Welding: TIG Skills for Beginners and Beyond

Metal Fabrication

Welding: TIG Skills Building for Beginners and Beyond

Get hands-on instruction in Tungsten Inert Gas Welding in this skill-building class for beginners who want to perfect their methods.

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 4/28/2024 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sun, 4/28/2024

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Class, Equipment Certification, No Prerequisite

Welding & Sheet Metal Studio



Both absolute beginners and those who have taken TIG #1 can benefit from this class, where you'll progress from making a basic TIG bead to the techniques and practices required to make TIG-welded joints. You'll learn how to perform different kinds of TIG welds – butt, lap, “T,” corner, and edge.

TIG welding requires more dexterity and practice than MIG welding. Students are encouraged to use open studios to practice their technique and develop confidence. The goal at the end of this class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the TIG welding process in performing different welds.  


  • A materials fee of $20, included in the cost of the class, covers steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod.
  • Class is limited to four people to facilitate one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. You'll 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, as well as long sleeve shirts and pants of natural fiber. Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

BARN Policies

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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