“Our Noble Workforce” is something I envisioned doing for decades. I always wanted to photograph our skilled trades people in the light I saw them in, and during the time I could most appreciate them as human beings. Lack of color, all the shadows, obscurity, except for expressions, are not accidents, rather the intent. This is a culture that I hold in the highest honor and hope the display does justice to the pride and dedication of the men and women who chose manufacturing as their career.”
Ann enjoys art as much as learning. She holds a BFA from Siena Heights University and Certificates in Iron One Welding from Alpena Community College, Master Floral Design, Michigan Floral Designer and University of Michigan Master Gardener. Ann’s 35 plus years in the art world brought her to Onaway to learn welding to create her ideas in large scale metal art. Tom Moran became her metal art mentor. She now exhibits her metal art throughout Michigan and has received several awards for her metal art works.She was selected to be the Artist in Residence for the Iron One Studio and teaches Ornamental Welding Courses at the Industrial Arts Institute.
Welding Academy students will develop basic welding knowledge and skill application. They will participate in the creation of a team welding project and complete student-made take home projects. This interactive Welding Academy will allow your student to experience first-hand what it is like to operate various equipment used in the welding industry. This will include welding power sources, grinders and manual & automated CNC plasma tables. Their experience at the Welding Academy will spark their interest and stretch their minds as they explore the exciting and rewarding opportunities available through a career as a Welder and/or Metal Fabricator. On the final day, parents are invited to attend the last hour of class for a show and tell of their student’s projects and accomplishments from the Welding Academy.
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