Summer Tech Program



An innovative, hands-on program for students. The programs will inspire students and expose them to metalsmithing, fabrication, and welding in the LWHS shops.

    • Students will explore and think about sculpture, design, and metal fabrication in this project led by Oakland based master-metal designer and fabricator, Doug Hellikson. Students will study the structure of insects; create and prototype their own sculptures; and then fabricate them in metal using a wide range of techniques and tools including bending, shaping & cutting metal, and welding. Students will have the opportunity to use a plasma cutter, spot welder, mig welder as well as benders, rollers, hand shears, and arbor shears.

      In this class, students will gain real exposure to welding and metal fabrication. This is a very special and exciting opportunity, and it also requires a level of maturity and mindfulness appropriate to the work of using such tools.

      Additionally, students are required to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and have covered ankles and wrists.

      Session A
      Schedule: June 27–July 1, 2016
      Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm
      Teacher: Doug Hellikson, LWHS Tech Arts
      Cost of Program: $420
      Open to Rising 5th–7th Graders

    • Have you dreamed about making your own one of a kind jewelry? Now's your chance! Learn all about how to work in wire and sheet metal in the creation of your own art jewelry necklace. You will learn how to cut, bend, curve, drill, texture, sand, and finish metals. You will even get a taste of using fire while safely learning how to use a torch to make your metals softer. We will work in both copper, brass, sheet, and wire. Students will work on their ideas and learn to refine them into meaningful, unique designs.

      This class will teach students the basics of metalsmithing so that they can pursue jewelry making on their own at home. 

      Additionally, students are required to wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and have covered ankles and wrists.




      Session B
      Schedule: June 27–July 1, 2016
      Monday–Friday, 9am–3pm
      Teacher: Laurel Nathanson, LWHS Tech Arts
      Cost of Program: $420
      Open to Rising 7th–8th Graders

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  • Christine Godinez 

    Director of Student Inclusion, Leadership and Civic Engagement



Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.