october, 2020

This is a repeating event

21oct6:00 pm9:00 pmMankato MakerSpaceWelding Basics 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Mankato Makerspace, 1700 3rd Ave., MankatoCategories:Classes & Education,Hobby, Craft, & Making


Event Details

Welding is such a versatile skill to have and comes in handy when something needs to be fixed, fabricated, or your creativity kicks in. We are excited to show you how to get started and help you get the basics under your belt so you can move on to the fun stuff. Register here.

In this session you will be learning MIG and Arc welding: welding safety, equipment use, proper preparation, hands-on practice of various types of welding joint techniques, as well as what quality welds should look like and how to trouble-shoot. Each student will be adding to “the rubber-band ball” that is our weld monster (aka scrap steel) because this workshop is set up as first time experience and practice session (there will be no specific project that you will be taking home at the end of this lesson).

Safety comes first so wear your Welders Best which is: closed-toe shoes, work clothes that can get dirty or singed preferably jeans and a long sleeve 100% cotton shirt (synthetic fabrics can be flammable) and your hair up.

Do you REALLY want to take this class but the dates/times don’t work out for ya? No problem! Please contact Dustin to schedule a private lesson at dustin.swiers@gmail.com or 507-273-0745. Let us know if you have any questions about tickets, scheduling, projects, or commissions.


  • 1 ticket per student
  • Sign up with a partner! so you can enjoy this exciting new experience with your significant other, bestie, or family member.
  • The class size is 4 students max.
  • Your ticket covers all class fees which pay for fuel and materials, equipment use and instruction.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mankato Makerspace

1700 3rd Ave., Mankato