Welding and Plasma Cutting - Garden Art


Would you like to schedule an event for your own group - family, friends, girls night out?  Contact us for dates and times.

Come join the fun!  Here at Rustic Resque LLC we are all about sharing our knowledge, tips, tricks, and techniques.  We provide all materials for classes unless noted otherwise.  We offer many different classes for different skill levels - adding new classes continually, and  are always open to suggestions!   Preregistration and prepayment is required for all classes.

Welding & Plasma cutting I -  In this basic class you will learn how to cut metal with a plasma cutter and how to fuse metals together using a welder.  You will go home with two completed projects - choosing between a butterfly, dragon fly, or lady bug for the plasma cutting and one of the screw dragon fly, spoon flower, or spoon handle flower for the welding.  All items do require some welding.  Please dress appropriately for welding and plasma cutting – wear long pants (preferably jeans) and covered feet. 15 people maximum per class.  Minimum age is 12 - all minors must be accompanied by an adult also taking the class.  For health reasons those with pacemakers are not allowed near welding - they can however participate in the plasma cutting.  Classes start at 6PM. $59 Choose from the following Thursday evenings:


Sept 21st 6PM              Nov 2nd 6PM                      Nov 9th 6PM        

Dec 7th 6PM                Dec 14th 6PM


 Classes


This is one of our favorites!  With the help of our certified welder you will be able to make metal garden art using plasma cutting and welding techniques.   We do ask that you wear long pants, preferably jeans and covered feet.


According to Wikipedia:  Plasma cutting is a process that cuts through electrically conductive materials by means of an accelerated jet of hot plasma. Typical materials cut by this process include steel, aluminum, brass and copper though other conductive metals may be cut as well. Plasma cutting is often used in fabrication and welding shops, automotive repair and restoration, industrial construction, salvage and scrapping operations. Due to the high speed, precision cuts, combined with low cost of operation, plasma cutting sees a widespread usage from large scale industrial CNC applications down to small hobbyist shops.


Welding is a fabrication or sculptural process that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by causing fusion, which is distinct from lower temperature metal-joining techniques such as brazing and soldering, which do not melt the base metal. In addition to melting the base metal, a filler material is often added to the joint to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) that cools to form a joint that can be as strong, or even stronger, than the base material. Pressure may also be used in conjunction with heat, or by itself, to produce a weld.



Milk Paint 101Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing five all-natural ingredients – milk protein (casein), limestone, clay, chalk and natural pigments. When absorbed into the surface, Milk Paint will never chip or peel when applied to a raw wood surface. It is suitable for both interior and exterior applications and is naturally mold resistant. Milk paint provides a completely breathable coating and is ideal for painting wood, plaster, drywall and a variety of other surfaces.   Join this class to learn the basics about Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, learn various painting and distressing techniques, and make a small project to take home with you.  Classes start at 6PM $55 Choose from the following dates:

  Sept 12th 6PM                Oct 3rd 6PM














Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan -  Chalk Paint® is a decorative paint developed by Annie Sloan over 25 years ago.  It very rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors and outdoors, on just about any surface - old and new wood, metal, plastic, cement, bricks, etc.  It can revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors. It's easy, fun and makes amazing results.  Come learn about the basics of Chalk Paint®, learn various painting and distressing techniques, and make a small project to take home with you. $55 Choose from the following dates:


Sept 19th 6PM          Oct 10th 6PM











Shibori Fabric Dying using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® - Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it. Whatever is used to bind the fabric will resist the dye, resulting in areas of the cloth that take the dye while other areas of the cloth remain white. In this class we will be dying three separate pieces of fabric including one scarf. Maximum 20 people per class.  Sept 18th 6PM


Bring your own paint project to our classroomHave a small project you need to paint?  Don't want to mess your house?  Purchase your Miss Mustard Seed or Annie Sloan Chalk paint products through us and rent our classroom to complete your project.  We do request you take one of the paint classes prior to attending the bring your own project sessions.  $10 per person per hour.  Gail will be available to assist in paint choices, techniques, and answer questions. Payment due day of class. Choose from the following dates:

Sept 26th 6PM          Oct 24th 6PM


RUSTIC RESQUE LLC        1400 E Main St, Little Chute, WI 54140        920-915-9213

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Cement Leaf Casting – Back by popular demand!  Steve Schultz, owner of Steve’s Leaves will share his technique on creating beautiful cement leaves that can be used as bird feeders, bird baths, or patio accents.  In this workshop you will make a cement leaf to take home with you.  The leaf will need to cure for a few days before placing it in your yard.  Steve will also share his unique approach to painting leaves that you can do at home.  Maximum 20 people per class.  $48  Monday Sept. 11th 6-8PM