Why We Are The Best

Students work with state-of-the-art equipment, learn to weld, and many other skills necessary to become a top-notch fabricator and metal artist. 

Dedicated Educators

The Virginia School of Metal was founded in 2012 by Steve Brownell, President and owner of Brownell Metal Studio, Inc. Steve has over 40 years of welding and metalworking experience, ranging from heavy industrial welding and fabrication to nuclear welding.

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First-Rate Course Offerings

From single day classes that provide fundamental knowledge to career bundles and AWS Certification classes, we offer a wide variety of class times and schedules to suit your needs. All classes at our welding school are taught by Steve Brownell and our certified welding instructors.

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Our Mission

Your goals and priorities are of utmost importance to us - the VA School of Metal is here to get you to where you want to be, whether that's tinkering with confidence in your own garage or entering the workforce with AWS certifications in your pocket. 

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Learn the Art of Metal

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Practical Experience

State of the art studio, you will be welding from day one.

Learn with the Correct Tools

Modern tools, everything you need to learn the correct way to weld and become certified

Hands On Learning

Dive right in, this is where it all happens

Team Building

You will work with other students, and learn how to work in groups

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