Practical Arts Classes


Click here to download a printable registration form

No. 504 WELDING AND CUTTING CRASH COURSE (Offsite)

Saturday, April 20th (Limit 4)

12pm-6pm (1-class)

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Douglas (www.darkwatersmetal.net)

R $95; NR $100; GC $90

The most you can learn, with the two most popular kinds of welding in one day. Tips, techniques and use of: MIG and TIG. Learn to dial-in machines and get hands-on experience. Especially good for those considering a future welder purchase. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST.


No. 505 METAL WORKING (Offsite)

Saturday, May 18th (Limit 5)

12pm-5pm (1-class)

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Douglas (www.darkwatersmetal.net)

R $80; NR $85; GC $75

In this class, you will learn Pro-tips and smart techniques when working with metal-and metal fundamentals for hobbyists and DIY-ers. This class will focus on cutting, bending, drilling/tapping, grinding/sanding, and various fastening. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST.


No. 506 BEGINNING BLACKSMITHING (Offsite)

Saturday, May 4th (Limit 4)

12pm-5pm (1-class)

INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Douglas (www.darkwatersmetal.net)

R $90; NR $95; GC $85

This small class will help you to understand and execute hot working fundamentals. We will have a small group (max 4) that will be focusing on: drawing, tapering, bending and twisting metal using a propane forge and anvil. Students will have the option of making a take home item. (To be voted on by students) ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COST.


No. 103 INTRODUCTION TO HAND TOOL WOODWORKING (HS RM E308)

Mondays, April 15th

6:30-9:30 pm (6-weeks)

R $68; NR $72; GC $64

INSTRUCTOR: Ken Bayer

No Class: 4/22, 5/27

This course is an introduction to hand tool woodworking for those power tool woodworkers who would like to add some hand tool techniques to their repertoire. The course will cover the preparation and use of planes, chisels, scrapers, saws and will include an introduction to hand cut dovetails. The course is limited to 12 participants. The instructor will discuss the materials and tools required in the first session.


No. 303 THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION (HS RM C308)

Wednesdays, April 24th

6:30-8:30 pm (6-weeks)

INSTRUCTOR: Jerry Pifer, P.E.

R $50; NR $55; GC $45

This course will present various topics associated with “Good Construction Practices” for residential remodeling projects. Discussion topics will be tailored based on the needs of class attendees.

Possible topics of discussion during this course may include the following:

  • Recommended procedures for selecting a quality contractor/subcontractor, Preparation of detailed construction documents, (i.e. “Detailed Scope of Work,” construction drawings and specifications),
  • Evaluating Contractor’s proposals/cost estimates, progress payments,
  • Contract negotiations,
  • Architectural considerations for remodeling projects,
  • Structural design considerations,
  • Foundation issues (problems and solutions) including unsuitable soil conditions,
  • Concrete – Recommended construction practice (concrete driveways, patios, walkways), mix design, subbase design, concrete placement, finishing, and curing,
  • Wood framing details,
  • Exterior dry stacked wall construction details (problems and solutions),
  • Interior wall finishes (drywall, plaster, etc.),
  • Flooring (sheet flooring/ceramic/wood/carpeting), (problems and solutions),
  • Shower/tub enclosure renovation,
  • Insulation materials and installation,
  • Roofing materials and installation (problems and solutions),
  • Gutter and downspout installation,
  • Exterior wall finishes (brick, stone, vinyl siding, wood),
  • French drains (materials and installation / foundation waterproofing).

Attendees will learn important information for starting critical remodeling projects while ensuring that quality construction is achieved.


Mt. Lebanon School District

7 Horsman Drive

Pittsburgh PA 15228

Fax: 412-344-2047

412-344-2000

© 2019 Mt. Lebanon School District. You are welcome and encouraged to access and print material from the Mt. Lebanon School District website for personal use only. Any other copying, posting to another website, distribution, modification, transmission, or dissemination of any of the Website content is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission from the School District.

powered by finalsite