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Beginner Level

Enroll to get:

  • 6 lessons accessible anytime, anywhere
  • Learn by doing with hours of project focused instruction
  • Complete material lists and downloadable project resources
  • One-on-One help with your questions

Metal has been worked by humans for thousands of years, and we have refined the techniques in which we produce and shape metal goods with the help of science and technology. We have even come so far that you, yes YOU! can learn how to weld easily.

This class is designed for those who are completely new to welding but will also give others with experience some ideas and tips about how to become a more skilled welder that is ready to push their craft.

About the Teacher

Hi! I'm Audrey Love, an artist, fabricator, and baker residing in Los Angeles, CA. I received my BFA in Studio Art from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011 with an emphasis in digital media, sculpture, and photography. My intersectional art practice has pushed me to learn skills such as welding, woodworking, and electronics - and I'm still hungry for new skills all the time. When not working on Instructables projects, you can find me camping, hiking, and dancing all over the world.

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Lesson 1: Welcome to Welding

Welome to Welding! This lesson explains what welding is, and the options makers have when it comes to sticking two pieces of metal together.

Lesson 2: Welding Tools and Materials

This lesson goes over common tools for welding metal, as well as a complete list of consumable materials needed for this class.

Lesson 3: Beginning to MIG Weld

Finally, we're welding! In this lesson, we'll set up our MIG welder for use, and practice making a few weld beads.

Lesson 4: Welding Joints

You'll encounter lots of different kinds of cuts and joints when assembling parts for welding. This lesson goes over how to cut down stock and best practices for making welded joints.

Lesson 5: Welding Class Capstone Project

In this lesson, we will build a stool. This project combines all the skills we have learned in this class and leaves you with an awesome piece of furniture for your home.

Lesson 6: Beyond Beginner Welding

Congratulations! You've completed beginner's MIG welding! This lesson points to other resources beyond this class to get you inspired to make your metal and welding dreams come true.