Metal Torching Alaska Art Class

Metal Torching Alaska Art Class

3 hours | Sitka | S I T - 3 2 0
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$ 289.95
Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

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Min. age: 12 years (See special notes)


Points of Interest

  • Alaska Raptor Center
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

The heart of Alaska craftsmanship is on display at The Salty Sitkan's Workshop. Here you'll participate in a hands-on class that introduces you to the world of metal artistry using the CNC plasma cutter. Your two-hour crafty experience begins with a safety briefing. Then, before you know it, you're wielding a two-inch die grinder to transform a raw piece of cold rolled steel into a "fin-tastic" masterpiece. You'll shape a metal salmon or halibut using a teardrop mallet, bringing the creation to life with 3D intricacies as you witness its metamorphosis into a shimmering work of Alaska art. The climax of this metalworking odyssey lies in the mastery of the propane torch, which infuses your fish with hues of bronze, purple and blue, transforming your creation into a one-of-a-kind keepsake. Return to the ship with your work of art and "tails" to tell about your day!

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 12 years. Guests are required to use power tools, torches and other light industrial equipment. Closed-toed shoes are required. Goggles and safety earmuffs will be provided. Not appropriate for guests with chronic medical conditions. Minimal walking required over paved inclined surfaces, stairs and gravel. The finished product is very packable in a suitcase. There will be an additional cost to ship the product if participants don't want to take their art piece with them.