AAMS strives to preserve the Art of Coachbuilding through hands on education and foster strategic relationships between artists, fabricators, designers and Industry. For many decades the Art of Coachbuilding has been shrouded in secrecy and the unfortunate outcome is the dwindling supply of Coachbuilders and Panels shapers capable of passing the Art on to the next generation.


The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping  admits  students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.