Home Upcoming Events Fire it Up! Art Welding with David Kadlec & Tom Nichols G221037

Fire it Up! Art Welding with David Kadlec & Tom Nichols G221037

Experience the thrill of metal art welding in our “welding-in-the-round” community. Surrounded by the incredible beauty of Ghost Ranch learn the basics of oxygen acetylene welding and brazing, MIG welding, plasma cutting and metal cutting. Use these techniques to make functional pieces and metal sculpture. Create your pieces using scrap metal from ferrous (iron) and non-ferrous materials by digging 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, so come be a part of the family! Open to all levels of experience age 15 plus.

$625 plus lodging and meals, ranging from $684 (dorm) to $1,074 (private bath) See option by using the “Register Now” button

At this time masks are optional in indoor spaces. Proof of covid vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of arrival at Ghost Ranch. Both policies are subject to change. Sample: Lodging options for 6-night workshops range from dorm-style $684 to private bath $1,074 which includes room and meals for the first person occupying the room. If you are sharing the room with a family member or trusted travel companion, the second occupant should register for their workshop separately and choose the "commuter" or "2nd+ person sharing a room option" in lieu of a lodging option. This will help ensure that all participants are included in meal counts, and placed in the correct workshop in order to receive the pertinent follow-up information.

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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.

In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, 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. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.

Ghost Ranch Scholarship Request

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Ghost Ranch scholarship. The typical scholarship amount is $100-350. We are able to grant more scholarships in the winter, spring and late fall seasons than we are in the summer months. 


You will receive a copy of your scholarship form after you submit it and should hear back from Ghost Ranch about your application within a 10 working days. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Robin Keck, robingk@ghostranch.org.

 

EVENT FAQ's

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops 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.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
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 bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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Instructors

  • 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.

  • Tom Nichols
    Tom Nichols

    Tom Nichols, holder of an MA from Texas Tech University, worked in the recycling industry for over 30 years. Designing and building art structures using recycled materials are his favorite projects. His studio is in Fort Worth, TX.

Date

Oct 08 - 14 2022

Cost

$625.00

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