Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1

Metal Fabrication

Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1

Get hands-on instruction in Tungsten Inert Gas welding, different types of welds, and torch-and-filler rod manipulation.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 9/24/2023 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sun, 9/24/2023

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Class, No Prerequisite

Welding Studio

Foundry, Welding


Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans working with more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel.

TIG welding is more difficult to learn than Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and the simultaneous use of both hands and a foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision process that's particularly useful in high-grade artwork and metal sculpture. The class includes shop safety, hazard awareness, and the proper use of personal protection equipment. 


  • Class is limited to four people to facilitate one-on-one learning and direct mentoring.
  • Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • BARN will provide personal protection equipment.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes along with a long-sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber (preferably leather or cotton). Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    BARN Policies

    • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
    • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
    • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

    Instructors or Guides

    Patrick Clanton

    Patrick is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.

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