Girls' Welding Camp:
The Art & Science of Metalwork
This exciting, hands-on overnight camp is for high school girls interested in exploring the art and science of metalwork through the medium of welding. Work with WSU faculty and students as you learn different processes, metal tolerances, and design techniques to create beautiful and useful pieces.
- June 20-22, 2017
- Cost: $150
- Meals & materials included
- Stay 2 nights in the WSU dorms
- Jewelry Workshop
- Featured Guests
- Career Exploration
- Hands-on Activities
Meet the Instructors
Program Coordinator Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Welding Engineering Technology
BS, University of Utah
MS, Utah State University
Mark has been involved in Welding Engineering Technology for over 20 years. An experienced professor at Utah State University and Weber State University. Carrying on the tradition and reputation of Professional Welding Engineering education from Utah. An educator working with the American Welding Society and Weld-Ed, providing professional training seminars for educators in welding, quality, and manufacturing. Practical skills and experience come from owning a manufacturing business for 30 years. Knowledgeable in all aspects of welding and manufacturing, including Welding metallurgy, processes, NDT, codes and quality assurance, robotic welding, Management experience as the director of centers, research.
Dr. Andrew Deceuster
- BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology with an emphasis in welding from Weber State University
- MS in Engineering and Technology Education from Utah State University
- Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from Utah State University
Dr. Deceuster worked for Cajun Archery, while he was attending graduate school, where he designed and manufactured archery and outdoor equipment. Prior to coming to Weber State University, Dr. Deceuster worked as a research welding engineer for Precision Castparts Corporation in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Deceuster taught as an adjunct professor in the Engineering Technology Department and the Mechanical Department at Utah State University from 2006 to 2011 and has recently started teaching at Weber State University this semester.
Dr. Deceuster enjoys spending time outdoors. During his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking, rock climbing, and camping. He spends most of his time with his four children, from playing dress up and tea parties with his girls, to building things and rolling around in the mud with his boys
Assistant Professor of Art
- MFA 2004, University of Arizona
- BFA 1998, University of Kansas
Areas of teaching expertise: sculpture and public art.
Jason’s sculptures and public art projects respond to the built environment by repurposing industrial materials and architectural forms for poetic explorations of language and space. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including recent solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Paris, and Brussels. His public art projects have been displayed in California, Nebraska, and Iowa. He has received numerous grants and residencies, including a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and artist residencies at Skowhegan School of Art and the Bemis Center of Contemporary.
- Master's degree at the University of Barcelona
Rene Venegas is a 16th generation silversmith master. As proprietor of Galleon's Gold Jewelry with his wife Jenny, they specialize in custom and hand-crafted fine jewelry. They also offer jewelry making and silversmithing classes, repair work, polishing, and appraisal services.
Sculpture Area Technical Assistant
- BFA Printmaking
- BS Civic Advocacy
Printmaking since 2006, starting by teaching myself Silk Screen, I since then learned a number of Relief, and Intaglio processes. The technical aspects of the medium fascinate me. Each process has its own difficulties and advantages and it is thrilling to learn how to manipulate and direct those processual attributes to achieve visually effective work.
Currently working in the two-dimensional fine arts program at Weber State University, I intend on graduating in the spring of 2016. When completed I will earn a BS in Civic Advocacy from the communications department and a BFA in Printmaking from DOVAD, both in the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. Currently, I am looking at potential graduate programs in studio printmaking around the country as I plan to start my graduate studies immediately following my undergraduate work.