Jan 28 & 29: Feel for Steel

Registration for this class is filled - please complete the interest form below so you can sign up next time!

Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 10am-4pm

MTC Welding Lab, Chesapeake College, 1000 College Cir, Wye Mills, MD 21679

Must be 17 or older, students 16 and under must have a parent present.

Chesapeake College Department of Welding and Fabrication Training has extended a unique invitation to the membership of Chestertown RiverArts to attend a workshop at their facility in Wye, Maryland. This first-rate teaching and fabrication facility is an ideal environment for the beginner and expert who want to get a "feel for steel.” With eighteen welding stations, a plasma cutting machine, milling machines and forging equipment, students will be introduced to basic welding and metal forming skills, and come away with a functional object that demonstrates the quality of their learning experience. Safety Equipment is available but students may want to purchase their own safety glasses or face shields and leather gloves. All skill levels and genders are welcome! This Continuing Education Course will explore the basics of metal forming and shaping, in addition to welding and cutting techniques. Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to: Explore the basics of GMAW (MIG) Welding and blacksmithing. Produce functional decorative elements from parts with improvisation.


  1. Wear sturdy cotton clothes only, no synthetics as they can burn.
  2. Shoes should also be leather (boots) rubber soles fine, just no mesh uppers and hot slag and burn through and cause problems. 
  3. Long hair needs to be tied back. 


  1. Gloves: Try them on beforehand if you can to make sure they’re not too tight. Men’s and womens’ gloves can be found at JBK, Tractor and Supply, the Mill Center, Home Depot and Lowes. Just buy soft gloves, not stiff-  LEATHER ONLY!
  2. Face masks for welding fumes or particulate matter 
  3. Safety glasses

Registration Info

Registration Fee: $350

You will receive an email confirmation upon registration. Sometimes our registration system experiences a hiccup. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you are NOT registered. If this happens, PLEASE contact us at 410-778-6300 or for assistance. Thank you!


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