

Now that you have some basic welding, grinding, and metal-working skills under your belt, it’s time to start working on that piece that you’ve been dreaming of creating. Maybe your vision was spurred by a fascinating found object, a technique that enthralls you, or a space that’s begging for one of your crafted pieces of art. No matter what compels you, this is the class that will help you achieve that vision. It will start with your idea, and Carla will help you make it come to life. A major feature of this class is Resourcing; where to get the right materials; what finish to use; how to achieve the patina you want. This class will improve your skills, and help you along the path of learning what you need to know to actualize your piece. After you have a clear design in mind and a plan on how to construct it, you’ll work on your piece during this three-session class and have access to Carla’s guidance along the way.


  • Prerequisites: MIG #1 and power tools experience.
  • 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)
  • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
  • BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
“Expressing your aesthetic is hugely gratifying and fulfilling!”

Bio: Carla Grahn has 30+ years of metalwork and mixed media experience including: sculpture, furniture, installations, and site-specific architectural pieces, both public and private. She has been teaching Creative Metalworking and Introduction to Welding at Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle for 25 years. Her style is broad and she thrives on discovering/exploring new techniques and combinations of materials. Carla’s work can be viewed on her web site:

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