TSA Students Collaborate with QSI Fabrication Inc.
TOLEDO, OH – TSA students from the classroom of Joy Carson, Stephen Johnston and Leslie Taylor are beginning a collaborative project with QSI Fabrication Inc. to learn more about design and development, while gaining educational experience in CAD (computer-aided design) and welding. This eight-week project will last until late April, resulting in human scale sculptures designed by TSA students. QSI Fabrication Inc. is a steel fabrication and material handling company that provides custom returnable packaging solutions. With the rise in demand for welders, QSI is looking forward to educating TSA students about career opportunities in the skilled trades. Joel Washing of QSI Fabrication Inc. stated, “The sculpture project gives the students of Toledo School for the Arts opportunity to learn and develop skills not only in the immediate school setting but beyond. Through this initiative students will be exposed to all of the stages of developing a creative project. At every step of the process there is a myriad of skills to be learned that will hopefully translate into the students' educational and professional careers. Specifically, the hope and intention is that the students will take away new skills in design, metal working, welding, and teamwork.” Throughout this project, students will design a total of six projects. Once designed, these drawings will be given to QSI to place into CAD, which students will be able to experience and learn how to use. From there QSI will help the students build the designs into sculptures; “all sculptural works will be submitted for display at Sculpture in the Village in Williams Park beginning in June 2018 and will remain on display for one year. Also, as a part of the sculpture show there will be a reception at Rose Foundry on June 9th... awards are presented on behalf of the Mayor of Gibsonburg, the Toledo Sculptors Guild, the Gibsonburg Community Corporation and the people's choice award. Rose Foundry is located at 211 Cedar St., Gibsonburg, Ohio.” Joy Carson is excited for her students to be immersed in this field of work, gaining hands on experience, she commented, “The students will have a chance to actually see a large three dimensional piece come to fruition.”
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Organization Name: Toledo School for the Arts