Congratulations to Kate Cosden, CWI

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!

Happy Birthday Arc + Flame

Thanks to all the students, customers and businesses that have made our first two years a great success! We look forward to an excellent year in 2014.

Learn Glass, Earn College Credit!

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!

Front Page of the Democrat and Chronicle

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.

Fall Semester 2013: Career Welder Certificate Program

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.

Executive Director Funds Scholarship

Looking for a new career? Arc + Flame Founder, Michael Krupnicki, funds welding scholarship for professional training program. For more information, click the image below or click here.


Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce Honors Arc + Flame

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!

 


Arc + Flame in Glass Bead Evolution

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:


RocAFC Instructor Elected as ISGB Director

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!



Spring Show & Sale at RocAFC

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! 



 

Arc + Flame Featured in Rochester Woman Magazine

Rochester Woman Magazine spent some time with our fantastic cast of female instructors and Blacksmithing Director Candace Martens. Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge, or read the article from the Rochester Woman Magazine Website.

 

Arc + Flame Featured in Democrat and Chronicle

Looking for an artistic outlet in Rochester? Look no further! The D&C ran a nice feature on our facility and the opportunities available. Read the full article by clicking here.


Blacksmithing Director, Candace Martens at the forge in the Arc + Flame Center.

Arc + Flame Featured in Roc City Newspaper

Looking for something to do this winter? Come to Arc + Flame! Rochester City Newspaper featured RocAFC in their Winter 2013 Guide for hot winter activities! Read the full article by clicking here.


Jennifer Hecker works a borosilicate rod into the flame. Arc + Flame Center features a variety
of classes for all levels of interest and ability! Photo by Mark Chamberlain

Holiday Show and Sale Reflection

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



Holiday Show & Sale

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! 

 

MCC President & Executives Visit 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:






146 Welding Students!

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:


Fall 2012 Class Schedule

September is almost here, and we've got plenty of classes to keep you entertained! Click on the following pictures for more information and class signup:

  

  

 

 


 

 

Miller Electric Talks RocAFC

Take a peak at this great article Miller Electric wrote about RocAFC and Mahany Welding Supply by clicking on the image below:




Welding on the Job

Here's a shot of Greg, a Class 7 graduate of the RocAFC + MCC Welding and Fabrication Certificate Program. Greg reports that taking this class was the "best decision he's ever made." Way to go Greg!

For more information on additional RocAFC Welding classes, click here.