Summer Youth: Weld a Metal Pet (Ages 12-16)

Youth, Metal Fabrication

Summer Youth: Weld a Metal Pet (Ages 12-16)

Use your imagination to combine scrap parts to make a “pet” - dog, cat, bunny, turtle, or whatever you dream up.

Meeting Times
  1. Mon, 7/24/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  2. Tue, 7/25/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  3. Wed, 7/26/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  4. Thur, 7/27/2023 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mon, 7/24/2023 - Thur, 7/27/2023

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All Levels, Youth Ages 14-16, Class, Summer Youth, Youth Ages 12-14

Metal Fabrication Studio

Sheet Metal, Welding


Learn how to work with metal or build on your metal-working skills in this four-day class. You'll begin with a safety briefing in our welding and sheet metal shop, then learn how to use all the tools you need to prepare and build your creations - cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders.

Then it will be time to practice your skills and make your own unique creations with old silverware and other scrap metal parts that have been collected.

This is a great chance to have fun and learn some new skills this summer!


  • For students ages 12-16.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes on Monday, July 17.
  • A $5 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers all shop supplies you will need.
  • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics. Tie back long hair.  

Registering Youth

  • New registrants: When you register, select Others Only in the "Who Are You Registering?" section. On the next page, Add New Registrant. Create an account for your child. The email address on their account must be unique. 
    •  The next time you register your child, you will be able to Search Registrants to select them.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You may register your youth  for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.

Class Policies

  • If you have any questions, email BARN Youth Program Coordinator Sarah Jones at

Instructors or Guides

Bob Mathisrud

Bob has a long work history of facilities operations, which has provided him with a wide range of experience in the skilled trades. He helps at BARN in many ways, including volunteering as a safety monitor in several studios.

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