Introduction to Welding
Create whimsical figures and abstract welded sculptures. Learn basic cutting and arc welding techniques using found objects and mild steel. Students are encouraged to bring in objects for their compositions. All tools and supplies will be provided. Skill level: All
All tools and supplies will be provided
David Lee Cumbie
Devoted to the art of sculpture, David Lee Cumbie is a one-man institution at Crealdé School of Art, where he joined the joined the faculty in 1980. He directs the sculpture program, teaches classes and workshops to adults and youth, including mold-making, clay sculpture, bronze casting and independent study. Hundreds of students have been initiated into welding through Cumbie’s popular welding workshops and classes, and he has introduced hundreds of summer art campers to the art of free-form clay sculpture. Cumbie manages Crealdé’s on-site bronze foundry, which is the only such community-based facility in Central Florida. Since 1996, he has served as the curator to the lakeside Contemporary Sculpture Garden, which is home to more than 60 pieces that represent art work created in Central Florida.