Introduction to MIG Welding and Basic Metalworking Practices


Start Date



Friday, 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm–


Collins G-1 (Basement Metalshop)

End Date


Meeting Day

Friday, Saturday & Sunday



This course will focus on MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding, and processes to cut and manipulate metal that are available to the beginning metalworker. Easily acquired tools such as Angle Grinders, hand files, and bolt cutters will be at the center of our weekend long investigations. Friday will focus on basic shop safety and personal protection equipment, with an introduction to the tools. Saturday morning we will begin welding, using auto-darkening welding shields. Metal forming and cutting will fill out the afternoon. Sunday we will complete our small projects, with time reserved for discussion and reflection on the weekend’s workshop.

This class meets in person on campus in the Collins Building basement room G-1.

Matthew Hincman is Professor of Fine Art 3D Sculpture at MassArt. He received a BFA from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He has exhibited widely and is the recipient of numerous awards including the MassArt Foundation Fellowship and he was an exhibition winner, Art … Read more