Welding Workshop for Beginners

How to weld



3 hours Class size 12 to 60 label $100


Your host, Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

Ever wanted to know how to join two pieces of metal together? Create a cool sculpture or piece of furniture? Or just wanted to wear the cool mask? Welding for Beginners is for you.

Beginners learn gas-less mig welding of mild steel, on inverter machines. The class will learn all the basic welding techniques required to work on small construction and art projects. Also, the many traps in buying your own machine will be discussed.

NOTE: Please check whether you are in the morning or afternoon session.

Morning session: 10.00am-1pm 

Afternoon session: 2-5.00pm

*If you use reading glasses, please bring them!  The welding mask makes seeing difficult without them

*Pregnant women should not be attempting electric welding

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get

  • Welders and consumables

  • Steel off cuts to practice on

  • Welding helmets and gloves are provided


What to bring

  • Students must wear solid, rubber-soled, leather work boots, preferably steel-toed (please no sport shoes!)

  • Please wear 100 per cent cotton collared long sleeve shirts and 100 per cent cotton long trousers as sparks can cause synthetic clothes to burn

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.
This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a great Father's Day gift idea.

Location

Work-Shop HQ - 16 Cope Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher
Phil Warnecke

Phil Warnecke

4.7 (28)
30k

A handyman by trade, Phil has been welding for over 40 years, mainly cars, but also household projects like gates, fences, posts and beams. Over the years, he has taught basic welding leisure classes to novices, but the escalating prices for machines, gas, and even steel has almost stopped hobby welding courses.

New inverter technology has made the machines lighter, smaller, cheaper, and provides a more stable arc, making them easier to use. So home welding is affordable again, and Phil is leading the charge.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (726)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

Verified reviews

Alex Torney • Jul 2020


A really good introduction to welding, I was able to glean some insights that I dont think I'd have been able to figure out alone, such as how to set the welder to work properly. We worked with gasless mig welders. Started by doing a few tack welds and once we'd achieved a tack of decent strength we attempted some full length welds. I think I achieved a solid foundational skill to be honed.

Casey Finigan • Jul 2020


The teacher was a lovely man with lots of knowledge. Very hands on learning which I enjoyed.

Marco Gheri • Jul 2020


Good class for beginner, recommended for having a bit of understanding about how to set-up the machine and do basic stitching

David Goodsall • Jul 2020


I wanted to learn how to identify correct machine settings and tell a good weld from a bad one. Came away with that as well understanding how to get a smooth flat weld and fix mistakes. More than I expected and all in a single introduction session. Phil was good explaining what to do and then getting us to do it.

Ian Roche • Jul 2020


Teacher was super friendly and very knowledgeable,explained technical details in a very easy to understand way.The difference between my first weld and my last was unbelievable. Very good teacher,fills you with confidence and that makes you want to improve.

Dougal Biggart • Jul 2020


Great hands on for gas-less MIG welding. I think some diagrams on a board to explain theories on good and bad welds for beginners. Also maybe on the info prior to the course you could tell people if they have gloves and mask to bring theirs so they can experience their use. A lot to cover in three hours and I think it was great to hands on and experiment before buying a machine. Instructor was very patient and lots of advice. Would recommend to the beginner, the unsure or curious.

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Nathanael Hughes • Jun 2020


Peter was helpful in showing us the basics with mig welding and encourages hands on learning. He is a relaxed and interesting person taking any stress out of learning. This was a great class for beginners and everyone left better at welding than when they started.

Todd Anscombe • Jun 2020


The teacher was fantastic, had loads of industry experience.
The venue was ok.
The materials were ok definitely appropriate for a beginners course.
The class was excellent value for money.
How to do the basics of welding.

Michael Deguara • Jun 2020


The was good teacher was good class was interesting and I learned a few good tips

Sean Leavey • Jun 2020


Teacher was very knowledgeable and took time to help everyone. Venue was tidy and equipment and materials were good quality and plentiful. Worth the time and money. Felling confident to start some handy work at home.

Scott Kirkwood • Jun 2020


Great introduction class for beginners, teacher was very helpful, all the right equipment provided. Recommend

Peter Kearns • Jun 2020


Peter interacted with everyone
Good knowledge and his experience in welding was clear to see
Spoke to us at our level so ease of learning was great
He encouraged feedback from us at our introduction meet n greet and throughout the course
Peter did a great job
The dividing small screens are too low because when the guys next to our bench were welding we could not start until they stopped
Overall though very satisfied with course and now confident to practice at home with my machine

Jennifer Mattiussi • Mar 2020


Phil was a great teacher and he had the additional responsibility of making sure we were protected from the Coronavirus risks with additional gloves and masks.
The steps taken were clearly explained and we left with a good basic knowledge of how to weld.
I would recommend this course.

Sandra Barratt • Mar 2020


First time welding and really enjoyed it. Teacher was really good he explained everything perfectly. All material was supplied. Would recommend this course to beginner welders.

Giacomo Borghesi • Mar 2020


Class was amazing. Really useful to learn basic knowledge. Teacher really useful and prepared, open to answer any questions.

Michael Simpson • Mar 2020


The informative instruction by Phil was both entertaining and instructive.
He was able to impart his knowledge and let us ask plenty of questions

Kosta Kaptsis • Mar 2020


Welding with Phil. Was informative, educational and fun, would recommend for anyone looking to learn basic mig welding

Mark Barratt • Mar 2020


Phil was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. He was always encouraging and helpful.
The class was enjoyable and I came away with a good understanding of the basics pf welding along with the confidence to continue practicing and improving at home.

Barney Solomon • Mar 2020


I took the class to help me decide if welding was something I would like to know. Phil as an instructor has enormous amounts of knowledge and enthusiasm for teaching his class. All materials were supplied as well as welding masks and gloves. The instruction was exactly what I was looking for to help me decide if I wanted to invest in a machine. I did buy a machine and have since effectively made enough repairs to cover my outlay.
If I'd just purchased a machine without this class there is no way I'd be able to repair what I have. This class was excellent value. Thank you Phil and the team!

Christian Carter • Feb 2020


The welding workshop was awesome.

It was great just to have a turn to join to bits of metal together. Without sitting through 12 months of metallurgy theory and electrical classes.

Will be buying my own welding kits shortly so I can practice.

It was a great introduction.

Ben Faul • Feb 2020


I really enjoyed the class. The only thing that could be improved is maybe a bit more time. The end was a bit rushed and so the teacher didnt get a chance to get around to everyone. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wanted to learn welding!

Mark Glasson • Feb 2020


The class was informative and Phil was great at explaining the procedures of basic welding! I got exactly what I needed from this introduction to welding! Just need to practice to get better at it before taking on further tuition!

Geordie McSullea • Feb 2020


Really good workshop. I enjoyed it a lot. I would recommend it to friends.

Hepke Poutsma • Jan 2020


Very knowledgeable but at time lost his train of thoughts making the point he wanted to make come across confusing. Passionate and experienced.
He would be brilliant rather than good if he can get more structured and to the point in his explanations.
Enjoyed it and feel confident in starting welding.
When location changes, send out an email with the change! Arrived late because of it and that is no good for anybody.

Wayne Farrugia • Jan 2020


The course was great and Phil was very knowledgeable. Maybe in the future everyone could have their own welder to practice on.

Bruce McMillan • Jan 2020


Phil is very knowledgeable about welding. I have reasonable theoretical knowledge and it was great to finally have a chance to try electric arc (stick) and gasless MIG welding. Fantastic!

William Rock • Jan 2020


Teacher was very knowledgeable. However the class was at a different location than listed in the confirmation email and no contact was made to let anyone know the location had changed, apart from a note taped on the roller door of original location. The new location wasn't set-up for this type of class, all students sharing one folding table that moved everytime someone used the metal brush or steel wool. We were all so close together that it made it hard to get anything done.

Udi Milliken • Jan 2020


My husband and I did the welding class for something different to learn and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Phil was knowledgeable, interesting and practical and gave individual attention. Great teaching manner. Inspiring.
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