Welding: TIG Skills for Beginners and Beyond

Metal Fabrication

Welding: TIG Skills for Beginners and Beyond

A skills-building class in tungsten inert gas welding for beginners who want to perfect their methods.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 6/23/2024 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sun, 6/23/2024

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Class, Equipment Certification, No Prerequisite

Welding & Sheet Metal Studio



Both absolute beginners and those who have taken Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #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 (metal inert gas) welding. You're encouraged to use open studios to practice techniques 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.  


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.


A materials fee of $20, included in the cost of the class, covers steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod.

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 made of natural fiber. 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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