Chad

672 have dabbled | 90 reviews
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4.95 | 90 reviews

Chad

672 have dabbled | 90 reviews
Big square 2015 03 09 09.51.02
4.95 | 90 reviews
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Chad Copeland

I was raised in Northwest Indiana where some of the most beautiful landscapes abruptly end at the fences of giant industrial complexes. Urban landscapes that once thrived are now in a tailspin of economic and environmental disaster. Having been raised in that area, it seemed normal for beautiful sandy beaches to be interrupted by hazardous area signs, and gorgeous sunsets to have a smoke stack in silhouette with them. These scenes of my youth have imbedded themselves in my subconscious and have led me down a unique path of artistic exploration. I find it fascinating to incorporate hard industrial elements in works that address nature, or the human presence and form. In some of my work I have even played with the conundrum I find myself in considering the use of electricity generated locally, that I then consume to create work that generally is addressing the negativity of the system. The thought complexity, and conviction I put into my work is all directly connected with a guilt I feel as a postindustrial human. My education started after enrolling at the American Academy of Art. This led me to my mentor and good friend Bobby Joe Scribner. A professor at the academy and a free-lance sculptor, Bobby Joe introduced me to the world of steel sculpture. It was the perfect medium for a young man like myself to use to express my complicated emotions surrounding Industry and Nature. Working with Bobby Joe turned into an Apprenticeship lasting nearly three years. Next I found myself working toward structural welding certificates. The last step in my undergraduate studies was returning to academia at Ball State University. This small State school in East Central Indiana boasts one of the finest sculpture/3D facilities in the Midwest. I spent two years in attendance here making some of the most powerful works of my career thus far, with a thesis containing all the research and evidence necessary to back up the series. I now find myself residing in Denver Colorado. Here I am assembling a shop and studio to continue my personal work as well as offer my fabrication services to the public via commissioned work as well as open studio space and classes to those interested in learning to do the work themselves.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

I was raised in Northwest Indiana where some of the most beautiful landscapes abruptly end at the fences of giant industrial complexes. Urban landscapes that once thrived are now in a tailspin of economic and environmental disaster. Having been raised in that area, it seemed normal for beautiful sandy beaches to be interrupted by hazardous area signs, and gorgeous sunsets to have a smoke stack in silhouette with them. These scenes of my youth have imbedded themselves in my subconscious and have led me down a unique path of artistic exploration. I find it fascinating to incorporate hard industrial elements in works that address nature, or the human presence and form. In some of my work I have even played with the conundrum I find myself in considering the use of electricity generated locally, that I then consume to create work that generally is addressing the negativity of the system. The thought complexity, and conviction I put into my work is all directly connected with a guilt I feel as a postindustrial human. My education started after enrolling at the American Academy of Art. This led me to my mentor and good friend Bobby Joe Scribner. A professor at the academy and a free-lance sculptor, Bobby Joe introduced me to the world of steel sculpture. It was the perfect medium for a young man like myself to use to express my complicated emotions surrounding Industry and Nature. Working with Bobby Joe turned into an Apprenticeship lasting nearly three years. Next I found myself working toward structural welding certificates. The last step in my undergraduate studies was returning to academia at Ball State University. This small State school in East Central Indiana boasts one of the finest sculpture/3D facilities in the Midwest. I spent two years in attendance here making some of the most powerful works of my career thus far, with a thesis containing all the research and evidence necessary to back up the series. I now find myself residing in Denver Colorado. Here I am assembling a shop and studio to continue my personal work as well as offer my fabrication services to the public via commissioned work as well as open studio space and classes to those interested in learning to do the work themselves.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Bob N.
    Reviewed on 10/19/17

    Really enjoyed the class and picked up a bunch of great info. Chad made the class fun, informative and very useful. Highly recommend to anyone with little to no welding experience. Also probably very useful for anyone with a welding project in mind as Chad is very willing to help (and totally cool about managing the $$ outlay.)

    Really enjoyed the class and picked up a bunch of great info. Chad made the class fun, informative and very useful. Highly recommend to anyone with little to no welding experience. Also probably very useful for anyone with a welding project in mind as Chad is very willing to help (and totally cool about managing the $$ outlay.)

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    Julia B.
    Reviewed on 09/13/17

    My son loved it! He's been watching all these YouTube videos and this was his great chance to see it all live. Chad was super patient and great teacher.

    My son loved it! He's been watching all these YouTube videos and this was his great chance to see it all live. Chad was super patient and great teacher.

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    Lana G.
    Reviewed on 09/12/17

    Chad made the welding process interesting and approachable. He was laid-back but obviously extremely knowledgeable, and it was great to get some hands-on practice in a safe and non-intimidating setting. I'd recommend this class to anyone who's even a little curious.

    Chad made the welding process interesting and approachable. He was laid-back but obviously extremely knowledgeable, and it was great to get some hands-on practice in a safe and non-intimidating setting. I'd recommend this class to anyone who's even a little curious.

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    Todd M.
    Reviewed on 09/09/17

    This class was well worth taking; Chad was very informative both verbally and hands on. He packed about as much as one could in the time allotted. Would definitely recommend.

    This class was well worth taking; Chad was very informative both verbally and hands on. He packed about as much as one could in the time allotted. Would definitely recommend.

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    Madi B.
    Reviewed on 08/31/17

    Took this class for my husbands birthday and it was a hoot! The instructor was knowledgeable on the subject of blacksmithing and allowed us to be creative. It's a fun and relaxed environment which was great after a long day of work.

    Took this class for my husbands birthday and it was a hoot! The instructor was knowledgeable on the subject of blacksmithing and allowed us to be creative. It's a fun and relaxed environment which was great after a long day of work.

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    Renae P.
    Reviewed on 08/30/17

    The class was relaxed and a lot of fun. Chad first demonstrated what we would be doing. Then when it was your turn at the anvil, he was good about jumping in to help if you needed it or hanging back and letting you have at it if that was more your style. Each person individually makes their own item so you do spend a lot of time watching and chatting with others in the class. We had a great group so the time went by quickly and Chad did a great job of encouraging conversation and making everyone feel welcome. I also never felt rushed to finish up, even though we went over the designated end time, nobody was pressured to speed up. The last person got as much time as the first. Blacksmithing is probably not a hobby I would pursue but twisting and pounding steel was a great experience and something I'm definitely glad I tried.

    The class was relaxed and a lot of fun. Chad first demonstrated what we would be doing. Then when it was your turn at the anvil, he was good about jumping in to help if you needed it or hanging back and letting you have at it if that was more your style. Each person individually makes their own item so you do spend a lot of time watching and chatting with others in the class. We had a great group so the time went by quickly and Chad did a great job of encouraging conversation and making everyone feel welcome. I also never felt rushed to finish up, even though we went over the designated end time, nobody was pressured to speed up. The last person got as much time as the first. Blacksmithing is probably not a hobby I would pursue but twisting and pounding steel was a great experience and something I'm definitely glad I tried.

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    Tommy C.
    Reviewed on 08/25/17

    The class was fun, pretty to the point. A quick review on the equipment and then straight to blacksmithing. Great time with my dad on his B-day.

    The class was fun, pretty to the point. A quick review on the equipment and then straight to blacksmithing. Great time with my dad on his B-day.

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    Valerie M.
    Reviewed on 05/16/17

    I've always wanted to try welding. This class was a great experience and perfect way to spend the Mother's Day afternoon with my son!

    I've always wanted to try welding. This class was a great experience and perfect way to spend the Mother's Day afternoon with my son!

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    Michael L.
    Reviewed on 05/02/17

    Excellent beginners class. Chad is friendly and helpful. If interested in blacksmithing highly recommend this class.

    Excellent beginners class. Chad is friendly and helpful. If interested in blacksmithing highly recommend this class.

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    Heidi H.
    Reviewed on 04/22/17

    Great experience! Highly recommended.

    Great experience! Highly recommended.

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    Heidi H.
    Reviewed on 04/22/17

    Great experience! Highly recommended. Fun class

    Great experience! Highly recommended. Fun class

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    James M.
    Reviewed on 03/31/17

    The class was helpful. We got what we need out of it. Thanks for the great time.

    The class was helpful. We got what we need out of it. Thanks for the great time.

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    Rene H.
    Reviewed on 03/27/17

    Chad is an engaging and knowledgeable instructor. He encourages students to try everything themselves, but is also close by with help should it be required. I have enjoyed all the classes I have taken from Chad and would recommend him to anyone!

    Chad is an engaging and knowledgeable instructor. He encourages students to try everything themselves, but is also close by with help should it be required. I have enjoyed all the classes I have taken from Chad and would recommend him to anyone!

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    Ralph P.
    Reviewed on 03/21/17

    Great follow up to the beginning class. I was able to complete my project within the class time. the instructor was there to answer questions and made some great suggestions, but let us work at our own pace.

    Great follow up to the beginning class. I was able to complete my project within the class time. the instructor was there to answer questions and made some great suggestions, but let us work at our own pace.

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    Jason A.
    Reviewed on 03/21/17

    This class provides full access to the C-Squared metal shop: a quick safety briefing and MIG welder example, then start your project. Chad spent time checking in with each person, cutting metal and providing expert advice on metal fabrication. Great shop, great guy. Highly recommended if you have a project that requires equipment you don't own.

    This class provides full access to the C-Squared metal shop: a quick safety briefing and MIG welder example, then start your project. Chad spent time checking in with each person, cutting metal and providing expert advice on metal fabrication. Great shop, great guy. Highly recommended if you have a project that requires equipment you don't own.

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    Steve M.
    Reviewed on 03/12/17

    Great class. No nonsense after safety briefing. Did a lot of work on my project, grinding welds, polishing, etc. Instructor was knowledgeable and available. I will go back again!

    Great class. No nonsense after safety briefing. Did a lot of work on my project, grinding welds, polishing, etc. Instructor was knowledgeable and available. I will go back again!

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    Rene H.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    Great introductory class! Definitely recommend it to others.

    Great introductory class! Definitely recommend it to others.

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    Rene H.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    My friend and I have taken both Chad's beginning and advanced Welding Techniques. We had a fantastic experience and are now completely comfortable running our machine on our own. Chad is a great instructor. He is patient and fun. I will be going back to take more classes from him in the future. I highly recommend him!

    My friend and I have taken both Chad's beginning and advanced Welding Techniques. We had a fantastic experience and are now completely comfortable running our machine on our own. Chad is a great instructor. He is patient and fun. I will be going back to take more classes from him in the future. I highly recommend him!

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    Janet F.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    Enjoyed first class so much signed up for the Advanced class right away. Enjoyed this class just as much as the first and was able to complete another project. Chad is very patient and encouraging when giving instruction, a natural teacher.

    Enjoyed first class so much signed up for the Advanced class right away. Enjoyed this class just as much as the first and was able to complete another project. Chad is very patient and encouraging when giving instruction, a natural teacher.

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    Janet F.
    Reviewed on 03/10/17

    I have never welded prior to this class. The instructor, Chad gave an overview of welding and safety, then showed the class how to make a head of welding. Each student took a turn emulating the weld bead until they got the hang of it. Chad clearly enjoys sharing his craft and is able to make it so it is not too intimidating. We were able to create a small project by the end of the class. Great class!

    I have never welded prior to this class. The instructor, Chad gave an overview of welding and safety, then showed the class how to make a head of welding. Each student took a turn emulating the weld bead until they got the hang of it. Chad clearly enjoys sharing his craft and is able to make it so it is not too intimidating. We were able to create a small project by the end of the class. Great class!

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    Linda S.
    Reviewed on 03/06/17

    Chad was an excellent instructor. Great at explaining the welding processes and safety. We all got a chance to make welds and even had time to make a small project. Class size was excellent to get one on one instruction. Will surely sign up for next class.

    Chad was an excellent instructor. Great at explaining the welding processes and safety. We all got a chance to make welds and even had time to make a small project. Class size was excellent to get one on one instruction. Will surely sign up for next class.

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    Jennifer L.
    Reviewed on 02/27/17

    Chad is awesome. Super knowledgable, easy to understand, and helpful without being overbearing or making you feel stupid. =) The item everyone made was a letter opener, but since my husband was also in the class, Chad let me make a planter hanger. I highly recommend the blacksmithing class or anything else he teaches.

    Chad is awesome. Super knowledgable, easy to understand, and helpful without being overbearing or making you feel stupid. =) The item everyone made was a letter opener, but since my husband was also in the class, Chad let me make a planter hanger. I highly recommend the blacksmithing class or anything else he teaches.

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    Jason A.
    Reviewed on 02/27/17

    Great metal shop overview class: some welding history and methods before a safety briefing and then hands on learning with the MIG welder. Chad spent time working individually with each person. He is a very patient and skilled instructor. After class, he spent extra time with my 15 year old to do some additional work, adding finishing touches. Wonderful experience, signed up for the advanced class immediately.

    Highly recommended for anyone new to or interested in welding. All the specialized safety equipment is provided, but read and obey the dress code. And if you have small hands, I suggest bringing a pair of sturdy leather gloves that fit well.

    Great metal shop overview class: some welding history and methods before a safety briefing and then hands on learning with the MIG welder. Chad spent time working individually with each person. He is a very patient and skilled instructor. After class, he spent extra time with my 15 year old to do some additional work, adding finishing touches. Wonderful experience, signed up for the advanced class immediately.

    Highly recommended for anyone new to or interested in welding. All the specialized safety equipment is provided, but read and obey the dress code. And if you have small hands, I suggest bringing a pair of sturdy leather gloves that fit well.

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    Josh L.
    Reviewed on 02/20/17

    Great class, Chad was very easy to understand and we took home some cool skills.

    Great class, Chad was very easy to understand and we took home some cool skills.

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    Ellyn A.
    Reviewed on 02/17/17

    Great teacher. Truly knows how to teach. Engages the student from the very start with both knowledge and talent regarding the subject. Students walk away with a completed project and an "I can do this" experience.

    Great teacher. Truly knows how to teach. Engages the student from the very start with both knowledge and talent regarding the subject. Students walk away with a completed project and an "I can do this" experience.

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    Nancy W.
    Reviewed on 02/02/17

    A friend and I took this class last night with Chad and both of us had a great experience. Chad is a skilled teacher, patient with student questions, and was able to structure his approach to a range of student backgrounds and skill levels. Most importantly for us was that he was able to take the scary looking process of welding and reassure us that we could learn to weld safely and competently.

    A friend and I took this class last night with Chad and both of us had a great experience. Chad is a skilled teacher, patient with student questions, and was able to structure his approach to a range of student backgrounds and skill levels. Most importantly for us was that he was able to take the scary looking process of welding and reassure us that we could learn to weld safely and competently.

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    Chris P.
    Reviewed on 01/31/17

    Awesome fun beginner experience with welding. Good explanations for the technique, settings, sounds, and helpful hints for welding in different situations. Getting the chance to do some hands on welding plus getting to watch others provided a good way to see and understand the basics of mig welding.

    Awesome fun beginner experience with welding. Good explanations for the technique, settings, sounds, and helpful hints for welding in different situations. Getting the chance to do some hands on welding plus getting to watch others provided a good way to see and understand the basics of mig welding.

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    Alex O.
    Reviewed on 01/30/17

    He was very knowledgeable and we were able to leave with proof of our experience. Really enjoyed learning about blacksmithing.

    He was very knowledgeable and we were able to leave with proof of our experience. Really enjoyed learning about blacksmithing.

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    Janette E.
    Reviewed on 01/30/17

    Great class, Chad dove right in and was very helpful in instructing and gave great direction. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who's interested in welding.

    Great class, Chad dove right in and was very helpful in instructing and gave great direction. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who's interested in welding.

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    Margaret K.
    Reviewed on 01/30/17

    Fun! I'm hooked. I'll be back.

    Fun! I'm hooked. I'll be back.

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    Phil M.
    Reviewed on 01/29/17

    This class was perfect. I do have experience in blacksmithing, so I took this a a refresher course. Chad was amazing. Knowledgeable about the history, and techniques. If you are interested, but, apprehensive this is the class for you. Chad is patient, and adjusts to your level of comfort. No one is left out, and encouragement abundant. Rare to see a teacher adapt to so many people, and every question was answered. I cannot say enough about this class. Chad and his crew are the most approachable and easy to talk to as well. Great class, will learn more, from Chad.

    This class was perfect. I do have experience in blacksmithing, so I took this a a refresher course. Chad was amazing. Knowledgeable about the history, and techniques. If you are interested, but, apprehensive this is the class for you. Chad is patient, and adjusts to your level of comfort. No one is left out, and encouragement abundant. Rare to see a teacher adapt to so many people, and every question was answered. I cannot say enough about this class. Chad and his crew are the most approachable and easy to talk to as well. Great class, will learn more, from Chad.

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    Nathaniel R.
    Reviewed on 01/27/17

    Chad was a great teacher. Great explanation of welding basics, plenty of time on the welder and great feedback and encouragement. Want to the advanced class once I come up with a project idea.

    Chad was a great teacher. Great explanation of welding basics, plenty of time on the welder and great feedback and encouragement. Want to the advanced class once I come up with a project idea.

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    Jon L.
    Reviewed on 01/20/17

    Chad is a terrific teacher with a ton of experience. Being able to jump right in and get hands on experience is the best way to learn, and we were able to do just that. We also got to hear from a teacher that lives and breathes the trade daily. Thanks!

    Chad is a terrific teacher with a ton of experience. Being able to jump right in and get hands on experience is the best way to learn, and we were able to do just that. We also got to hear from a teacher that lives and breathes the trade daily. Thanks!

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    Stephanie C.
    Reviewed on 01/20/17

    It's no surprise Chad is one of the highest rated Dabble instructors- his class was so great! His love of the process is infectious & his work is inspiring. Already signed up for his next class!!

    It's no surprise Chad is one of the highest rated Dabble instructors- his class was so great! His love of the process is infectious & his work is inspiring. Already signed up for his next class!!

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    Dale A.
    Reviewed on 01/19/17

    I really enjoyed learning the history and basics of welding with Chad. Hands on practice and coaching on technique was very helpful. Chad's tips for how and where to tack joints together to keep them square was important. Highly recommend!

    I really enjoyed learning the history and basics of welding with Chad. Hands on practice and coaching on technique was very helpful. Chad's tips for how and where to tack joints together to keep them square was important. Highly recommend!

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    Julianna B.
    Reviewed on 01/09/17

    At first you may be excited about blacksmithing, and then you might feel intimidated. Don't worry. Chad has your back. Not only does he go over safety, but he gives a brief history of the craft and explains some of the geeky details. The project will give you a few techniques to practice and send you home with a useful item. (We made bottle openers in the class I took). This class is a good ol' hammer swingin' time.

    At first you may be excited about blacksmithing, and then you might feel intimidated. Don't worry. Chad has your back. Not only does he go over safety, but he gives a brief history of the craft and explains some of the geeky details. The project will give you a few techniques to practice and send you home with a useful item. (We made bottle openers in the class I took). This class is a good ol' hammer swingin' time.

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    Ellyn A.
    Reviewed on 01/06/17

    Great class! Chad really knows his stuff. He has a natural teaching style that puts you immediately at ease and allows one to grap the concepts being taught. Really enjoyed the class. Best of all I felt very confident I could master the basics of welding when I left class. Thank you Chad!

    Great class! Chad really knows his stuff. He has a natural teaching style that puts you immediately at ease and allows one to grap the concepts being taught. Really enjoyed the class. Best of all I felt very confident I could master the basics of welding when I left class. Thank you Chad!

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    Whispered G.
    Reviewed on 12/19/16

    I would recommend this, once taken the basics class. Some of the students brought their projects and Chad guided them from start to finish. Chad will let you use most of his tools and toys inside his shop. I liked this better than the basics because I got way more time on the MIG welder, and practiced with several techniques and angles and steel thickness. I made mistakes and learned how to fix them. Happy welding!

    I would recommend this, once taken the basics class. Some of the students brought their projects and Chad guided them from start to finish. Chad will let you use most of his tools and toys inside his shop. I liked this better than the basics because I got way more time on the MIG welder, and practiced with several techniques and angles and steel thickness. I made mistakes and learned how to fix them. Happy welding!

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    Rand P.
    Reviewed on 12/16/16

    Great class! Plenty of time on the welder, lots of freedom in what i did and Chad was there to help answer questions or show techniques specific to what i wanted to learn.

    Great class! Plenty of time on the welder, lots of freedom in what i did and Chad was there to help answer questions or show techniques specific to what i wanted to learn.

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    Megan K.
    Reviewed on 12/06/16

    This class was an absolute blast. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Chad is incredibly knowledgeable, but also very patient, easygoing, and has a great sense of humor. He seems to really enjoy teaching and sharing his studio with his students. I was pretty nervous going into the class (I don't have much experience working with any tools more complex than a hammer), but Chad took the time to explain how everything worked and put me at ease. Everyone in the class seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience and we all made some awesome ornaments! I'll definitely be back for more classes at C-Squared Studios.

    This class was an absolute blast. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher. Chad is incredibly knowledgeable, but also very patient, easygoing, and has a great sense of humor. He seems to really enjoy teaching and sharing his studio with his students. I was pretty nervous going into the class (I don't have much experience working with any tools more complex than a hammer), but Chad took the time to explain how everything worked and put me at ease. Everyone in the class seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience and we all made some awesome ornaments! I'll definitely be back for more classes at C-Squared Studios.

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    Larry M.
    Reviewed on 12/05/16

    I enjoyed this class. It is a good intro to blacksmithing. The instructor is a good guy, very peasant and helpful. I would definitely like to take another class.

    I enjoyed this class. It is a good intro to blacksmithing. The instructor is a good guy, very peasant and helpful. I would definitely like to take another class.

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    Amie H.
    Reviewed on 12/05/16

    I had a great time at the class I was a little nervous because I was the only girl but the instructor made me feel comfortable and was very helpful when I had questions

    I had a great time at the class I was a little nervous because I was the only girl but the instructor made me feel comfortable and was very helpful when I had questions

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    Sherri P.
    Reviewed on 12/01/16

    Great class and great instructor. Funny and informative. He really knows his craft.

    Great class and great instructor. Funny and informative. He really knows his craft.

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    Rand P.
    Reviewed on 11/07/16

    This is the second class I have taken with Chad and was another great afternoon. Chad does a great job of creating a relaxed atmosphere where people are comfortable asking questions and interacting with the other people in the class. I look forward to taking more classes here in the future!

    This is the second class I have taken with Chad and was another great afternoon. Chad does a great job of creating a relaxed atmosphere where people are comfortable asking questions and interacting with the other people in the class. I look forward to taking more classes here in the future!

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    Karen E.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    Chad was able to awaken my inner welder and can't wait to start making more projects.

    Chad was able to awaken my inner welder and can't wait to start making more projects.

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    Rand P.
    Reviewed on 10/11/16

    Chad was great. The class was very comfortable and laid back, plenty of instruction and explanation well balanced with hands on time and tips provided by Chad and his apprentice.

    Chad was great. The class was very comfortable and laid back, plenty of instruction and explanation well balanced with hands on time and tips provided by Chad and his apprentice.

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    Naomi D.
    Reviewed on 10/03/16

    This class was awesome! Chad really knows his stuff and is super passionate about welding. I appreciated all the knowledge he shared with the class; from history of welding to how to get started in your in own home. I'll definitely be back for more is his class. Thanks again Chad!

    This class was awesome! Chad really knows his stuff and is super passionate about welding. I appreciated all the knowledge he shared with the class; from history of welding to how to get started in your in own home. I'll definitely be back for more is his class. Thanks again Chad!

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    Todd P.
    Reviewed on 10/02/16

    Chad was an excellent instructor, and very knowledgable. Laid back class, and having never welded before, it was helpful to watch others and get some hands on experience. Great intro, and will be back for more.

    Chad was an excellent instructor, and very knowledgable. Laid back class, and having never welded before, it was helpful to watch others and get some hands on experience. Great intro, and will be back for more.

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    Joseph W.
    Reviewed on 09/27/16

    Once you walk into the shop and see it, you can already feel that the class will be a great experience--and it was! It started with the history and science of welding so we would know when, how, and why. Each type of welding has a historical and practical application. The context of the process and tools made it easier for me to relate to the practical instructions. Chad did an excellent job of teaching the group of us how to MIG weld. Nobody in the group felt unsafe or exited the class without welding something. Prior to the class I did not know anything and now I am excited to start practicing.

    Once you walk into the shop and see it, you can already feel that the class will be a great experience--and it was! It started with the history and science of welding so we would know when, how, and why. Each type of welding has a historical and practical application. The context of the process and tools made it easier for me to relate to the practical instructions. Chad did an excellent job of teaching the group of us how to MIG weld. Nobody in the group felt unsafe or exited the class without welding something. Prior to the class I did not know anything and now I am excited to start practicing.

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    Jose C.
    Reviewed on 09/19/16

    Great class. The instructor was knowledgeable, professional and very personable. It was a small class so each of us had 1-on-1 instruction. We started out with a safety briefing (presented well with some critical information) then moved onto some welding demonstrations and finally onto our being able to do some welding on our own. Fun stuff in a funky cool location.

    Great class. The instructor was knowledgeable, professional and very personable. It was a small class so each of us had 1-on-1 instruction. We started out with a safety briefing (presented well with some critical information) then moved onto some welding demonstrations and finally onto our being able to do some welding on our own. Fun stuff in a funky cool location.

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    Victoria I.
    Reviewed on 08/29/16

    Really enjoyed this class! Chris made the class easily understandable and gave the information in a way that was both interesting and not intimidating. Look forward to taking more classes with him.

    Really enjoyed this class! Chris made the class easily understandable and gave the information in a way that was both interesting and not intimidating. Look forward to taking more classes with him.

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    Mike S.
    Reviewed on 08/29/16

    Great class! Chad is a great teacher and very knowledgeable!

    Great class! Chad is a great teacher and very knowledgeable!

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    Mark S.
    Reviewed on 08/22/16

    Chad is awesome! He provided a safe environment and provided great instruction!

    Chad is awesome! He provided a safe environment and provided great instruction!

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    Brittany C.
    Reviewed on 08/15/16

    I've been wanting to learn more and experience welding for some time now and this was simply perfect. I learned a TON and got to do my first weld! Chad's a great teacher. Highly recommended!

    I've been wanting to learn more and experience welding for some time now and this was simply perfect. I learned a TON and got to do my first weld! Chad's a great teacher. Highly recommended!

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    Josh R.
    Reviewed on 08/09/16

    I was looking for a basic intro to welding so I could get some direction and safety basics as a hobbyist. Chad really knows his trade and is a great teacher. Awesome class.

    I was looking for a basic intro to welding so I could get some direction and safety basics as a hobbyist. Chad really knows his trade and is a great teacher. Awesome class.

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    Michael C.
    Reviewed on 08/01/16

    Great class. Instructor is knowledgeable and presented the information in an easily understandable manner. The opportunity to practice under his guidance was exceptional. I look forward to taking more of his classes.

    Great class. Instructor is knowledgeable and presented the information in an easily understandable manner. The opportunity to practice under his guidance was exceptional. I look forward to taking more of his classes.

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    Kirk L.
    Reviewed on 07/25/16

    Very informative class. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and did a great job of making the material fun and interesting.

    If you are interested in learning about welding, this is a great place to start.

    Very informative class. The instructor was very knowledgeable, and did a great job of making the material fun and interesting.

    If you are interested in learning about welding, this is a great place to start.

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    Luis D.
    Reviewed on 07/19/16

    Great class, I really enjoyed the interaction with Chad and how he explained the process for welding. Thank you.

    Great class, I really enjoyed the interaction with Chad and how he explained the process for welding. Thank you.

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    Peter G.
    Reviewed on 07/18/16

    The class left me really wanted to weld more. Just need to think of a project to get me back in the shop!

    The class left me really wanted to weld more. Just need to think of a project to get me back in the shop!

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    Rhonda R.
    Reviewed on 06/15/16

    Chad was fantastic! Presented very open and friendly atmosphere. Good safety presentation. Looking forward to more classes!

    Chad was fantastic! Presented very open and friendly atmosphere. Good safety presentation. Looking forward to more classes!

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    Lori T.
    Reviewed on 05/09/16

    Best Mother's Day ever... my son and I got to try a new skill with a knowledgeable instructor - was well worth the price. Had a ton of fun!

    Best Mother's Day ever... my son and I got to try a new skill with a knowledgeable instructor - was well worth the price. Had a ton of fun!

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    Anne K.
    Reviewed on 03/07/16

    This is a great class! Chad does a wonderful job of explaining the various welding techniques and the details behind how it all works. The hands on is well done and there was plenty of time to create things from his scrap pile. I highly recommend this class and Chad for any work you might want done by him or in collaboration.

    This is a great class! Chad does a wonderful job of explaining the various welding techniques and the details behind how it all works. The hands on is well done and there was plenty of time to create things from his scrap pile. I highly recommend this class and Chad for any work you might want done by him or in collaboration.

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    Denise K.
    Reviewed on 02/22/16

    Felt a tad intimidated at first, but once the instructors started talking about safety it was obvious they were going to great. They both did a great job explaining all things welding and were very helpful during our practice sessions using a MIG welder. I came home with a necklace holder I made from scraps around the shop with some help from Chad. I am so proud of myself! I was taking the class as it was something I always wanted to try and I loved it. My neighbors and friends are now calling me "Flashdance" Ha! Thanks guys!

    Felt a tad intimidated at first, but once the instructors started talking about safety it was obvious they were going to great. They both did a great job explaining all things welding and were very helpful during our practice sessions using a MIG welder. I came home with a necklace holder I made from scraps around the shop with some help from Chad. I am so proud of myself! I was taking the class as it was something I always wanted to try and I loved it. My neighbors and friends are now calling me "Flashdance" Ha! Thanks guys!

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    Leanne S.
    Reviewed on 02/21/16

    My husband and I had a fantastic time. Our instructor Chad Copeland and the other guy were helpful, knowledgeable and fun. They gave the right amount of instruction and information and really let us create and use all the tools. The had enthusiasm for what they do and it shows. I would love to take another class from these two.

    My husband and I had a fantastic time. Our instructor Chad Copeland and the other guy were helpful, knowledgeable and fun. They gave the right amount of instruction and information and really let us create and use all the tools. The had enthusiasm for what they do and it shows. I would love to take another class from these two.

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    S T.
    Reviewed on 01/25/16

    Fabulous class with wonderful instructors. I'm a jeweler and have been interested in doing sculpture. This is a wonderful launch into the world of steel and welding!

    Fabulous class with wonderful instructors. I'm a jeweler and have been interested in doing sculpture. This is a wonderful launch into the world of steel and welding!

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    Sarah H.
    Reviewed on 01/11/16

    Great class! Instructions said to bring eye and ear protection, but we did not need it, as welding helmets were provided. Class was very thorough and a great introduction to welding. Also great to know the class space is open to the public and I can return any time to use the equipment to work on my own projects.

    Great class! Instructions said to bring eye and ear protection, but we did not need it, as welding helmets were provided. Class was very thorough and a great introduction to welding. Also great to know the class space is open to the public and I can return any time to use the equipment to work on my own projects.

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    Matthew B.
    Reviewed on 12/31/15

    Wanted to learn a new skill/ hobby to make me more handy around the house we're buying/ and to build accessories for my Jeep.

    Wanted to learn a new skill/ hobby to make me more handy around the house we're buying/ and to build accessories for my Jeep.

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    Nick S.
    Reviewed on 12/29/15

    Great class taught by some solid guys. They walked us through the basics and helped me put together a gameplan for my project. I'm sure they saved me a grip of money by leading me down the correct path. A real value here!

    Great class taught by some solid guys. They walked us through the basics and helped me put together a gameplan for my project. I'm sure they saved me a grip of money by leading me down the correct path. A real value here!

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    Nicholas D.
    Reviewed on 12/07/15

    Great class. Very good introduction to the different methods of welding. Hands on experience as well. Highly recommend.

    Great class. Very good introduction to the different methods of welding. Hands on experience as well. Highly recommend.

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    Matthew S.
    Reviewed on 12/07/15

    awesome class! having two teachers allowed the class to split and focus on different areas of interest to the students, and allowed more hands-on time per student. can't give this class enough thumbs-up! thank you Chad and Jack.

    awesome class! having two teachers allowed the class to split and focus on different areas of interest to the students, and allowed more hands-on time per student. can't give this class enough thumbs-up! thank you Chad and Jack.

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    Kipper A.
    Reviewed on 10/09/15

    Great class, great guy. Would recommend to anyone for a girls night out.

    Great class, great guy. Would recommend to anyone for a girls night out.

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    Josh O.
    Reviewed on 09/04/15

    Chad was great. Good introductory class. Right amount of info. Chad was very encouraging and provided lots of hands on time.

    Chad was great. Good introductory class. Right amount of info. Chad was very encouraging and provided lots of hands on time.

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    Jennifer D.
    Reviewed on 08/30/15

    Jack was a perfect instructor. He makes welding super non-intimidating for beginners. Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the craft and trying out the tools. I plan to head back to complete a larger project soon. Highly recommend to anyone interested in welding!!

    Jack was a perfect instructor. He makes welding super non-intimidating for beginners. Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the craft and trying out the tools. I plan to head back to complete a larger project soon. Highly recommend to anyone interested in welding!!

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    Diane L.
    Reviewed on 08/15/15

    Basic Welding was awesome!!! The instructor was informative and helpful. He did a great job teaching me about the different equipment and safety issues. The plasma cutter was my favorite. Created a fish to hang on the wall. Have already signed up for another class.

    Basic Welding was awesome!!! The instructor was informative and helpful. He did a great job teaching me about the different equipment and safety issues. The plasma cutter was my favorite. Created a fish to hang on the wall. Have already signed up for another class.

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    Britni S.
    Reviewed on 04/14/15

    Great introduction into the world of welding. Chad is very knowledgable and is experienced in a wide array of welding projects so there's nothing he can't teach you about welding. Anyone interested in learning about welding, regardless of the skill level, should sign up for this class-the instructor is good to communicate and guide students to learn proper welding techniques.

    Great introduction into the world of welding. Chad is very knowledgable and is experienced in a wide array of welding projects so there's nothing he can't teach you about welding. Anyone interested in learning about welding, regardless of the skill level, should sign up for this class-the instructor is good to communicate and guide students to learn proper welding techniques.

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    Ryan C.
    Reviewed on 04/12/15

    This was a great class for novices and for people who are looking to add to their knowledge. Chad was an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to take a welding and metal fabrication class.

    This was a great class for novices and for people who are looking to add to their knowledge. Chad was an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to take a welding and metal fabrication class.

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    Jack P.
    Reviewed on 03/05/15

    Chad is super enthusiastic and an excellent teacher. He really knows his subject, and is able to tailor the student experience so that you are able to get what you want out of it.

    Chad is super enthusiastic and an excellent teacher. He really knows his subject, and is able to tailor the student experience so that you are able to get what you want out of it.

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    Justin K.
    Reviewed on 03/05/15

    Played with a ton of equipment and gained some great knowledge about metal fab.

    Played with a ton of equipment and gained some great knowledge about metal fab.

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    Bob S.
    Reviewed on 02/16/15

    Really enjoyed it. Would definitely do again.

    Really enjoyed it. Would definitely do again.

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    Patrick G.
    Reviewed on 02/09/15

    Loved this class. Chad is an awesome hands on teacher and a great guy. I'd recommend this class to anyone thinking about welding or who just want the experience.. Chad knows his stuff and I left the class feeling satisfied and excited to learn more.

    Loved this class. Chad is an awesome hands on teacher and a great guy. I'd recommend this class to anyone thinking about welding or who just want the experience.. Chad knows his stuff and I left the class feeling satisfied and excited to learn more.

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    Mark S.
    Reviewed on 02/09/15

    We had a great time at this class, and it far exceeded our expectations. Chad was very knowledgeable and his instruction was top notch. I highly recommend this class.

    We had a great time at this class, and it far exceeded our expectations. Chad was very knowledgeable and his instruction was top notch. I highly recommend this class.

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    Christi H.
    Reviewed on 01/24/15

    Take this class before buying a welder. See what the difference is with hands on practice.

    Take this class before buying a welder. See what the difference is with hands on practice.

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    Othello G.
    Reviewed on 01/20/15

    I would definitely recommend this class for those who are looking for a quick and dirty run down of different ways to connect and cut metal.

    Chad and Jack did an excellent job of getting those of us with no welding experience caught up on the basics (the history, how the tools work, technique, etc) . I liked that the class covered several different types of welding, which helped me to better decide which type I want to start practicing with first! IF they decide to offer more classes I would certainly sign up.

    I would definitely recommend this class for those who are looking for a quick and dirty run down of different ways to connect and cut metal.

    Chad and Jack did an excellent job of getting those of us with no welding experience caught up on the basics (the history, how the tools work, technique, etc) . I liked that the class covered several different types of welding, which helped me to better decide which type I want to start practicing with first! IF they decide to offer more classes I would certainly sign up.

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    Brian D.
    Reviewed on 01/19/15

    Chad and Jack were great. We had a limited time together, but both worked to share as much knowledge and hands on time as they could. Cool little space and they encouraged further use of their shop and expertise for personal projects.

    Chad and Jack were great. We had a limited time together, but both worked to share as much knowledge and hands on time as they could. Cool little space and they encouraged further use of their shop and expertise for personal projects.

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    John L.
    Reviewed on 10/14/14

    Chad and Jack were great. Very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Their shop is fully equipped with a wide array of tools that they helped us use and learn on. They just wanted to have fun and teach us about metal fabrication, as they are both very passionate about it. The class was also very laid back which allowed us to explore what we were specifically interested in.

    Chad and Jack were great. Very knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Their shop is fully equipped with a wide array of tools that they helped us use and learn on. They just wanted to have fun and teach us about metal fabrication, as they are both very passionate about it. The class was also very laid back which allowed us to explore what we were specifically interested in.

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    Luke P.
    Reviewed on 10/13/14

    The class was great. The instructors were helpful, constructive, and passionate for the topic.

    The class was great. The instructors were helpful, constructive, and passionate for the topic.

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