Early Fee

Welding Sculptures

$1,035.00 $935.00

19 Oct 19 – 7 Dec 19, Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm
David Horton

Learn fundamental welding skills, to cut, shape and bend steel, and apply surface treatments to complete small-scale welded sculptures. Find full details including course overview, teacher profile and materials list below. 

Early fee ends 25 Aug 19

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Full Details

Term: Term Four 2019
Start Date: 19 October 2019
End Date: 7 December 2019
Time: Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Number of classes: 8
Teacher: David Horton

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $1,035.00
Early Fee: $935.00
Concession Fee: $985.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Learn fundamental welding skills and complete small-scale welded steel sculptures. David Horton demonstrates techniques using arc and MIG welders and oxyacetylene to cut, shape and bend steel, as well as ways to grind steel and use surface treatments suited to steel. He discusses the aesthetics of form and space and introduces students to sculptors who have made significant contributions to the field.

teacher profile

David Horton is an award-winning sculptor who uses welded steel to explore space and light through mellifluous line and geometric form. He has won major awards in the Sculpture by the Sea, Helen Lempriere, Waverley Woollahra, Transfield and the Sydney Airport Sculpture Prize. He is a lecturer in sculpture and drawing at the National Art School and Sydney Grammar School. His sculptures are currently being exhibited at the McClelland Sculpture Survey exhibition in Melbourne.

materials list

A4 sketchbook or visual diary and drawing media such as pencils/pens
2 x P2 grade disposable dust masks, purchased from hardware stores

Mild steel

Bring an assortment of pieces of mild steel for making your sculptures. Mild steel is the most common metal around us and is the kind that rusts easily of left exposed to the weather. You will be working with mild steel only and need to bring in an assortment of pieces with you. The sculpture department has a small supply of mild steel for demonstration.

You can find off-cuts and refuse from the engineering, manufacturing and building industries. It is available from smaller scrap metal yards, industrial bins (with permission) and rural properties. Machine or car parts containing grease or plastic and heavily painted pieces give off toxic fumes when burnt so are best avoided.

Additional personal protection

The Sculpture Department will provide basic personal protection such as earplugs or muffs, face shields, helmets etc. However, it is good if you can supply your own face shield (mask). Your lecturer will discuss the specific Work Health & Safety (WHS) obligations of welding in the first class.

Gloves, Weld Guard Premium Welding Gauntlet, $16.00 from BOC

Face Shields

Weld Guard Auto Charge welding helmet $110.00 or 3M Speedglas 100S Black welding helmet $269

You must wear covered footwear. Sturdy leather or steel capped shoes will best protect your feet. Protective clothing such as old long sleeve shirt and long pants are ideal. Avoid light, flammable and synthetic materials.

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