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Welding Introduction with Nyree Smith

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Sat & Sun, 28 & 29 September 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Mullumbimby, NSW 1 $470.00


If you’ve always wanted to learn electric welding but have never had the opportunity, or you may simply want to hone your welding skills, then here’s your chance. Let metal artisan / fabricator, Nyree, take you on a journey to greater independence and practical, creative empowerment through the amazing world of metalwork!

You’ll be instructed on types of welders and their uses before specifically focusing on the Arc (MMA) and MIG (GMAW) welders. We’ll compare gas vs. gasless set-ups, learn about different metals, types of welds and problem troubleshooting.

Step by step we’ll explore how to prepare a space, and yourself, for safe and effective welding. There will be plenty of hands-on tool’s action to practice your welding skills as well as steel grinding, sanding and pop riveting. All this while creating very own decorative steel jewellery/ pencil case to take home.

If you’re interested in sampling this trade or exploring its creative and practical possibilities, this course is for you. No previous metalworking experience required.

What to bring

  • Bring own lunch and minimum 1-2 litres of drinking water/ beverage
  • Wear work boots, steel capped if you have them
  • Wear long cotton drill or denim pants, no frayed cuffs
  • Bring long sleaved thick cotton “overshirt” (flannelette cotton ok) and wear cotton T-shirt or tank top.
  • NB: Clothing is likely to get dirty
  • Tie up long hair and trim nails to 5mm maximum length
All points listed above are considered mandatory for involvement in this class

Important information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will include your receipt and inform you of the dates, times and venue for your course. It will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you.

Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Students are required to be 15 years old and above at the time of enrolment.

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We keep our class sizes small so that you get a better experience. Avoid disappointment, enrol early!  

Tutor Profile:

Nyree Smith

Smithing and metalwork have been my career and passion for 30 years, 22 of them with my own business. I apply an artisan philosophy and application to my work, and have won awards from the Australia Council for the Arts, George Alexander Foundation and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. These have enabled me to gain further specialised training in contemporary and ancient metalworking techniques. It is a dream of mine to make the world of metalwork more accessible and interesting to other women, to have others feel what it’s like to construct and create with this infinitely malleable material, the possibilities are endless and the feeling is empowering and inspiring.