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Fire it Up: Art Welding – G200723

Join our “welding-in-the-round” community and experience the thrill of metal art welding surrounded by the incredible beauty of Ghost Ranch. Learn the basics of oxygen-acetylene welding and brazing, MIG welding and plasma cutting to make functional pieces and metal sculpture. Create your pieces using scrap metal from ferrous (iron) and non-ferrous materials that are in our ‘treasure’ pile. All materials are provided, but you may want to bring your own snug-fitting leather gloves for comfort. The Ghost Ranch legacy of ‘Wretched Welders’ is honored to be offered for over 40 years, come be a part of the family! Open to all levels of experience age 15 plus.
Please note that our workshop price structure packages your tuition, course materials, lodging and meals together in a single rate.

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During this Covid-19 Pandemic Period, full refunds will be given as requested for workshops scheduled through May. This period may be extended or refunds considered per request. Please consider leaving your funds on deposit for another Ghost Ranch workshop or future stay. Or, consider donating a portion to help us through this unique business period.

Traditional Policy: Written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January Term – see below.

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

 Workshops always begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed..

What is double occupancy and single occupancy lodging?
  • All-inclusive rates include double occupancy lodging, meaning that we will have two participants per room in most cases.If you do not specify a roommate, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender
  • In the off-season (late October-May), participants may choose to upgrade to single occupancy lodging for an additional $50 per night. Guarantee single occupancy lodging by paying the single occupancy upgrade.
  • During our busy summer seasons, late June-July and late September-early October, participants who register alone should expect to have a roommate assigned to their room. In some limited circumstances, a single occupancy upgrade will be available at $100 per night.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?
  • Private refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy
    • Private: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms.
    • Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom in between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two rooms.
    • Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/showers in the lodging building (or in a proximate building, for some upper mesa dorm rooms), and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

Instructors

  • Connie Burkhart
    Connie Burkhart

    Connie Burkhart is a true Renaissance woman who has sculpted her life to include all the passions of her heart and soul. She is a metal design artist, singer-songwriter, musician, southwest wilderness guide, worship leader, Airbnb host and ‘The Dinosaur Lady’, an educator in geology and paleontology. For over two decades she has taught various seminars at Ghost Ranch. She cherishes the gifts around her-she loves prospecting for fossils in the high desert earth, exploring a junkyard for treasures to rescue for metal designs, or listening to the ‘music’ of a rushing river.

  • David Kadlec
    David Kadlec

    David Kadlec is a career artist and fabricator, who discovered his love of how things work at the elbow of his dad, Jack, a mechanical engineer and passionate builder. From the early days of determining how poor of a hammer a rock makes, to repurposing scrap metal into sculpture and structural elements, David is committed to the process of taking an art object through concept, design and fabrication.

    As a dedicated tool nerd, he takes particular care in helping students make wise and safe use of the proper tools to get the results an artist is wanting to achieve. As a curator and educator of contemporary art, he loves supporting and encouraging the evolution of artists’ expression and the pure joy of creation.

Date

Jul 12 2020 - Jul 18 2020

Time

Arrival & Departure Dates - Check-in & Check-out times
3:00 pm - 9:00 am

Cost

$775.00 - $1,540.00
David Michael Kennedy Photography
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