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AAMS

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.

The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping, Inc.

Welcome

About AAMS

Our Mission Statement

The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational facility that teaches metal shaping and coachbuilding skill sets through a variety of long and short-form classes. It is our mission to provide training of an Old World art form through multiple skill sets in Coachbuilding and metal shaping, which will encompass contemporary technologies. We proudly offer classes to Americans and students worldwide that get them back to working with their hands and are helping to establish a workforce that our great nation can utilize in future endeavors of automotive prototyping, metal shaping, and technological advancement.

Our Core Values

  1. Respect: Respecting the right of others, yourself, and displaying honesty and integrity in your work.
  2. Quality: We inspire world-class craftsmanship in hands-on artistry.
  3. Artistry: We seek to unlock the passion for creative expression through artistic lifestyle.
  4. Actuality: We foster academic excellence through real-world education and experience.

Book A Class

Our 1-Year class, and 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! The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping, Inc. 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. This is the perfect opportunity for employers to send their team to get the training they need to add value to your company! Visit our Class Calendar page to find a date that fits with your company’s schedule.

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