Fall 2019

Welding and Steel Work

Let’s fuse metal and make sparks fly! In this 8-week course, girls will experiment with MIG welding and related steel work (cutting, filing, finishing), practice multiple types of welds, and work on welded steel projects to take home and use for years to come! Previous examples of projects include bookends, a coat rack, a side table, and small planter boxes. Enrollment is limited to 8 to ensure maximum work time on the welder. For both new and returning girls, this class is a great way to improve your welding skills and work on new projects!


About our Welding program

At Girls Garage, welding is our favorite first skill to teach. If you can fuse metal, what can’t you do?! Our after-school Welding classes (Fall, Winter, Spring) convene a small group of 8 girls to maximize 1-on-1 work time with our welding instructor and the machine itself. We teach MIG (metal inert gas) flux-core welding, which is a great entry-level welding type that is forgiving, fun, and structurally sound. In each after-school session, girls work to measure and cut, file, weld, and finish a personal welding project out of standard steel stock. Previous projects have included side tables, kinetic wind sculptures, planter stands, book ends, and rulers. We provide all safety gear including welding jackets, gloves, and auto-darkening helmets.

Program Quick Facts:

  • When: Tuesdays, 3 after-school sessions (Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Who: 16-24 girls per year, ages 10-13
  • What: 3 personal welding projects per year
  • How: By paid online registration
  • How much: $350 per session, scholarships available
  • Instructors: Augusta Sitney, Emily Pilloton