Spring 2012 |
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
Academic program: Welding Technology
Words of wisdom on Passport:If you are interested in making something of yourself or have an idea you want to expand upon, MCC is an excellent place to grow. There is something here for everyone.
Melody Scott chose to start a hobby in a medium that not many women would choose—welding. She had a desire to create new things, and MCC's Welding Technology program was her answer.
"I have always enjoyed art, specifically illustration, and chose to pursue welding because it was a medium I had never worked with before," said Scott. "I had the desire to create new things. It is very satisfying to know that some of the things I put my hands to will live longer than I will."
Scott believes she has found her passion in sculptural welding. "I get to create pieces of steel that have a life and entity of their own. MCC's hands-on welding program gives me the opportunity to expand my skills and build new ones." Initially, she gave the works she created away for free. As demand increased, Scott began selling her works and participating in area art shows.
"The welding classes at MCC are exceptional. They are taught by talented, personable instructors who provide students with creative ways to implement their ideas," said Scott. "MCC is a really enjoyable place to take sculptural welding."
Taking classes at MCC has given her the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people. From older lifelong learners to younger business professionals, the welding classes include a lot of laughter amongst a group of friends brought together over a common interest.
Check out Scott's work at the upcoming Women Who Weld Art Exhibit, Saturday, April 14–Sunday, April 15 and Saturday, April 21–Sunday, April 22 at the Bancroft Street Market, 2702 S. 10th St. Exhibit hours on Saturday are 11 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1–5 p.m.