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Master metal at Bonita art center

See larger Welding and Sculpting instructor Kitrick Short cuts a sheet of metal.  Short is the Welding and Sculpting instructor at the Center  for the Arts of Bonita Springs, he has been teaching welding here for three sessions and has been perfecting his trade since the 70's.  The class is designed by first introducing level one students tools, the basics of welding properly, a hands on demo from this the students can generate an idea of what they'd like to create.  Photographed on June 14, 2011.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Marco Eagle

Photo by KELLI STANKO

Welding and Sculpting instructor Kitrick Short cuts a sheet of metal. Short is the Welding and Sculpting instructor at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, he has been teaching welding here for three sessions and has been perfecting his trade since the 70's. The class is designed by first introducing level one students tools, the basics of welding properly, a hands on demo from this the students can generate an idea of what they'd like to create. Photographed on June 14, 2011. Kelli Stanko/Special to the Marco Eagle

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  • First time Metal, Welding and Sculpture student Renata Vigoda had no idea what she was getting herself into but said 'learning to cut and weld metal is so much fun'.  Vigoda is creating a Lion Fish Sculpture in which she will later decorate with cuts of glass.  The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, Metal Welding and Sculpture class meets once a week for three hours.  Photographed on June 14, 2011.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • A metal sculpture designed by instructor Kitrick Short at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs during his Metal, welding and sculpture class.  Short teaches students of all ages and levels how to weld, cut and design metal.  The class meets once a week for three hours, the students create their own work.  
Photographed on June 14, 2011.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • A student in the Metal Welding and Sculpture class at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs uses a sanding machine made especially for sanding down welds.  The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs offers a Metal Welding and Sculpture class that meets once a week for three hours.  The class is designed by first introducing level one students tools, the basics of welding properly, a hands on demo from this the students can generate an idea of what they'd like to create.  Photographed on June 14, 2011.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Dot Lingren, left is holding up a sheet of metal while Welding and Sculpting instructor Kitrick Short cuts a piece off.  Short is the Welding and Sculpting instructor at the Center  for the Arts of Bonita Springs, he has been teaching welding here for three sessions and has been perfecting his trade since the 70's.  .  The class is designed by first introducing level one students tools, the basics of welding properly, a hands on demo from this the students can generate an idea of what they'd like to create.  Photographed on June 14, 2011.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Welding and Sculpting instructor Kitrick Short cuts a sheet of metal.  Short is the Welding and Sculpting instructor at the Center  for the Arts of Bonita Springs, he has been teaching welding here for three sessions and has been perfecting his trade since the 70's.  The class is designed by first introducing level one students tools, the basics of welding properly, a hands on demo from this the students can generate an idea of what they'd like to create.  Photographed on June 14, 2011.  Kelli Stanko/Special to the Marco Eagle

The Introduction to Metal class is an addition to the adult educational offerings. Teaching people to weld is unusual for a local art center, where classes such as watercolor painting or photography are more the norm.

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