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The Welding Studio operates as a research lab in the form of an industrial metalworking shop. Students can choose to gain trade-level knowledge of welding technologies or learn how to safely experiment with various processes to redefine how they may be used within the context of contemporary art practice. The shop supports hot and cold work and features a large fabrication space, fully stocked materials room, and high ceilings with an overhead hoist to accommodate large-scale work.

Using the Studio


This studio can only be accessed by certified users when a safety monitor is present and a class is not currently meeting in the space. 

How to gain access

To receive certification, users must be currently or previously enrolled in a class in the studio, sign up for and attend certification sessions, or contact the Studio Manager for other training and certification options. All studio users must sign the user agreement and abide by the Policies linked below. To access the user agreement, contact the Studio Manager.

Studio users must not use equipment they haven’t been trained on. Contact the Studio Manager for training.

Note: Close-toed shoes are required to work in this studio. Natural fibers, long pants are strongly recommended. 

Safety & Policies

All users must read, sign, and abide by the Studio Policies and Contract document which outlines studio safety and procedures. Simply reading the document does not grant access. See How to Gain Access above.

Tools & Equipment