Saddle up for a creative journey at our "Horse Art Workshop." Unleash your artistic spirit and learn the art of crafting with horseshoes. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basics of spot welding, prepping materials, and explore the skill of bending metal to bring your project to life. Choose from three projects and build your own! Only six tickets!
Date: 12/5 (Sold Out) and 12/19 5:30pm to 8:30
Price: $125 + $20 materials fee
Place: Powell Butte (address on registration)
Joan Sciacca, Bend OR
Joe Slattery, a professional welder and experienced trainer, leads these workshops. With a maximum enrollment of six, he will work with you at your own pace. His goal is to help you solve problems with welding, not just learn how to weld.
Go home with one of three projects or make your own (up to ten horseshoes provided)! After this class you can buy an entry model wire feed welder and build other projects at home. Or take our practical welding workshop series and learn to fix stuff around the ranch.
We take safety seriously. You will be required to wear proper clothing, helmets, and eye protection. We rent helmets and gloves, or you can bring your own. You will be taught safe procedures and materials handling. We will not tolerate unsafe behavior.
Joe Slattery is professional welder and metalworker. Originally from Arizona, Joe has called Central Oregon home for decades. He cut his welding teeth with Lockheed, eventually running their training and induction program for new welders. Joe has worked on everything metal under the sun, and his metal shop is a showcase of technology and useful equipment. Underneath that welders exterior though beats the heart of a true education. Joe is patient and a great communicator, and has been able to help everyone from teenagers to crusty old ranch hands build welding skills. We're very lucky to have Joe on our team, and are sure you will enjoy his workshops.
This class is for adults !8+. Minors can attend if accompanied by an adult.
They will be held in Powell Butte in the shop of the trainer, a professional welder. We have six training stations setup. In additional to basic flex core welding, the shop a variety of powerful welders include TIG and a plasma cutter, and a range of metal working equipment.
We have three designs for you, but if you want to bring your own, and it uses 10 or fewer horseshoes, then we'll help you give it go. Please do no bring extra horseshoes as they likely will need a lot of prep time.
We supply welders and you can rent gloves and a helmet from us, or you can bring you own. You must bring your own safety glass and wear appropriate clothing - no synthetic, heavy shirt and pants (jeans are ok), and leather shoes. Bring earplugs!
Yes. We limit attendance to six people, and have six stations each with its own welder.