This hands-on course will cover the fundamentals of designing and making metal home furnishings and furniture. Students will learn shop safety and a variety of techniques to cut, bend, form, join (including welding) and finish metals. Individual assistance is given with applying techniques to directed projects of the students' own designs. Students with prior experience in metalworking will work with the instructor to plan independent projects and learn advanced techniques. Past projects have included tables, lamps, mirror frames, shelves, trays, coat racks, candelabras, birdhouses, bowls and planter boxes. The class is open to students of all levels, from those with no experience with art or using tools to working designers who need practical knowledge of the material and how to add structure to their designs. NOTE: The studio fee includes safety equipment, hand tools, welding gases, welding rods, drill bits, saw blades, abrasives, compressed air, lubricants, wood glue and access to only the metal workshop during posted open access hours, based on facility availability. All other materials must be purchased by the student.