Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Ages 13 - 17
Welding for Teens
Jul 11 - 15, 2022
Teens learn the exciting fundamentals of Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding, the tools of metal fabrication and also establish a foundation of steel applications in this dynamic weeklong workshop designed for beginners. Students practice setting up tools correctly, workspace preparation and strategies for successful welding practices. The goal of this course is for each participant to create a soundly-welded steel sculpture with a proper finish and to gain a working knowledge of welding, cutting and handling of steel sculpture.
MIG welding, various steel cutting methods, grinding, priming and finishing techniques, plasma and water jet cuttingSupply List
Teddy Andriese is an artist focusing on functional and sculptural furniture made primarily from wood and metal. He received his BFA with a concentration in Furniture Design and Woodworking from Northern Michigan University in 2020 and is the Studio Coordinator of Sculpture at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Preferred pronouns: he/him
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Express your creativity and vision by exploring the limitless art of sculpture. At Anderson Ranch, our sculpture program offers a vibrant spectrum of workshops that reflect a variety of studio practices. At the confluence of tradition and technology, these programs are material and technique-rich, ranging from classical metal fabrication to experimental digital production.
Students work in communal and interactive studios designed for all levels of experience, supporting traditional and nontraditional methods. The sculpture studios are fully equipped with advanced machinery and offer additional outdoor covered workspace.
Our renowned sculpture faculty work closely with students through critical discussions, material demonstrations and individual assistance. Instructors encourage exploration and experimentation, emphasizing process and idea development. We complement this with a focus on process and sound construction. You leave with far more than finished pieces—you walk away with the tools and inspiration required to elevate your studio practice.
Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.
Sketchbook and pencils
Lodging & Meals
Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.
We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.
The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.
Health & Safety
Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and traveler’s insurance.
Child & Teen Scholarships
Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, both individuals and foundations, either through endowed funds or special gifts.