Welding: Intro to TIG #1

  • Sunday, July 10, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • BARN Welding Studio 2:00-5:00pm, Class Code: WE071022PC
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  • $113 + $15 materials fee
  • $87 + $15 material fee

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TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. 

There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 


  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

  • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
  • Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
  • Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

    Instructor Bio:

    Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.                                                                             
    Patrick Clanton Email: [email protected]

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