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:

July 26     Aug 8     Aug 22     Sept 5     Oct 24     Nov 14     Dec 19

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

            Resquing for a Reason

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.

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.

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

Cement Leaf Casting -  Join us to make your own cement leaf.  Learn a simple and easy technique on creating beautiful cement leaves that can be used as bird baths, bird feeders, patio or garden accents.  These cement leaves can be used as into accents as well.  You will go home with a leaf that will need to cure for a few days.  You will learn everything from forming the leaf, curing, and finishing your leaf with paint if you like.  Class starts at 6PM.  $48

Aug 20

Hypertufa – a light weight cement used to mold and create fun objects such as hands, boots, spheres, and containers to plant in.  Hypertufa is tough enough to use outdoors and to plant in.  Come make a couple fun projects with us.  Class starts at 6PM.  $48

July 12

Welding and Plasma Cutting - Garden Art

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

 Sept 12

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. Class starts at 6PM  $55

Aug 21

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 various pieces of fabric and make a pillow. Class starts at 6PM  $ 46

Aug 14

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.

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Faux Rust Signs - In this project class you will make a sign while learning how to make faux rust.  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is the perfect paint for adding a bit of texture and color.  Various word stencils will be available to choose from.  This is not your typical sign making class!  Class starts at 6PM  $45

 July 31    Sept 19

Artist’s Paintstik -  In this project class you will learn different techniques to utilize the Artist’s Paintstik.  This oil based paint in a stick format is versatile and fun to use.  Paintstik can be used on just about any surface making it perfect for painters, sewers, and others.  We will be applying Paintstik to both fabric and wood.  You will go home with two completed projects – a wall hanging and a pillow cover.    $59
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