Our classes are designed to present material quickly and efficiently in an organized manner that helps students develop a general and robust understanding of technical subjects.
Welding requires practice and repetition. It can be very helpful to take a given class several times. Welding is learned by spending time and attention operating the tools and meeting new challenges.
Many of our classes are for beginners and require no prior experience. All classes indicate whether they are appropriate for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
We offer project-based classes that teach students specific techniques in Metalwork and provide a project that can be completed during the class.
We also offer specialized classes that focus on technique rather than a specific project. This is often better than trying to complete a project, absorb relevant technical information and master a new technique at the same time. For example, T.I.G. welding of aluminum is extremely challenging and attempting to add a project to the process early on is totally unhelpful.
We also offer a practice session for returning clients twice per month. This is generally on Thursdays please refer to our calendar.
We offer new classes frequently. Clients are encouraged to join our mailing list to receive our periodic updates.
We occasionally promote social events to our clientele. We often organize or participate in parties and festivals.
Rusty Oliver maintains a Patreon https://www.patreon.com/hazardfactor Patrons have access to welding instructional videos and updates concerning his industrial art.
We occasionally get involved in industrial and art projects. Hazardfactory is currently helping develop systems for a friend that is competing in Battlebots.
We do accept volunteer help selectively. Our volunteers help keep the classroom clean, prep materials, troubleshoot machines, advise and assist in the classroom and help with web work and business management. In exchange our volunteers are able to attend classes and work with the tools while class is in session. This is a good way to develop expertise. We ask a great deal of our volunteers. This opportunity is not always available.