Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus

Course Details
$275 4 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time

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Gowanus, Brooklyn
117B 11th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this metal working class:

Learn the fundamentals of metal fabrication and welding by building a small metal planter.

Put on your helmets and make sparks fly!

If you’ve ever admired the wizardry of a welder at work, this class is for you. In one evening, you can gain entry into the world of metal fabrication, learning from masters to make your own metal work and emerge stronger, faster, smarter – or at least with awesome, fiery new skills! Be the wizard.

This workshop will introduce you to the core skills used in metal fabrication – cutting, welding and grinding – through the guided creation of a small minimalist planter. Mentored by an expert craftsperson, you’ll get LOTS of hands-on experience with all the tools needed to cut, shape, weld, and polish steel. You’ll practice and develop your skills and artistry, and apply them to creating your own custom, practical, and beautiful finished work to take home.

Finally, you’ll be able to personalize your planter’s features, including it’s “feet” and finish. For example, you can choose to leave your planter “clean and shiny” or use our engravers to personalize it however you see fit.

This workshop will push you to work hard so you can get those great rewards – new competence, new creation, new confidence. Whether you are already familiar with some power tools or a total novice, you will emerge with greater comfort in the shop and new skills. Whether this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience or the beginning of a love affair with metal, you will take home a cool, custom object, learn something new and different, and have a good time. Get in there and make some sparks fly!

Skill Level : Beginner — This course is designed for beginners with little or no prior metal fabrication experience.

Tools and techniques : You’ll get lots of hands-on time with a MIG welder, as well as angle grinders and various hand tools.

Length: 4 hours, give or take thirty minutes.

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Refund Policy
Notify us 48 hours in advance of the class to cancel or reschedule.

If you miss your appointment, cancel or change your appointment with less than 48 hours notice, you will not be entitled to any refund or rescheduling possibilities.

This policy is in place out of respect for our artists and other paying customers.

Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice are difficult to fill. By giving last minute notice or no notice at all, you prevent someone else from being able to schedule into that time slot.


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Take the F, G or R train to 4 Ave – 9th St station. Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.

Start Dates (6)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
8:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
8:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275

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Question from Daniel M.
How should I come dressed for this?
Question from anonymous
Hi, I was wondering if we are able to design our own table or if we will use a standard template? Thank you Gavin Kelly
Answer from Taras K. Verified Educator
Hi Gavin, The table built in this workshop follows a standard template, but have the Choice of 1/4" steel rod or 1/4" x 1/8" steel angle material for the legs, and are encouraged to ask about additions or changes to the template. While we can't guarantee that every idea will translate to a functional design, we love to see people think outside the box! -Liam
Question from anonymous
Hi, are supplies included in this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, supplies are included.
Question from Maryanne C.
What is the size of the “small scale coffee table”?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
HI MaryAnne! The size of the table is approximately 10"X10" and 15” height.
Question from Aidan C.
Do you learn how to use a lathe and milling machine in this class?
Answer from Seth Q. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Lathe and milling machine is not being used in the class, just anglegrinders, and welding.
Answer from Erika A. Verified Student
Not in this class. You used routers, welder, angle grinder and learned to bend metal.
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Reviews of Classes at Craftsman Ave (341)

(341 Reviews)
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Rob H. on 4/26/2021
I took Craftsman Ave's "Make a Steel Planter Box (Introduction to Welding and Metal Fabrication)" class this past weekend and had a blast. The instructor was knowledgeable and the perfect amount of hands on. The space is very cool and safety was top notch. This won't be my last time at Craftsman Ave. Thanks guys!
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Hildingur M. on 4/2/2021
Amazing class, amazing instructor, amazing workshop in Brooklyn!
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Philip P. on 8/21/2020
I had a great time at the Welding and Metal Fabrication class. It was a wonderful casual atmosphere, everything was well organized, the site was open and easy to maneuver in. The instructors were extremely helpful, knowledgeable and supportive. I will be back for more classes here. You should go also.
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Julia P. on 3/9/2020
Instructors were highly informed and personable. I thought the class time listed would take forever. However performing tasks were so engaging!! Time quickly flew by. I loved getting to take home my flowerpot.
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/8/2020
thrilling class, personal attention, cool space
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