Just Released!

We've just released our first Made of Metal Video series. 

Made of Metal: Coffee Table

Coffee tables are a fixture in almost every home and a nice one can really put a dent in the ol' pocketbook. You can learn in just under 2 hours how to make your own custom and modern coffee table for less that $300 in materials*. This is a course designed for beginners and hobbyists. We design all of our courses for those folks who are new to their shop environment. The course includes 21 video posts and is available to Arc Academy All-Access subscription members. 

We hope you sign up and enjoy it! 

We'll see you in the shop!

Learn to Weld a Coffee Table

Learn It. Weld It. Make It.

We've grown a lot in the past year! We've added an online store as well as our brick and mortar consignment shop! Check out the 'Visit' and 'Online Store' links above for those. We've also added a new Stick welding class! If you're interested in taking that, click the 'Classes' link above. Happy New Year and we'll see you in the shop!


We are happy to announce that you can now purchase gift cards for the friends and family you'd think would enjoy learning to weld. Click the CLASSES link above to buy gift cards that can be used towards classes or Open Shop time*. 

*Open Shop time available to those that have taken MIG 1 & MIG 2 classes or have passed a weld test overseen by Arc Academy instructors. 


Hey Everybody! Arc Academy is proud to be a part of the West Town Art Walk this year! So much so that we're going to host an after-party at our location at 2225 W. Chicago Ave. from 8PM - 11PM. We're excited to have our friends at Federal Motorcycles and Motoworks over to show off their awesome bikes. Come by to drink some tasty suds from our sponsor Goose Island Beer Co. while checking out some bikes and custom metal fabrication work by us. We Hope to see you there! 





Join us on August 20th at 11AM to celebrate the grand opening of the Arc Academy store! Come by to add some custom made hand-crafted art or furniture to your home. You can also jump at the chance to win the 'Great Lakes' (seen below), a $450 face value piece in our raffle held until closing on Sunday. We'll also have catering thanks to the Ukrainian Village's own Whisk on Saturday!