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Cut, Bend, and Weld

October 2 - 7, 2022

Lauren McAdams Selden  ·  seldenart.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn the basics of welding.


  • Safely using welding equipment
  • Basic metal fabrication skillsets


  • Steel rod
  • Steel pipe


  • Knowledge and comfortability with running good welds
  • A finished work in steel practicing welding

Artist Bio

Lauren Selden is a working artist and professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She received her MFA from Arizona State University where she studied metalworking, jewelry, and sculpture. She exhibited her work in solo, invitational, and juried exhibitions in national and international venues. Selden has given workshops and lectures at conferences, universities, junior colleges, and art centers across the country as well as in Brazil, Germany, France, Iceland, and Mexico.
Arrowmont Connections

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Workshop Description

In this workshop students will learn the basics of cutting metal, tacking pieces of metal together, gas welding, and MIG welding. You will be challenged to design and fabricate a sculptural work with select materials. Class discussions include safety, using various types of equipment, and how to properly operate the tools. Safety glasses, helmets and gloves are provided, however participants are encouraged to bring their own auto-darkening welding helmet and leather welding apparel if available. Open to all skill levels.


The health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is a priority at Arrowmont. To that end, a Personal Conduct & Social Distancing Policy has been adopted to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here for the detailed Policy.

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