March Workshop: The Wonderful World of Welding with John Barber

March Workshop: The Wonderful World of Welding with John Barber

Have you ever thought about welding? This is the time to do it! Welding equipment has become safer, cheaper and more user friendly than ever before. This hands-on class will introduce you to the types of welding available to anyone with household electricity.

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for John Barber’s Welding Workshop Session II on March 14!

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You’ll do ARC welding, mig-welding, oxy-acetylene torch welding and very cool plasma cutting. All will be done on machines you can own. Instructor will discuss safety, types of equipment, where to get it and how much to spend. Safety glasses, helmets and gloves are provided. If you have an interest in making metal artwork, patio furniture, auto restorations or basic repair and fence work, this class is for you. The improved and ever-expanding Houston area metal workers resource guide is included. It contains information on welding equipment, local suppliers, where to get metal (new and surplus), metal working tools and safety equipment plus lots of websites and 800 numbers.
NOTE: Minimum age is 18. Everyone is required to wear long pants (jeans), long sleeve shirt, and solid toe leather shoes, (hiking boots, C- boy boots are fine).
  • Maximum 7 students, minimum 4
  • When and Where: Saturday March 14, noon – 5 pm at John’s Studio
    406 Sikes, 77018
     – about a mile north of the 610 loop near the intersection of Cross Timbers and N. Shepherd
  • Cost: $150.00
“Everyone from HMAG who has taken this workshop in the past has had a positive experience. I have been teaching this class for 18 years, and in that time, 3700 people have come through the class.”  – John

John Barber has been welding in the industry, for trade shows and museums, since 1971. He holds a BFA in sculpture and operates a design and fabrication shop. View his work at

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  1. Rachel Gardner says:

    Hello John!

    I am interested in taking a lesson from you. I am an adjunct professor at Houston Baptist University. My student Laura Sprague took your course and really gained a lot from it.

    I have done a lot of soft sculpture and a little welding. I would like to get better and experiment with other types of welding.

    I cannot make your next workshop. How much do you charge for a private lesson? Laura informed me that you are near the Heights (I live in the Heights).

    I look forward to hearing back from you and learning from you!

    Thanks so much!
    Rachel Gardner

    • Houston Metal Arts Guild says:

      Hi Rachel!

      I’m sorry I didn’t see this comment until now. All comments on the website come to me, Alita. If you’d like to send your query directly to John, just email him here: