Tig Art

Course description:
This (4 day) 16-hour course is designed for experienced TIG welders who have taken
our TIG 1 & 2 course or if you have prior TIG welding experience. From hobbyists,
automotive enthusiasts, artists, DIYer’s, and for anyone looking to get creative with
the TIG welding process. This course is focused on giving students advanced
theoretical and practical knowledge to work with this fun, and very challenging
process. During the course there will be classroom lecture, live demonstrations,
one-on-one instruction, and hands-on welding with the GTAW (TIG) process. Students
will prepare their own work of inscribed stainless 11g plate to be welded out as
a 2-D “painting”.

Tig Art Pic

Topics Covered Include:
 Welder Safety
 TIG Equipment, Consumables, & Gasses
 TIG Torch, Machine Set Up, Foot Pedal & Troubleshooting
 Tungsten Selection & Preparation
 Filler Material, Material Preparation, Metallurgy
 TIG Machine Settings/Amperages
 TIG Operation & Techniques on Stainless Steel
 Oxide Formation & Color Control


Next Training Offered: 

Fridays, May 10th & May 17th, 2024 from 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturdays, May 11th & May 18th, 2024, 12pm - 4pm

Academic and Workforce Development Center
318 Madison Avenue
Elmira, New York

Cost: $450.00


Cancellations with less than 3 days notice or failure to attend (No Shows) the first day of class will not qualify for a refund or reduction of charges.

Students may cancel 3 days or more prior to the day of class and receive a full refund. We solidify dates with instructors 3 days prior to the start of the class (or reschedule/cancel) and it is dependent upon enrollment. Cancellations with less than 3 days notice can not be refunded). Notification maybe done by phone to the Office of Workforce Education (607-936-5501) or email to ilearn@corning-cc.edu

Your Instructor

mark bellinger

My name’s Mark Bellinger, I’m a 3rd generation welder. I’ve been welding/fabricating for the past 15 years. My passion for welding started when I was a child, with one of my earliest memories being with my father putting sparklers in the electrode holder for our stick welder to let me pretend I was welding. Since then my passion has only grown. Welding is an art form that can always be improved on, and I thrive on chasing that perfection. I am qualified through AWS in SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW under AWS D1.1, D1.2, D1.3, & D1.6 codes. My next goals are to obtain my CWI (Certified Welding Inspector) & CWE (Certified Welding Educator) licenses. I thoroughly enjoy transferring my knowledge to those with the willingness to learn, and watching them grow. I care about creating well rounded welders for the next generation to be built upon. Some of my hobbies include restoring classic vehicles, building mega trucks, and racing my dirt bike when I find the time.