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FAQs

Please check these answers to the most commonly asked questions.
If you don't find the information you need, please get in touch!

Contact details are at the bottom of the page.

Is this course only for women?

No! We welcome all genders.

We are female metalworkers, who believe that men and women from all walks of life should be able to get creative, get dirty and enjoy all that creative metal work has has to offer. The  welding trade is male dominated, and the stereotype is very masculine, but we think this can be off-putting for both men and women, so we decided to highlight the fact that we're women and we LOVE welding!

is this course suitable for beginners? 

Yes!

You're welcome even if you've never done a single creative or practical thing in your life. We love empowering people in gaining new skills, and we will coach you through the learning process. You can take the day at your own pace, and there is no pressure to produce something elaborate by the end of the day. There will be time to practice, and we will help you the design of your project to make sure you can get finished in time. 

Is this course suitable for children?

The lower age limit for the Creative Scrap Metal day is 18. 

We have to come to this age after finding that teenagers below this age require more attention from tutors for us to feel that they are safe, and this reduces the attention we're able to give to other participants. 

If you have a youngster that is very keen to learn metalwork please email Felix at felixruthrowberry@gmail.com so that we can arrange a private family booking or a 1:1 that will meet their needs in a safe and practical way. 

I already have some metalworking experience.
is this course suitable for me?

Yes!

We have equipment and resources that even experienced metalworkers will enjoy having time to get grips with. Our skill set is in creative metalwork and fabrication, so we can help you gain additional skills and experience in these fields. If you have a specific project or skill you want to practice, get in touch. 

I have my own welder and need some help getting to grips with it. can you help? 

Yes! Bring it along.

We can't promise to get you producing a perfect seams with it, as the expression "a bad workman blames his tools" doesn't apply to welding gear, and a budget or faulty machine will always be a pain to use. However, we can help you get familiar with the settings, and help produce a basic troubleshooting guide with you.

can you give advice on the equipment I need to get set up at home? 

Yes! We're happy to offer our guidance.

Once you've been on a course and we've had time to find out what you want to do and what your setting will be, we're happy to give advice about kit based on your personal circumstances. You might not like what we say though as we firmly believe that you should always buy the best you can afford!

I have a health condition/ additional access needs. can I attend this course?

We would love to hear from you.

We aim to be as inclusive as we possibly can, but the design of our premises means that wheelchair users will not be able to attend the course. We want to help everyone access what we offer though, and in some situations a 1:1 may be more manageable. Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.

is there parking on site?

Yes.

We can park up to seven cars in the compound. If you're using public transport, Temple Meads is an 8 minute taxi ride away and the bus numbers 1, 349, 178 stop by the Paintworks, which is an 11 minute walk across a park and over the river. 

I have a specific project in mind.
is it possible to make it?   

Possibly, yes! Be realistic and be flexible on the day.

It’s a great idea to think about what you want to make beforehand! It’s helpful if you bring drawings and print-outs on the day, but not essential.  

If you do have a specific project in mind we can't guarantee we will always have the materials you are looking for in stock so we recommend you bring the scrap that you need. 

Some projects may prove a bit too complex to be completed in the time available, so try to be realistic and definitely be flexible.

I would prefer to work in a 1:1 environment. can I book 1:1 session?

Sorry, currently we aren't offering one-to-one tuition, but please join our mailing list and follow us on social media for updates and future availability.

Sorry, currently we aren't offering one-to-one tuition, but please join our mailing list and follow us on social media for updates and future availability.

I Have a gift voucher. How do I use it to book?

Send us an email with your chosen date.

Once you've had a look at the dates available on the course info page bookings calendar, simply head to the Checkout page and click the 'Redeem a Gift Card' checkbox.

 

Gift vouchers are valid for 1 year.

Can I reschedule my booking?

Please check the cancellation policy when you book.

To cancel or reschedule for free please contact us at least 14 days prior to your course start date.

Cancellations with less than 2 weeks notice are not refundable.

We reserve the right to postpone in case of unforeseeable circumstances. If this situation arises you will be given the option to re-book or receive a 100% refund.

Need more information? Contact us!
wtfworkshops@gmail.com
Unit 2, 126 Albert Road,
St Phillips
Bristol, BS2 0YA
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