30 welding students from the Arc + Flame & MCC Career Welding Certificate Program graduated at RocAFC. These students have endured 20 weeks of rigorous training and are now prepared to enter the workforce as qualified welders. We are honored to congratulate these students for their achievement and wish them the best of luck in their future!
Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy and Monroe County Executive, Maggie Brooks were also highlighted speakers at today's graduation. To see pictures of the graduates and the ceremony, click here.
The Rochester Arc & Flame Center and Mahany Welding Supply families would like to congratulate Kate Cosden, CWI, on completing her American Welding Society Certification as a QC1 Certified Welding Inspector. This distinction is highly coveted as a proven and nationally recognized achievement designating an individual as having integrity, experience and knowledge in the fields of welding.
We salute her dedication to successfully complete this rigorous and comprehensive examination required for this certification. Congratulations Kate!
Arc + Flame has a glass flameworking class starting in January 2014 for those enrolled in a Rochester area college! The class is run through the College at Brockport, but students not enrolled at Brockport can simply contact Susan Derry (Special Sessions & Programs) at 585-395-2900. Susan will help you fill out the necessary paperwork so you'll receive credit at your college!
The complete Brockport Course# is ART 491.61 (CRN #7849) Glass Techniques and it's a 3-credit course. The course itself is held at the Rochester Arc + Flame Center. See flier below for more information!
Arc + Flame received a tremendous honor this morning with a great article on the front page of the Democrat and Chronicle! The article talks specifically about our professional welding classes and the many great opportunities available through hobbyist classes at Arc + Flame. Make sure to grab a paper copy or read the digital article by clicking here.
The Fall 2013 Semester has begun at Arc + Flame! This Semester marks Class #12 and Class #13 for the Career Welder Certificate Program. Pictured in this album is a group photo for both classes and also the winners of the Krupnicki Family Scholarship, which provides two students half of their tuition expense for the entire course. Look for more updates on our career students as they progress through the next 20 weeks of their education! For more information on our Career Welder Certificate Program, click here.
The Arc + Flame Center received two Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce awards last night: Innovative Business and Arts & Culture Award. Thanks to the voting members who chose to recognize us for these achievements!
The very first issue of Glass Bead Evolution features artwork by Arc + Flame Instructor Lisa Hamlin and a full cover story on the center! Glass Bead Evolution is a brand new national publication created by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. The magazine features artists, designers, educators, students, museums and suppliers as they pertain to the world of glass work. For more information on the magazine and organization, visit ISGB's website.
To view the full article written by Kendra Bruno of ISGB and Michael Krupnicki of Arc + Flame, click the following cover photo:
The International Society of Glass Beadmakers has appointed Suzanne Angell as the Regional Director for Northeast members. Suzanne will continue her role as a glass Instructor at Arc + Flame and is also planning the 2013 ISGB Gathering Event hosted at Arc + Flame. We’d like to congratulate Suzanne on her dedication to the world of glass as well as the Arc + Flame Center!
We are having an open house to heat up your winter blues! Stop by next Saturday (3/2/13) between 11am-4pm for sales on local artwork, live demonstrations and light refreshments. There's even a promo for class registrations! This event is free to attend and you are guaranteed to have a great time. Mark your calendar!
My thanks go out to the hundreds of people that attended our first annual Holiday Open House and Sale last weekend. The shear volume of people and their support of our instructors and classes far exceeded my expectations. Those who attended got to meet a truly remarkable collection of dedicated artist/instructors who have a passion for creating beautiful art, and sharing their knowledge with eager students. Special thanks to Lisa Hamlin for organizing the event, and to all of the RocAFC staff who make this such a special place.
Michael Krupnicki, Executive Director
Tired of the same old holiday events? Heat up your holiday at the Arc + Flame Center! We'll be hosting a Show & Sale on December 7th and December 8th. View live demonstrations of glass and metal artists and purchase works of art by local Rochestarians. What are you waiting for? RSVP on our fanpage and ignite your holiday season at RocAFC!
Executives from Monroe Community College visited Mahany Welding Supply and the Rochester Arc + Flame Center for a tour and glass workshop.
The following individuals were in attendance: Dr. Anne Kress, President of MCC; Michael McDonough, Provost; Todd Oldham, VP Economic Development; Diane Shoger, Executive Director of MCC Foundation.
The group toured all three training facilities at RocAFC and tried their hands at glass flameworking! Check out the following pictures from the event:
As of September 28th, 2012 there are currently 146 students enrolled in our Fall welding classes! We have 94 students attending class on a weekly basis for the RocAFC Welding Career Program, MIG Night Course, Stick Night Course and collegiate classes through RIT and MCC. There are still plenty of available classes through October and November so be sure to signup online and come weld with us!
Click the following picture to view our Fall welding students: