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Assisted Bench Hire Wellington

  • 3 hr
  • 55 New Zealand dollars
  • 65 Abel Smith St

Service Description

If you are not an experienced maker, or if you require some assistance or supervision with an activity, you will need to book an Assisted Hire. The cost is $55 for the 3 hour session with an addition 3 hrs of independant studio use available if required. Some activities will require extra equipment and consumables (such as sand casting) and may incur additional fees. Please remember that while your bench session is able to last longer than 3 hours, you need to negotiate with your technician when you will require help, as your tech is only available over a 3 hour period which is usually at the first part of the day. Please read all this information to ensure you understand the terms of the Bench Hire. Workspace Studios retains the right to cancel a bench hire or require it is upgraded to one-on-one at any time - where necessary for health and safety purposes. Assisted Hires are essential for all first-time bench hires, as well as for any melts, kiln use or use of specialised setting equipment. Assisted Hires are also a great way to build your confidence in the studio - especially around soldering, or finishing off settings. Your technician can support you for around 15 minutes (this can be broken up over a 3 hr period) for things like checking your torch settings, advising on setting processes and "being your second set of hands" doing soldering and melts. Some things are not covered by an Assisted hire: - Doing anything for the first time - this is not a place to learn new skills but to practice those you're already learning. - Melts and casts and in particular use of the oxy-lpg torch, require a one-on-one tuition session of aproximately 1 - 1.5 hrs to assess your comprehension of health and safety protocols and use of the equipment. This includes if you have done a casting class, as those sessions only cover the use of the tools already set up. Even if you have used this equipment extensively in studios elsewhere, you may still require a one-on-one session to check and familiarise yourself with our studio protocols. After you have done a one-on-one session, and are competant to do most of the prep and processing of the metal, then an assisted is perfect. You will have the ability to have your studio tech on-hand when setting up and lighting the torch, and doing the melt and pour. Please check out our information on Bench Hires and Assisted Hires to learn more.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Below are the Terms & Conditions for our classes. For information on access and parking info for both studios, please visit the FAQ page on our main site. TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSPACE CLASSES: We require all class fees to be paid in full before the start date of the class and any extra materials taken to be paid for at the last class. Masks are no longer required in our workshops, but if students would like to wear one they are most welcome. If students are unwell or required to self isolate we will do our best to find another time for them to take the class. We will not offer refunds.  Workspace will not offer make up classes for any reason other than Covid related illness. Please take note of this, these are unprecedented times and we are doing all we can to keep things flowing smoothly but sometimes flexibility is required.  Students must follow all health and safety guidelines and all safety instructions from the tutors at all times.  Workspace is under no obligation to change students to other classes, credit or refund for classes booked. Workspace reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class if circumstances require it, students will be refunded if this is the case.  By enrolling in our classes you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

Contact Details

021 169 1521

65 Abel Smith St, Wellington, 6011

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