The Road Scholar Crafts Week at Snow Farm: Welding
Regardless of your experience level, come to Snow Farm to learn or improve your welding skills, joining experts to make weather vanes, sculptures, plant stands and more!
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Program No. 2357RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Join us for an exclusive, Road Scholar-only week of creativity at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program in Williamsburg, MA! Want to try welding in a safe, encouraging environment? Want to build your skills and learn some advanced techniques? Both new and experienced welders are welcome in Snow Farm's famous welding barn! Enjoy the atmosphere of industrious creativity and learn to use a MIG welder, oxy/acetylene torch, propane forge, angle grinders, and more! Take home a sculpture, furniture, or functional art piece for your home or garden. We’ll cap off the week with a student art show and wine-and-cheese reception!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking and long periods of standing.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In the heart of the picturesque Berkshire foothills, learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist.
  • Savor the culinary delights of the Snow Farm kitchen as you enjoy meals prepared with organic and natural foods, topped off with delicious homemade breads and desserts.
  • Studio explorations at the beginning and end of the week offer an exciting look at the progress of student artists who are participating in other workshops.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Michael Martindell
Michael Martindell is a metal sculptor from Northampton, Mass., now living and working out of his studio in Holyoke, Mass. He graduated from UMass Amherst in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a two and a half year independent study in metal sculpture with professor Dorrance Hill, where he learned how to weld and form sheet metal. Michael uses various welding methods, his favorite being oxy/acetylene, and whatever else it takes to translate the image in his mind’s eye into metal. His sculptures are made from stock steel (sheet metal, plate steel, bar stock, etc.) and found metal objects, or both. He considers his art a tribute to the unusual, strange, exaggerated, and sometimes dark themes found on the fringes of art, culture and nature.
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