The Collaboratory

WORKING ART-Making ideas tangible as we make tangible ways-THE WHOLE WAY

WORKING ART-Making ideas tangible as we make tangible ways-THE WHOLE WAY

WORKING ART-Making ideas tangible as we make tangible ways-THE WHOLE WAYWORKING ART-Making ideas tangible as we make tangible ways-THE WHOLE WAY

Pre-Scheduled classes

MIG Welding Classes


Choose 60 or 90 minute class to learn the basics of this common welding technique. Great for DIY'ers. You'll complete a project in this fun, hands-on class. Designed to instill safety and confidence in new welders. MIG welding is predominantly used for creating projects in steel.

TIG Welding Classes


90 minute classes teaching this more specialized form of welding suitable for precision applications and more exotic metals, such as aluminum and stainless steel. You will get hands on, practice what you are learning and take home the piece that you made.

Plasma Cutting Classes


In this 90 minute class, you'll experience the art of cutting steel with the super fun and powerful plasma torch cutter. You will make a unique candle holder sculpture. Come build your skill and have fun manipulating metal!

Soldering Classes


In this 60 Minute Class you will learn the super fun and practical art of soldering with Copper. Great for DIY’ers, you will complete a project in this super fun, hands on class and take it home with you.

Stick (ARC) Welding Classes


In this 90 minute class you will learn and practice the basics of this more traditional form of welding. Stick welding, otherwise known as ARC welding has been and is stil the most common form of welding practiced in industry. You will make a project to take home and experience the intense and serious fun practice that’s built the majority of our architecture.

Oxy Acetylene Classes


In this serious fun 90 minute class, you will cut and braze a take home project with this most rudimentary, industrial and traditional form of welding and cutting. Oxy acetylene gives you the ability to cut through extraordinary thicknesses of metal and braze many types of steel, including wrought iron, using brass as the connecting filler.

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other individual and group sessions

Project based Creating


Where ever you are in your creative journey, we'll be right here alongside you. Either for a moment, a season or a lifetime. Your Ideas, your projects, your timeline!  We make a tangible way for you as you make your ideas tangible. "Serious Fun"!

Creative Retreats


Being fully immersed in an intentional, fully equipped creative playground allows you to lean into transformation, as you collaborate, to cultivate the power and intensity of your own abundant and authentic, creative self. "Serious Fun"!  

Groups and Team Building

GoDaddy's Word press team having some well deserved  "Serious Fun", Staying Inspired!

Family's, corporate team building and special occasions are our treat. Powerfully coming together to create for any reason, with one Mission in mind, is valuable at every level and "Serious Fun"! More connection is ultimately what will be!      

Signing up for class

Click the button above to go to the Active signup site. Classes are listed in date order. Open sessions have an ADD button. Full sessions have a WAITLIST option.

General Class Info

Classes are for ages 11 - adult, but we do teach private classes for younger children (see below). 

You will learn from a professional Working Artist.

Classes provide a condensed learning experience designed to give you correct methods, skills and confidence to safely start projects on your own right away.

Classes are hands-on and small groups; each learner will take home their own project.

All materials are provided; you just bring you!

What you need to know before class

  • Wear long pants and closed toe shoes
  • If you wear glasses for close vision, be sure to bring them

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