Apprenticeships are a long held much valued tradition among those who work with their hands. Teaching creativity, work ethics and how to solve the occasional “Oh Shit!, didn’t mean to do that!” moment. Or when to regroup and start over. We also learn to really appreciate the one doing the grunt work and often realize it is not grunt work at all. There are subtleties to be taught during all phases of Fabrication and Welding. Apprentices will be fired for slacking or attitude.
A master passes this type of specialized knowledge to the apprentice by demonstrating techniques, allowing apprentices to watch processes and absorb concepts while assisting in the actual forming and shaping of steel. A master has a deep and abiding love for the material itself…just as a chunk of leftover rebar sitting on the ground. …… Maybe you are a master who has not started yet
Write me up a little something about yourself, your skill level and what tools you have used. What sort of projects you envision making. If you already have a hobby using your hands such as woodworking or pottery, let me know. Send some pictures.Tell me why you are interested in dedicating time to steel. If you have sketches, photos or description of any future steel project ideas please forward to me. I like to get a feel for what you are interested in. If you just want to explore and learn with no agenda you are welcome too!
Tell me what sort of schedule you would like to work. I can be really flexible and schedule erratic hours. Each apprenticeship is an individual thing. Please send me info on what you are looking to gain. What are you particularly interested in.
As a fun and special Thank You for your donations of 10 hours or more will get two or four invites to a Studio Steel Cocktail Party A’La Mimi If you quit early you don’t get one. Hang with the artists and makers for an evening. When possible cocktail parties will be scheduled when the bands are practicing, fire dancers are prancing or when the Burning Man camps are prototyping their pyrotechnics. Ya never know.
To be around steel is to fall in love with it
Spark the Desire to Play with Fire
At your Leisure
2 hour Min.
- 2 hours or more
- Show up and lend a hand to my current mission.
- bring your generosity and curiosity
- at your whim
- A deep appreciation for your time
- to help your fellow human,
- An interesting place to be
- a peek into a working studio
- build your community
- be a patron to the arts
- organize & clean
- grind & cut
- be Mimi’s third hand.
- any mission at hand
- 1/2 hour of Individual Instruction
- 2 hour block of Hourly Studio Acces
- Grunt & Learn
- remodel of studio
- metal prep & layout for welding
- Plasma cutter operation
- blacksmith assistant
- cold form assistant
- assist with welding
- jig bending
- 2 hour block of Individual Instruction
- 4 hours of Hourly Studio Access
- 4 Invites to Studio Steel Cocktail Party ala Mimi
- Grunt Build Learn
- Grunt Build Fabricate Learn
You Get negotiable amounts of the following
- hourly shop rental
- 3+ hours of individual instruction
- Shop Tools & Handyman Class
- invites to Studio Steel Cocktail Party ala Mimi