Introduction to Soldering

August 25 - August 29, 2023

Introduction to Soldering

$815.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $80

Too much magic to be science and too much science to be magic, soldering can be an enigmatic process. Understanding it, however, opens the gateway to the world of creative metalsmithing. This workshop will introduce soldering from the ground up, including torch types and equipment setup, understanding fluxes, heating strategies, complex solder setups, and more. If you are ready to dive into the glamorous world of flames and flux, this is for you.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Nash Quinn

Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who works with a wide range of materials and techniques. Originally from Wyoming, he received a BFA from the University of Wyoming and an MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He teaches, lectures, and exhibits his work nationwide. Nash currently lives in Houston, TX, where he recently completed a residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

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