The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping Inc., a 501c3 non profit corporation, does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities, classes or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and students, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and students.


Book a Class

3-day and 5-day classes are available for the 2019 school year. Book two weeks in advance for an individual class or group class. New, lower rates are available for select classes! Our facility is located in Green Bay, WI and classes are taught by 38-year industry veteran and Master CoachBuilder, Mark Gerisch. AAMS has exclusive partnerships with Baileigh Industrial, Inc., Miller Welding, Road America, and Rusch Machine & Design, Inc.

Customize your class

Both our 3-day and 5-day classes are customizable to meet your needs. Not every class can and will be the same; our instructor utilizes his wide skillset to teach students exactly what they need to know.

Learn How To

  • 1 Use a power hammer and planish your work

  • 2 Correct the flow and light lines to a body

  • 3 Gas weld aluminum panels

  • 4 Relieve tension in metal before and after shaping

  • 5 Develop patterns for near-perfect panels

  • 6 Understand the architecture and mindset needed to construct a vehicle

  • 7 And more