February Program: John Barber’s World of Welding, and more!

February Program: John Barber’s World of Welding, and more!

Photo Jan 17, 2 57 57 PMAs with all of our workshops, we like to ask our esteemed instructors to go even more above and beyond and host a program as a follow up to their workshop. On February 24th, John will give us an inside look into who he is, how he got here and what he does. He will take us through an array of pictures from his workshops and talk a bit about the different types of welders and what metal work they are best used for, Mig Welding, oxy-acetylene welding, Plasma Cutting, Tig Welding, safety in the studio, proper power supply, costs and types of metals. A very nice in-depth look at the wonderful world of welding, if I do say so myself.

For those who attended Workshop Session I, this will be a great recap and a chance to see how amazing you look in your welding helmet while showering sparks like some human Hephaestus. For those who just missed Session I, this will get you excited for Session II (register now!) For those who are new to welding, this will be a fun opportunity to see a whole other side of our incredible and diverse field. 

camera_evolutionBonus! If you are planning to enter the upcoming member show, Metal Magic 2015, but you don’t have a way to photograph your pieces or don’t quite know how, we got you covered! Nathan Dube will be set up with a camera before and during the program, and if you bring a piece with you he will photograph it for you! That way you’ll have some great submission images for your entry form! Thanks Nathan!headshot


What: HMAG February program: John Barber on Welding

Where: Our beautiful and talented Programs Chair, Cathy Prieto-Smith, has been on a roller-coaster construction adventure this past year. The fruits of her labors are now paying off, and her brand-new artspace Charisma Design Studios is hosting this program. I can’t wait for you guys to see this place!

Address: 226 Cavalcade St, Houston TX, 77009

It’s the green and orange building at the corner of Cavalcade and Fulton. Plenty of parking is available in the adjacent lot at Cavalcade and Sharman. Also, if you’d like to go check this place out before hand, Cathy loves visitors.

When: February 24, 2015

Meet-and-Greet Social: 6:00 pm with snacks and refreshments

Lecture: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Nathan will be available to take pictures from 6:00 – 8:00 pm