Welding and Plasma Cutting - Garden Art

            Resquing for a Reason


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.


Demonstrations - Demonstrations are free of charge and are short half hour information sessions.  Demonstrations take place right in our store.  If you are wanting a more in depth hands-on painting class please register for one of the classes above.  No preregistration required.  10-10:30 AM

Saturday April 27 – Waxing made easy

Saturday May 11 – Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Intro

Saturday May 18 –Paintstiks and Rubbing Plates

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 a 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 - see above. 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.  Wednesday evening class.  . $64

 Wed. July 24 6PM       August 1 6PM

Sitting Snail and Dragonfly – The sitting snail is one of our popular items that we decided to do a class on.  You will be bending a four foot long piece of flat metal to make this snail.  The dragonfly is plasma cut and decorated with glass gems. Please dress appropriately for welding and plasma cutting – wear long pants (preferably jeans) and covered feet (preferably leather).  Bring a long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt (cotton preferred).    15 people maximum per class.  Wednesday evening class.  Class starts at 6PM  $64

 August 21

Bottletree Dragonfly and Flower Welding & Plasma Cutting– This class is a bit more advanced than our basic garden art class – although suggested, we do not require the basics class prior to this class.  In this class you will plasma cut a flower and weld a bottletree dragon fly with solar eyes.  All supplies except the bottles are provided for this class.  12 people maximum per class.  $79
Wednesday July 17   6pm

Pumpkins! - Celebrate Fall/Halloween by making your very own pumpkin faces using old fire extinguishers. You will be cutting the faces using a plasma cutter and welding the leaf and stem on (with guidance of course). You will go home with two completed pumpkin faces. Last year these classes sold out fast so be sure to sign up early!  Class starts at 6PM.  Length of class varies depending on the people in the class - plan on at least two hours.

Wed. Sept 4th        Wed. Sept 18th       Wed. Oct 2nd       Wed. Oct 16th

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), have covered feet (preferably leather), and bring a long sleeve shirt/sweatshirt (preferably cotton) with you.

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.

Fire BowlsJoin Steve Schultz from Steve’s Leaves to craft your own Tabletop Fire Bowl out of cement to light up the night or warm your patio table. You will cast your own bowl plus decorate or color it to fit your own style! All materials are included.

Tuesday July 9th  6pm

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.   $50

Thursday June 27 6PM

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

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

Wed. August 7          Wed. Oct 23rd

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 runs from 6-9PM $55

Wed Aug 14th           Wed Sept. 11           Wed Oct 9th         

Round Tray – Make a tray for yourself or as a gift.  In this class you will learn about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and go home with a finished 18” tray.  You will learn paint layering with two contrasting paint colors, dry brushing, and more.  You will have several choices of what is printed on the tray.  If you would like a monogram similar to what is shown contact us with what you would like printed.  $48

Tues Aug 27th  6PM

Bring your own project paint class:  You’ve asked for it and we’ve listened.  This class allows you to bring your own small piece to our studio to paint – think small table, chair, frames, jewelry box, small bench, etc.  If you are wanting to paint a larger piece like a dresser or dining table and chairs, feel free to bring in a couple drawers or a chair from your dining set to get your project started! You bring your own piece and we provide the rest – a place to work, use of our products and tools.  We will have all Annie Sloan® products available for use.  We will coach you through the entire process.  All items need to be approved prior to class. Please call 920-915-9213 or send a text for approval or questions. $75

Wednesday Aug 28 6-9PM