Ability Center 2012 Opportunities!
"You Will Weld"
Now being taught in Mesa Arizona
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*Working Art apprentership programs.
* One week intensive Working Art residency program.
Learn the process of Making!
Khabir is the Lead Technical Mentor for DSST (Denver School of Science and Technology) FIRST Robotics team .
Members of the Robotics team accompanied with family, fabricating parts for the BEST Robotics competition at
The Collaboratory (Working Art's Ability Center). See them compete in Denver's Post
Tubman Hilliard Global Academy - exploring solar
The hole punch
Honoring the Creative
See the excitment at this years Worldskills International 2011
Welding sponsorship and competition
Welding Sponsorship and Video
Cer'Vonn's first weld
October 2011 News Letter: Life Long Learning at The Collaboratory, Pathways to Prosperity Part 1
Tom & Lisa, Fricker Studios (Lisa's testimonial) - After only an hour, I can honestly call myself capable of doing things I have dreamed of for years. Khabir was clear & thourough so we had an understanding of how things work, but patient & supportive as we got right into it. Serious fun!
warning: can be addictive!
Coleen and Steve - I agree with Ann, we want to buy a MIG and practice welding. Khabir and Ceri you made this opportunity really fun and informative for us. It was nice to learn at a gentle pace knowing that we would be doing this for enjoyment rather than just a pure work perspective!
Sharon and Terry - we thoroughly enjoyed the class with you. We loved spending time around you guys in your amazing space. We look forward to welding some more with you!!!
Anne - The Class was very informative and I certainly enjoyed it!
"You Will Weld" Group of friends
Middle Schoolers from Tubman Hilliard Global Academy - Applied learning tour at The Collaboratory
Become a Maker!
Learn basic to advanced welding techniques, layout and how to work with specialized materials. Welding classes are offered either one-on-one or in a group and are designed to ensure that when you’ve finished, you’ll have the skills you need to complete an appropriate project or start to consider how far and in what direction you would like to go with your new skills (We also offer services to help you develop your own personal road map).
Download Welding Career Path Tree
Most of us desire original and new things, that suggests some things don’t exist yet!
Our classes allow one the ability to create that object by teaching a unique blend of innovative functional fabrication methods and welding solutions using, Steel, Aluminum, Bronze, Steel, Stainless steel and other materials.
All classes are by appointment.
Supervised shop time.
Essential Building Techniques, Metals, Wood and Fabrics.
The Process of Making.
Basic to advanced Welding
Cutting, Grinding and Polishing.
Introduction to The Mig
Stainless Steel Welding
Plasma and Torch cutting
Certified Welding plate test and certification principals
* We also teach basic Sewing skills, using Industrial sewing machine equipment.
Middle School people from Tubman Hilliard Global Academy of Denver join us for an Interactive tour of Working Arts Ability School at The Collaboratory!
The welding area
Breaking bread with the young people
Young people cooking their lunch
Being in the light
Reviewing a means of expressing through hand made models
Khabir teaches Community Youth, Kendale, Case and Cer'vonn to reveal and excercise their fusing skills and talents through Welding, to become even more productive as world agents!
Then they started drawing!
Case Welding his first Vertical Up
Donated sewing machine and a little teaching time equips local family with new creative skills and pathways to be more productive agents through more ways to produce value!
Picture top left:"The Shard" at The Collaboratory during its design, build. Pictured outside during its first upright test with apprentices Markell and Jake.