Short Courses
in the Metal Workshop

ESW offers a new opportunity for anyone interested in developing skills and techniques within certain material processes. Small groups will be trained in the Wood or Metal Workshop; each session will be 3 hours and will be led by an ESW Technician in the morning followed by 3 hours of self-directed learning with the support of a technician in the afternoon.

Arc Force – Joe Etchell

Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.30am – 12.30pm
3 Hours / £75

Key Equipment: Plasma and MIG Welding

The course will demonstrate techniques in freeform cutting and the merging of sheet steel. Participants will be introduced to two key electrical arc based processes in the form of plasma cutting and MIG welding to produce a small sculpture from offcuts and scrap material provided by ESW.

Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None


Nuts & Bolts – Joe Etchell

Wednesday 28 June 2017
9.30am – 12.30pm
3 Hours / £75

Key Equipment: Cold Saw and Pillar Drill

Using a range of round bar, plate and sheet materials, participants will be introduced to cutting and drilling techniques used in the production of a range of component parts. The course will also outline the use of cutting and tapping techniques towards production of a small abstract sculpture using just drilling and bolting methods.

Number of places: 3

Prior experience required: None


A little about the Tutor:

Joe Etchell is an artist, technician and fabricator who is currently based at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. Graduating with a First Class BA (hons) in Sculpture from ECA in 2012 he has been involved with numerous art institutions in Edinburgh and beyond. He served as a committee member and director of the Embassy Gallery from 2012 to 2014 and has shown works across Scotland and the UK.

If you would like to find out more about the course then follow this link – Sculpture Courses

If you are interested in booking on to this course call us on 0131 551 4490 or for further information email Debi Banerjee at learning@edinburghsculpture.org

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Arc Force

Nuts & Bolts

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